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What to Look for When Booking a Removal Company
June 12, 2019
A recent Independent Network survey shows that
most UK citizens will end up moving house around seven times before they finally
settle down, meaning most us will have more than our fair share of run-ins with
But how do you know you’re getting a
removal company that will be the best for you?
As one Kent’s foremost removal companies, Farrant
Removals & Storage has provided essential moving solutions across the
county for years, so reckon we know what makes for a good removals firm, and
the sort of things you should be looking out for.
Here are a few of our top tips on the
Keep it local
When you start looking for a removal
company, your first port of call is likely to be Google. With its algorithms
getting more sophisticated every day – at least, it seems that way – you no
longer have to pop your area into the search bar. If you run a search for
‘removal company’ Google will default to those in your immediate area. Of
course, it makes sense to use a local firm. Quite aside from the fact that you
might have friends or family who’ve used them in the past, who can give you a
personal opinion, a local removal company will also know the best route to take
between your two properties.
Know what you want before you call
When it comes to arranging your house move,
remember the Golden Rule: you’re in charge. Before you make that first phone
call, compile a list of the things that your removals company needs to provide
if you’re going to take them on, and ensure that they meet those requirements
when you speak to them.
In an ideal world, the question of whether
your removal company is insured would be entirely moot. Most home moves run
completely smoothly with everything arriving at your new home in the same
condition that it left your old one. However, accidents can and do happen and
it’s too late to consider insurance implications after the fact. As a bare
minimum, any insurance company should provide cover for your belongings against
theft, loss, and damage for the time that they are in their care. If the firm
in question cannot provide that level of insurance, you will need to take out a
policy of your own, or risk losing your items entirely in the event of an
Two questions that are worth asking any
removal company – how long have they been in business, and how much experience
have their team had in the removals industry. A relatively new firm, for
instance, might have staff who have been doing the job for decades and know
exactly what they’re doing. It’s always worth checking out.
Most house moves involve more than just
loading and unloading stuff off a van. If you need help with packing, or could
do with a self-storage solution, it’s worth checking if you removal company can
deal with these things for you. Many companies these days have more than one
string to their bow, so take advantage while you can.
Get in touch
Have you found a company that does all of the above? Then you’ve made a great start. Movers in the Kent area should call Farrant Removals & Storage today on 0800 690 6682. We can answer all your queries, and provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.