7. How to choose a first rate removal company
Moving house is extremely stressful, but you can make the whole experience much more bearable by employing the services of a reputable removal company.
A good removal company will ensure everything is packed correctly to reduce the risk of damage. They’ll do all the heavy lifting for you at both ends and they’ll provide plenty of packing cases, saving you the trouble of buying loads of boxes yourself.
The trouble is, t
he barriers to starting a removal service are very low, you just need a van and some insurance. This means there are a large number of cowboy operators who, far from making the job easier, are just as likely to make it worse.
So how do you go about choosing a trustworthy removal company that will do the job properly? Fear not, in this blog, we’ll give you five tips to help you choose a reputable and trustworthy company that you can rely on.
1. Do they have a physical address?
The first step to choosing a trusted removals company is to check that they have a physical address complete with a landline phone number. Not having these displayed on their website is a clear sign something is not right.
If the only means you have of contacting a company is an email address or mobile phone number, they could disappear at a moment’s notice. And they could disappear with all your stuff in the back of their van. So make sure they have a physical address.
2. Ask them for a quote
When looking for a removal company, it’s a good idea to get three quotes from reputable firms in your area. This will give you a good idea of what you can expect to pay and will help you narrow down the choice even further.
But don’t just go with the firm that offers the cheapest price. This is rarely a good idea when choosing a removal company. Go with the company that offers the most professional service. It is also usually possible to get a feel for a company based upon your interactions with them.
3. Are they insured?
You are trusting the removal company with your most treasured possessions, so you need to make sure they have adequate insurance cover to protect you should something go wrong.
Any good removals company should have a comprehensive policy that provides public liability, employees’ liability, goods in transit and breakage insurance. This offers complete protection for both your furniture and personal belongings.
4. Are they registered?
An easy way to check if a company is doing things by the book is to check that they are registered at Companies House. This can be done by following this link: https://www.gov.uk/get-information-about-a-company
5. Read reviews
Finally, it’s a good idea to read a few reviews of your chosen provider. Most reputable removals companies will have an active Facebook page where customers can share their experiences, both good and bad.
Bear in mind that all companies get bad reviews from time to time, and it could be a warning sign if they don’t have any negative comments. But for the most part, the majority of reviews should be positive.
So there you have it, five quick and simple ways to find a reputable removals company. Completing these checks before signing up with a service provider will greatly improve the chances of your house move going ahead successfully.
At Cheerful Removals, we take pride in offering exceptional customer service and will go the extra mile for all customers. Contact us today to learn more about our services.