Top 10 Benefits of a Man and Van Service
People move in search of new opportunities some or several times in life. Whether it is within the same city or far away, to another destination, we usually take our belongings with us: furniture, books, appliances, clothing, etc. There are hundreds of moving and delivery companies that are available to us on the Internet, on posters stuck everywhere in the street, on lampposts, facades, in the telephone book, on the exit of furniture stores. We tell you interesting things that will help you choose the best moving company and that your things arrive safely in good condition and quickly.
A move is not done every day or improvised overnight. To make a move with guarantees you have to plan ahead.
2. Budget without commitment
Always ask about fixed costs to while chosing the right company for your removal. Do not hesitate to request it.
3. Reject phone quotes
Do not admit a quote by phone: there is a risk that the company will change the price later, always upwards, and then you will be left with the desire to have opted for another company that, it appeared to be more expensive originally. Request a prior written estimate from several companies and be suspicious of those that do so on the fly, by phone or by filling out a web form, without a representative from you at our address. The visit of the representative of the removal company is necessary to establish the conditions in which the removal and the elaboration of the budget will be made.
4. It requires that you indicate the reference rates
The removal companies are obliged to display to the public, by means of posters and in a perfectly visible way, the prices of the services or the reference rates that have been established. This prevents prices from being arbitrary.
5. Solvency and professionalism
Check for your safety that the company is authorized to carry out the activity and that it is professional. There are two previous indicators that you can require the company to prove before signing anything: The company should be registered in the Registry of Moving Companies of the General Directorate of Transport of its Autonomous Community, and The Company must have civil liability and merchandise insurance.
6. Contract and small print
It is highly recommended to carefully read the terms of the contract and check that it contains, at least.
7. Insurance of your belongings
Request detailed information about the insurance coverage hired by the removal company and its possible extensions. Think about the things that you have to transport and if there is one that is worth having a different treatment for its value (market or sentimental), Think of the different assumptions that can be made about your most valuable things, since, very likely, by Murphy’s Law, they will suffer.
8. Prepare for a possible claim
In any hiring of a service, it is essential to prepare from before hiring in case things go wrong. Keep all documentation (advertising, budget, contract, etc.) of your moving company in order to justify a possible future claim and keep updated the chronology of your move (date and event).
9. Supervise the loading and unloading of belongings
It is good to be attentive and present in the tasks of loading and unloading our belongings to observe if there is an incident with our things at the time of uploading them to a truck.
10. Objects of great value
It is convenient that it is one who transfers, whenever possible, the very fragile objects and those that have a great value.