We all know that choosing the right removals company can be a bit of a gamble at the best of times. No matter how hard you try to get to know your company, there is never any assurance that they will perform to the standard that you really require on the big day of the move. Knowing this, it is a wonder anyone trusts any of the vast array of companies on offer to get anything done, but we do, day in day out, and one of the more useful solutions to this conundrum is to find a dependable removal company with moving reviews, which are available online for free.
While you may be tempted to take every review for its face value and trust it to the fullest, there can be problems with this. You need to make sure that your removal company is perfect for you, rather than just blindly going for the company that gets the best reviews on the internet. To start with you should find companies that are in your local area, which will reduce costs significantly, as less fuel will be used in coming to your house in the first place. When you have identified a good four or five removals companies, make certain that you are looking at firms that are actually suited towards your needs. There is no point in hiring a company who only deal with large industrial moves on lorries, if you are attempting to move a small house! Save yourself some time by doing the research in advance. When you are sure that your company list contains only firms that are in your area as well as capable of doing your job, have each company do a free valuation. If the company does not do valuations for free, then it is quite likely that they are not worth your time. If you tell them this, it is more than likely that they will give you one anyway!
The valuation process is a perfect opportunity to get to know the head of your forthcoming move. The person that the company send to do the valuation will often be the same person that will be leading the team of movers on the day of your move, as these will be the professionals most suited to estimating load weights and other factors involved in valuing a move. If this is the case then you can get to know the foreman during this time, asking as many questions as you can about how the move should go ahead and anything else that you may be worried about. This period of discussion should give you a perfect idea as to how you feel about the individual as well as the company. You will be able to tell through your intuition, whether you trust this person, and whether they are enthusiastic about giving you a good service or just in it for a quick buck.
When you have discerned your favorite companies, you can turn to the online reviews. These reviews and testimonials should be judged wisely, rather than taken at face value. Some reviews will be slanderous contributions given by rival firms, and some positive may be put in place by the company themselves, so be careful when reading comments that sit at either end of the spectrum. Companies that receive steadily positive reviews are the ones you want, as they continually perform without being showy.