Your new Lockridge home is complete and you can’t wait to move in!
If you don’t own a big pick-up truck and have a local sports team on speed-dial, chances are you’re searching for a moving company to help you and your family move into your new home. But there are so many moving companies, how do you know what to look for and what will help you find the right one? Here are a few tips to help you narrow down your search.
How long has the moving company been in business?
Experience definitely counts when it comes to moving your worldly possessions! A good track record will show their ability to move your belongings in a safe manner.
Is the moving company licensed?
Every moving company should have a U.S. Department Of Transportation number. This is especially important if you are moving from one State to another State. To ensure your mover’s D.O.T. number is valid, you can search for it on the U.S. Department of Transportation website. If your move is local or within the State where you live, your mover will need a state license.
Is the moving company insured?
You can also verify the company is insured on the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s website. It’s never a good idea to use a moving company without a license number or insurance. Check with the mover to see if your personal items are covered by their insurance during the move. You should also check with your insurance to see if your homeowners or renters policy covers your items. If your items are not covered, consider getting supplemental moving insurance.
Does the moving company have a Better Business Bureau rating?
Visit the Better Business Bureau (BBB) site in the moving company’s area to see their rating. You’ll also be able to read any complaints and see how the company resolved the issue.
How many people will be on the job (your job)?
Ask if the movers are going to wrap and protect your furniture to prevent damages and how long will it take to pack your belongings. Also ask if you’ll be charged for overtime if it takes longer than the original estimate.
These are a few important questions to ask and help you determine the company that will best fit your moving situation.
Lockridge is an on-your-own-land new home builder in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. (see all our Model Home Centers). We offer a full service website that allows you to choose floor plans, get complete price quotes, get prequalified for a mortgage, and more. For more information visit our website or email us.