Useful Tips On Man And Van Hire
Are you moving house and need some extra help? Ever thought of using a removal company? There are plenty of great moving companies out there but there are also a lot of cowboys who will use every trick in the book to entice you in, then leave you high and dry and wishing you could turn back the clock. Don’t settle for a substandard service, because after all, it is your hard earned money and the safety of your possessions that are at stake. A man with a van service can offer you a cheaper alternative with a highly personable service without compromising on quality, that is if you do your homework first. So use our advice to separate the bad from the good and to ensure that you pick the right man and van company for all of your removal needs.
1. Do your research and sift through the removal companies offering services in your area.
Firstly, it’s essential to make sure that whichever company you choose to help you on moving day is able to come to your destination and then drive your belongings to your new location. This may seem like a pretty basic requirement that you would expect from a moving company, but you’d be surprised with the amount of people that book a service without checking whether they can cater to your exact requirements first. Man and van services in particular tend to only work in and around the City or at select locations, so ensure your property falls within their working area.
2. Get recommendations if you can and take a look at their testimonials page.
Any half decent company should have a testimonials page on their website. Take a look at what their past customers have to say and use this as an indication of what you should expect if you choose to book with them. If you can, ask around your friends and family and anyone you know that has moved recently. If they moved in similar circumstances to your move and were happy with the service provided, get the name of the company they used and give them a try. It’s a lot safer to find a company this way, as it’s likely that the company will deliver a quality service for your job too.
3. Don’t be tempted to just go ahead and book with the cheapest option you can find.
A cheap service doesn’t necessarily mean a quality service. Be mindful of the fact that new companies may lower their prices excessively in order to entice you in, but then when it comes down to getting your job sorted, they may scrimp on the quality that they claim to deliver. It’s well worth spending a little bit more for the services of a quality, well reputed company that will ensure that all your possessions will reach their new destination in one piece.
4. Check the company you choose has experience in delivering services specific to your requirements
House moves and office moves differ in their complexity and the type of items that require moving. Office equipment and electronics require a special type of attention when it comes to their handling and moving, as opposed to boxes of basic house items that can just be packaged and wrapped up.
5. Call up the companies that you have shortlisted and have a chat with their staff so that you can aim to decipher if they are what they say they are.
Use this opportunity to ask as many questions as possible, and don’t forget to get some quotes before making a firm booking.