1) Are they a “local” moving company?
Many Utah moving companies listed on the internet are not a moving company. Instead, they are a broker. This means they will hire random moving companies in your area to transport your goods. You should ask where their office is located. If they can’t provide a local address, you will know you are talking a broker and not an actual moving company.
2) What will it cost me to move? Can you provide me with a free estimate?
Your Utah moving company should be able to provide you with a written quote. This means, in addtion giving you pricing over the phone, they should also be able to do an on site estimate. If you are moving out of state, this is very important. Never move to another state without getting your estimate in writing and then, a written contract.
3) What kind of protection is available on my shipment?
A reputable Utah moving company will always provide you with options to insure your shipment while they are handling your possessions. If a moving company can’t offer you a Full Value Replacement plan, then you should not move with them.
4) Who are their employees?
Is the Utah moving company you want to hire using “day help,”, or do they employ their own full time employees? Some companies will get day help to assist in moving if their schedule fills up. It is best to move with a company that only employs their own full time crew to move your goods. This will insure that the movers who arrive at your home or office are professional movers who know how to move, and can be trusted.
5) How long has the company in business?
Companies that are new may not have the ability to handle problems when they arise because of lack of experience, manpower, or equipment. Just because a moving company has a flashy website or cheap rates doesn’t mean they are your best choice. A good Utah moving company will have more than one or two trucks. Always look at their online reviews to get a good sense of what others think of their services.
By asking 5 simple questions, you will know if the Utah moving company you are hiring is reputable.