If you are planning to relocate anytime soon, your thoughts will eventually turn to sourcing a removal contractor, and with so many companies, all offering a second to none service, it can seem like a daunting task to find the best provider. Obviously, you want a local company, and if you happen to know someone who has recently moved, you could ask them about their experience.
Here are a few essential questions to ask any potential removal contractor, which should ensure that you make an informed decision.
- Do you have a packing service? Packing is a job that is best left to the experts, and most removal companies would offer a fully comprehensive packing service, where they supply all of the packing materials. The experts use a colour coding system or labels, which ensures that the contents of each box is clearly written on the side, plus with the name of the room, unloading is easier. All the removal company needs from you is a full inventory list, then they can begin with the packing.
- Are you Fully Insured? Even when taking the greatest of care, accidents can happen, so your removal contractor should be fully insured for every eventuality. Mots providers would have several million dollars of public liability insurance, which would be more than ample, but you should ask any removalist about their insurance coverage. If, for example, you have some very valuable antique items, you should check that your removal company is covered for such items.
- Is your Quote All-Inclusive? In a perfect world, every removal contractor would have transparent pricing, but sadly, this is not always the case, and when you ask a local company to quote for your move, you should confirm that the price quoted is actually fixed, regardless of what happens. Ideally, the quote would be broken into sections that allows you to see where your money is going, and you could ask the Sydney removals contractor to write the words ‘fixed price’ on the quote, to avoid any misunderstandings.
- Do you Have Temporary Storage Facilities? It is rare that a relocation can take place in a single operation, as often the date of leaving one property does not coincide with the date you can occupy the new dwelling, and if your possessions have to be stored for a few days, it is important to know that the removal company do have secure storage facilities. Some levy a small fee for this service, while others will not charge, and it is up to you to check whether or not there will be a charge for using secure storage facilities.
Most homeowners would select 3 companies from a Google search list and invite each one to quote for the project, which then allows you to compare prices and service to ensure that you make an informed decision as to which company you select.