What Questions To Ask Your Local Moving Company

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Just like the process of moving can be a stressful experience, similarly looking for reputed moving company nyc can also be a time consuming task. You can find a number of local moving companies all over US. Be it in any city like Milwaukie or Portland there is no shortage of good movers. So it is always recommended to take your time and clear all your doubts before you select a mover to help you in the moving process.

There are some vital questions which you should ask the local moving companies before they do an in-house estimate. Some of the questions are:

1. Charges and estimates: Ask for the rates of the movers which visit your place. Most companies will offer you a distance rate and also a charge based on per pound. It is important to remember never to select a mover who provides a rate based on cubic feet. In case you are moving long distances, local moving companies will provide you an estimate based on weight and for short distances they charge on an hourly basis. Before you hire a mover, ensure that they give you the charges in writing and that they have a copy of the same with them.

2. Registration number of the mover: It is mandatory for every mover in US to be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Ask for their registration number which is also known as a USDOT (US Department of Transportation) number. This is something which most US citizens, even those staying in major cities like Gladstone and Portland miss out on.

3. Additional fees: Ensure that you know about all the additional charges of the mover. Most movers nyc charge extra if the new destination is not easily accessible, if they have to carry the load by hand over some distance or if some items are awkward. Best for you would be to investigate any obstructions to the entry of your new destination.

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