Man And Van Services Explained For Your Smaller Move
When it comes to smaller removal services, it is hard to beat the man and van for flexibility and price. If you are smart with your planning, then there is no reason that you can’t get the whole move done with one van, and not have any issues whatsoever. However, there are many issues that can crop up if you are not prepared, and this is what tends to scare people in to using a larger removals company when they maybe do not need to. You will find that a few pointers to give you an idea as to what you should be looking out for may well help you on your way towards a successful man and van removal, so have a look through the following to ensure that you get off to a good start. 1. Be prepared. Before you even start looking for a man and van, you need to be ready for what they are going to ask of you. Do you know the volume of your load? Do you know the size of the van that you need? There are many questions that you need to know, but they tend to be based around the size of the load, and therefore the type of van. The distance is important as well, as some van drivers will not want to take on longer jobs. You will find that both size and distance can have effects on the price that you pay if you are being quoted a price, but if you are being offered a service by the hour, then obviously the working out is all down to you. 2. Size. You can work out your volume by stacking everything against the corner of the room, and taking a square measurement around the outside. The length, width and height of the stack can be multiplied to give you the volume of the items, and this figure can be used in conversation with the man and van driver, so that you are on the same page. You will be surprised by how much can be fit in to a long wheel based van!3. Type of serviceYou will find that, as mentioned above, van drivers tend to charge in different ways. There are those who will give you an overall quote and those who will take an hourly rate. The reality is that the quote will cover the driver’s risk of getting stuck in traffic, or having a difficult time on the way back. The return journey is something that the customer rarely thinks of when using a van man, and this is where things can get expensive for the driver on long distance trips. Hence, there is a prevalence for giving a quote on longer jobs. An hourly rate will be cheaper if everything goes smoothly however, so make sure that you do the calculations carefully to work out which option is best for you, based on distance, traffic reports and the quote.4. Get a personal recommendation.The easiest way to avoid any less than commendable van drivers is to ask your friends and family if they have anyone that they know to be particularly good. You will find that many man and van services do not advertise themselves very actively, so it takes word of mouth to find them, and then you will likely be impressed and pass them on yourself. This means that such drivers aim to please and make a reputation for themselves, which will serve you well!