How To Find the Best Removal Company
Selecting the right removal company is perhaps one of the most fundamental parts of the moving process – after choosing your new home of course!
After all, these are the people that are going to be handling your furniture, expensive goods and sentimental items as you move from your old home to your new one.
But, with so many removal companies out there, it can be difficult to know who to trust. It’s impossible to know exactly how good a company will be until you take on its services. However, there are a number of things you can do to ensure you’re receiving the highest level of service.
So, if you’re wondering how to find the best removal company, take a look at our top tips below.
Do your research
As with anything, it’s vital to do your research before making a purchase. Take a look online, and ask family or friends if they know any companies that can help. You can even look at business directories to see what companies are operating in your local area.
Once you’ve found some options, don’t just hire the first company you come across. Be sure to get several quotes and find out exactly what each company will be able to do for you before making a decision.
As part of the research process, it’s important to check reviews. Many businesses have reviews available online that you can check out to learn what people are saying about those companies you may be considering.
As well as this, most reputable companies will have reviews and testimonials from previous jobs that you can ask to see. If they don’t supply you with any after you’ve asked, it’s probably a red flag.
In addition to reviews and testimonials, this is also a good time to ask for any relevant industry accreditations that they hold. The British Association of Removers (BAR) is recognised for being the industry’s leading regulatory body, so if an organisation holds any accreditations or certificates from them, then it’s a good sign that they’re reliable.
There’s a lot to think about when moving home. From putting together the deposit to viewing properties until you find something that’s right for you, it’s understandable that the actual removal process often doesn’t come to mind until further down the line.
However, you should start thinking about removals as early as possible. The process of moving your entire life from one location to another can be arduous, and you need to ensure that your schedule and timeline match with your chosen removal company.
With this in mind, be sure to check what dates removal companies you’re speaking with are available. If you leave it too late, then you may find that your preferred option is booked up, leaving you with a less than desirable company, or even none at all.
Ask about storage
If your new house isn’t quite ready to move into yet or you’re unavailable to move in right away, you may need a place to store your belongings for a short, or longer period of time. In these circumstances, it’s always easier for your existing removals company to handle this rather than having to source and pay for a third party.
Many removal firms will happily do this for you and at Britannia Sandersteads, whether you’re looking to store furniture or a place to keep valuables, we have a range of fantastic storage services available to both domestic and commercial customers.
Find out about additional services
When searching for the best removal company, it’s also important to enquire about additional services that could help to make the process easier. This could include furniture hoisting, piano removals and packing services.
Often these services will come with additional charges, but it’ll be well worth it in order to make the process quicker and easier, and ensure everything is transferred to your new home in the very best condition.
Here at Britannia Sandersteads, we have over 50 years of experience supporting homeowners and businesses in London, Croydon and Surrey, ensuring their moving experience is as seamless as possible. To find out more about how we can help you, get in touch with us today.