Moving can be a tiring and painstaking process; however, hiring movers can make the process easier. When you look for a moving company, asking specific questions can help you make the best decision. Here are the most important questions to ask your Calgary movers.

Do they provide an estimate of the cost of the move?

Moving companies should be able to provide an estimate before agreeing to the job. Many companies offer non-binding estimates, meaning the estimated price is subject to change. Sometimes a move might require more manpower and equipment than predicted, resulting in you paying more than the estimate. Conversely, the move might require fewer resources than planned.

It can be a good idea to hire a moving company that has an all-inclusive service with no hidden extra fees.

How long will the move take?

Ask your Calgary movers for an estimate of how long it will take to complete your move and if there is a standard delivery time. That way, you can accurately schedule your moving time around any other business.

What is the cancellation policy?

It is in your best interests to find out how the moving company handles cancellations in case you have an emergency and need to cancel or postpone. Some companies charge a fee for cancellations or rescheduling, while others do not.

Do they subcontract moves?

Will the company you contract to transport your items, or will they hire someone else? Be sure to clarify the details. Some companies subcontract other companies to assist with the moving process or act as brokers. If something happens to your shipment, you should know who to contact.

In addition, ask about their employees’ experience. Choosing a company that has trained their employees 100% before they are sent our on packs, moves or cleans is very important.

Is the company licensed and insured?

You should try to choose a moving company that is licensed, insured and possesses a Better Business Bureau (BBB) accreditation, which speaks to the company’s good reputation.

What kind of liability coverage does the company provide?

Ask your moving company about their insurance and decide if you’ll need to purchase any additional coverage. You’ll want to find out if they have insurance coverage to reimburse you for loss or damage.

How does the company handle loss and damage claims?

Before you choose a moving company, you need to know how the company handles loss and damage claims. Do they provide claim forms that are easily accessible in the event of loss or damages? How long does it take to settle a claim? All these questions should be answered before you sign a contract, so you can better decide if this company is what you are looking for. Be sure you understand the claim process fully.

Reliable Calgary movers

For everything from small packing jobs to large commercial moves, contact Eagle Moving in Calgary. With over 20 years of experience, our professional and well-trained staff provides excellent service at affordable rates. Our Calgary movers have full insurance and BBB accreditation and will get the job done right the first time.

Call us at 403-614-8309 or visit our contact page for a free quote.