How to find a reliable moving company?
It is said that the average American moves every 5 years. Each year roughly 40 millions of Americans move across the country. California and especially the Bay Area is one of the most ‘moving’ regions. No wonder the number of moving companies steadily rises. According to mymovingreview.com, there are more than 100 movers in San Jose! But how to find reliable movers at reasonable prices in such an abounding range? Finding a company you can trust and charge with your possessions seems challenging. Next tips will help you to make the right choice.
Start with feedbacks
Firstly you should ask your friends, relatives or co-workers who have moved recently. Personal opinion of your fellows is always better. If none of your company can give you advice on dependable professional movers, start surfing. Today the Internet is overloaded with rating web-sites, review platforms, social networks - you can find everything you need and even more. We recommend trying such trustworthy and easy to use sites as yelp.com or Google Maps. Important to mention, that a2bmovers has nearly 200 reviews on yelp.com and high rates on Google. There you can find photos and videos of our working process also.
Prefer local companies
Considering small local movers will not only save your money, because their rates are much more attractive than federal giants offer. Local companies do their best and everything they can to gain a good reputation and customers’ trust. They often provide excellent keen service to their clients. A2bmovers offer one of the best prices in San Jose and the Bay Area (two movers and a truck from 104$/hr with included insurance). Moreover, our company has an experience of working in the Bay Area for a decade so far!
License is crucial
Every reliable company must be registered and licensed. Very important to check if the moving company is authorised to operate in California. Movers are licensed and regulated by the Bureau of Household Goods and Services. You can simply check the company here, on Bureau’s site https://bhgs.dca.ca.gov/enforcement/lookup.shtml If you are moving between states, the company must have a number issued by the Department of Transportation. It is a license that identifies commercial vehicles transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce. Checking it is also easy on the U.S. Department of Transportation site https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/CompanySnapshot.aspx . All you’ve got to do - is just to enter USDOT number or the company name and get all the available information. If you decide to choose a2bmovers, be sure we’re licensed in California Public Utilities Commission and authorised to operate in the state.
Feel free to ask about insurance
If the mover is insured - you can have no worries. A reliable moving company should be properly insured in case any of your possessions break or get lost during the move. Companies get a Certificate of Insurance to cover any possible damages of your belongings. Hiring us you won’t have to worry about your goods’ safety - our work is insured up to 1 000 000 $. All your belongings and property will be fully covered, packed and delivered carefully in time.
Ask for pre-estimation
Today the majority of reliable moving companies offer their clients in-home estimation. Company staff will come to your place and make a visual survey of everything you want to be packed and moved. Also movers will take a good look at any potential issues and problem situations such as a lack of elevator, narrow corridors, etc. Our company guarantees that the final price of your relocation won’t be higher than the one estimated in-home. Also a2bmovers provide video estimates. Saves time a lot!
To get a quote for moving with our company simply fill in the web form on our site or call us to get a free consultation.
Also you can get all the related information and rates on our website or by phone.
List of the things INCLUDED in our rates:
- Long Walks From Your Door To The Truck
- Blankets & Pads
- Disassembly & Reassembly For Large Furniture
- Unlimited Shrink Wrap & Tape
- Floor Protection (must be requested at least 48 hours prior to your move)
- Wardrobe Boxes (free to use on the day of the move but must be returned)
- Heavy Items*
*If you have a piano, a safe, or any other items that could be considered excessively heavy (300lbs or more), please notify us immediately as we may not be able to provide service for those items.