You can imagine how difficult it is to shift your home. Only those who have moved homes can think of the troubles the encountered, right from the point of choosing the moving company. There are quite a few scams in the market that can literally snatch thousands of dollars and you cannot do anything.
Here are some tips to distinguish between a good moving service Toronto and a bad one
Moving prices are based on the following things
- The weight of your belongings
- The amount of space your goods occupy in the truck.
- The mileage
The estimator from the moving company Toronto doesn’t insist on an on-site inspection of your household goods. In fact, he is giving you a sight-unseen estimate, which is closed to accurate. Homeowners typically have considerably more belongings than they think they do, and good estimators aren’t looking at specific items as much as guesstimating their bulk and weight.
- The Way they Inspect
A good estimator will ask you questions that might sound funny to you.
- “Will you ship all the food in your pantry, or eat it before you leave?”
- “Will you sell anything to get rid of it before moving; if so, what?”
It’s vital for you to provide as much information as possible.
Here’s an estimator who can mislead you:
- Who walks through the items of your home quickly without opening cabinets
- Who takes note of exactly what you plan to move, not more than that
These scam artists low-ball your quote and held your belongings later. Thousands of people each year become victims of these scams. They simply refuse to deliver your belongings unless you pay what they demand.
- Paying Upfront
By paying upfront, there will be a high risk whether you’ll see your belongings again. Best movers in Toronto will not demand cash or any large deposit before moving your property. You generally have to pay upon delivery. While making payments, use a credit card so that you can fight any fraudulent activity.
- The Name Change
Some scams get under Better Business Bureau and continue to run their businesses under new names. Make sure that the company you hired can provide you its contact information, along with insurance and license. Note that they should use the full name of the company, instead of saying “moving service”.
You can ask for three reference, to see whether they have been providing the right service. Make sure to ask for the references within your locality and who have been moved just recently. Furthermore, go ahead and call those clients and take their testimonies.
- Packing costs
You can either pack things your way and save the cost, or let the moving company do it on extra price. The latter is more suitable as the company will be held responsible for any damages. However, make sure that all the items have been packed safely. There should be any missing item.
Certainly, there will be surcharges on moving your stuff from a single story building to a 10th floor apartment. Perhaps, the destination locality has narrow streets. So, better ask the company about the extra cost before moving your stuff.