Planning a local move has its own unique stresses, but hiring a professional moving company to transfer your things from point A to point B can save you a lot of time and agony. Of course, when trying to find a local moving company, you want to be positive you obtain the best value you can possibly get. As you find and acquire estimates from promising movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, here are five critical questions to ask that will aid you to make the best selection.
1. Is Your Quote Binding?
Ideally, you'll want to look for a mover that provides an in-home estimate to provide you the most specific quote possible. Hiring a company that provides a binding or "not-to-exceed" price may also give you peace of mind in your decision.
2. Will My Items Stay in the Same Trailer in Tulsa and Oklahoma City?
Some moving companies may transfer your belongings onto another truck during the transporting process, which should be bypassed if you can. Transferring your things means handling them multiple times, which inherently increases the risk of damage or loss. Except for when storage is needed, finding a local mover that will keep your belongings on the same truck for a local move from point A to point B will shrink that risk.
3. How Much Valuation Coverage is Included?
Most moving companies include some basic type of liability valuation included in their services, which should cover an amount based on the weight of the item that is damaged (for example, $0.60 per pound). But, this coverage may be lacking for things that do not weigh much, but are exensive to replace. Full coverage options should be discussed at the time of your in-home estimate and can be purchased from the moving company for added peace of mind and security.
4. What Services or Materials May Cost Extra?
Make sure to ask exactly what is comprised in your estimated rate, along with some other services or materials that will cost you extra. For example, if you'd like your delicate furniture to be pad wrapped or to have protective padding placed on your carpet while moving bulky items, you may face additional material and labor charges from some companies, so it is best to ask about these costs upfront so there aren't any surprises down the road.
5. Is There Anything You Won't Move?
Most movers will provide you a comprehensive list of things that their workers can’t touch for liability or other reasons. Some examples of items you may end up needing to relocate yourself (or make other provisions for) include:
- pool tables
- grandfather clocks
- children's playsets
At A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we take great pride in the complete moving estimates we're able to provide to our customers, all of which include a free in-home consultation. And unlike many other companies, we are also able to provide expert tear-down, moving and assembly of items such as play sets, grandfather clocks, appliances, pianos and much more.
With more than four decades of service to Tulsa and Oklahoma City and the surrounding communities, A-1 Freeman Moving is committed to making your next local move as easy as possible. All of our moving crews are background checked and drug tested, and they have an average of 10 years of experience in packing, furniture protection, safety and item transport.
To learn more about what we can do for you or to get started with an estimate for a local move, get in touch with us today. We look forward to serving you!