If it is your first move into or out of Knoxville and you are hiring professional movers, it is always a bit difficult to know just what to ask. Asking the right questions of the potential home movers you are considering will help to narrow down the choices to the top two or three.
Once there is a small number of choices, getting quotes and comparing the costs and services will be easy. The problem is often in narrowing down the list as home movers all seem to offer something a bit different, which can make decision making more challenging.
By focusing in on three important aspects of the move, you can easily eliminate companies from the long list, leaving you with two or three quality movers to consider.
Are You Licensed and Insured?
Local movers will have to have a business license, and long-distance movers will need to be licensed through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Also, all moving companies should be insured in the event they damage any property during the move. Valuation coverage for the contents of the move should also be verified as well as the option for additional insurance for valuable items.
How Do You Hire Your Moving Crews?
The best home movers hire full time moving crews and have their teams of packers that are trained in the safe handling of all types of household items during a move. Smaller companies in Knoxville may only employ drivers on a regular basis and then hire people from labor pools as needed for moving services.
While You Provide A Binding Or Binding Not-to-Exceed Quote?
Avoid a company that provides a low-cost non-binding quote. This is a common scam that results in a final bill that is often two to three times or more the estimate provided.
Binding estimates allow you to pay just what is quoted while binding not-to-exceed quotes charge you the estimated price or the actual weight on the truck and the distance, whichever is the lower of the two.