Moving to another home is a rather detailed process that requires you to make so many important decisions. From choosing the most suitable supplies to the method of packing, the number of things you need to focus on may be quite overwhelming. But the most important thing is hiring a Manitoba moving company to help you convey your belongings to your desired destination. To find the best Manitoba or Winnipeg moving company that will satisfy your demands and handle your belongings with care, here are some questions you should ask:
1. Is your company a member of CAM?
Many Manitoba moving companies offer top notch services, but in every industry you will find a few bad apples. So to avoid rogue movers, you must ensure that the Winnipeg moving company has a good public reputation. In Canada, not all companies that move from one province to another must be licensed. So you need to ask whether the company is part of the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM). CAM offers consumers useful information about moving, moving companies and storage facilities.
2. Do you have experience with my type of move?
Ask the moving company to tell you about their experience in handling the kind of move you are planning. For example, if you are moving into a condo or high rise building, or to a very busy part of the city, you should make sure that the company has handled this kind of move before. Your movers must be ready to take on any kind of challenge during the move, such as steep stairs, small doorways or parking restrictions.
3. Which type of liability coverage will you provide?
Before you hand over your belongings to your mover, ensure that the items are covered by insurance. This should provide some form of liability coverage if there is a mishap during the move. Reputable Winnipeg moving companies will offer you various kinds of liability coverage for the type of move you intend to make. Some forms of coverage will pay you compensation while others will replace the damaged items.
4. Can you provide references?
You need to find out what previous clients of the movers are saying about their quality of service. Just like you won’t hire a new employee without references, you shouldn’t hire a moving company without asking for verifiable references. In addition, you should use the opportunity provided by the internet to do your personal research. Read what is on their Facebook page and check review sites that provide reviews for Manitoba moving companies.
5. Will you set boundaries in your quote?
Giving quotes for moving is not a very easy process. Many reputable companies know this, so they create a set of estimates and bill you per weight and distance moved. So if you are able to keep the weight of your belongings within a particular limit, you can easily predict what your bill will be. Some other companies offer billing estimates that allow you to know exactly what your bill will be ahead of time. Make sure you ask about the type of billing system that the company is using.
Those are not the only questions you need to ask the prospective moving company but they are among the most important ones. Before you make your final decision, take time to study all terms and conditions in the moving contract.