Working out the details of a local move comes with its own unique stresses, but employing a professional moving company to move your stuff from point A to point B can save you a lot of time and stress. By all means, when making an effort to find a local moving company, you want to make sure you are getting the best value you can possibly get. As you look for and acquire estimates from possible movers in Oklahoma City, here are a few important questions to ask that will assist you to reach a conclusion.
1. Is Your Quote Binding?
Ideally, you will want to look for a mover that conducts an in-home estimate to give you the most specific estimate possible. Hiring a company that offers a binding or "not-to-exceed" price may also give you peace of mind as you make your decision.
2. Will My Items Stay in the Same Truck in Oklahoma City?
Some companies may transfer your belongings from one truck to another during the transporting process, which should be averted if possible. Transloading your things means handling them more than once, which definitely increases the odds of damage or loss. Unless storage is required, finding a local mover that will keep your things on the same truck for a local move from origin to destination will lessen that risk.
3. What Type of Valuation Coverage is Included?
Most companies incorporate some basic amount of liability valuation as part of their services, which most likely covers an amount based on the weight of the item that is damaged (for example, $0.60 per pound). Yet, this coverage may not be enough for things that are not heavy, but cost a lot to replace. Full coverage options are usually available and can be purchased from the mover for added peace of mind and protection.
4. What Services or Materials May Cost Extra?
Be sure to find out exactly what's included with your estimated rate, and ask what are some other services or materials that could cost you extra. For example, if you would like your delicate furniture to be pad wrapped or have protective padding put over your carpet while moving bulky items, you may face additional material and labor charges from some companies, so it's best to find out about these costs beforehand so there aren't any surprises down the road.
5. Is There Anything You Won't Move?
Most all moving companies will provide you a comprehensive list of items that their workers will not handle for liability or other reasons. Some examples of items you may need to relocate yourself (or make other arrangements 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 are able to give to our customers, all of which include a free in-home consultation. And unlike many other movers, we're also able to offer expert tear-down, moving and assembly of items such as play sets, grandfather clocks, appliances, pianos and much more.
With more than forty years of service to Oklahoma City and the surrounding communities, A-1 Freeman Moving is devoted to making your approaching local move as smooth 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 find out more about how we can help you or to get started with an estimate for a local move, contact us today. We can’t wait to hear from you!