Movers Will Avoid Potential Hazards

Road_ConstructionIt is a lot more difficult to handle relocation when there aren’t any professionals involved. Professional movers have the training, equipment and experience to do the job more efficiently. Not to mention, they are aware of all the potential hazards that as movers, they must keep an eye out for. If one isn’t aware of what to watch for, they could easily end up damaging or losing the possessions.


During the loading and unloading process of the move, the movers will carefully handle all of your property. They will use the techniques they learned n training to lift and move the boxes, furniture and other possessions safely as to not cause harm to themselves or the property. The rollers, dollies, ramps and other tools they bring with them are all designed to assure safety. This makes the relocation much easier on everyone and things will be less likely to get damaged.


Other potential hazards come with being on the road en route to the next location. The driver will pay close attention to the weather and road condition reports. If they spot any potential hazards, they will try to take another route. They will avoid road construction, poor weather, bad neighborhoods, and disheveled roadways.


Not only are the movers trained to stay away from such potential hazards, but they offer insurance coverage for added protection. If anything ends up lost, stolen or broken even while the movers are being cautious, it will be covered by the company’s insurance plan. File a claim if you need to and your possessions will be repaired or replaced.

The Importance of an Inventory List

Carrying BoxesIt is so easy to lose property during a relocation. A lot of people will go about a move without taking a second to consider all of the inventory. When the items make it to their new home, they look it over and can’t remember all that was moved until they need it and realize that it isn’t there. This is why it is highly recommended that an inventory list is created. The moving company will often create their own list of inventory as well which is great for comparing yours too.


An inventory list can be as detailed as you would like. If you really wish to write down each individual piece of furniture and item, you can, but many just take a box count per room. This box count can also include a count of each piece of furniture to go in each room too. It is up to you, but make sure that you take an accurate count.


By creating a list of inventory, you will be able to notice what made it and what didn’t as the truck arrives at the next location. If you realize that items are missing, you can immediately inform the moving company so that they can file a report in which you will sign. The moving company will then consult with you and if they find that items really are missing, they will tell you how to go about filing an insurance claim. The items will then be replaced if they were found lost due to the fault of the movers.



Why Insurance Coverage Is Important

BoxesAll legit moving companies should offer insurance coverage. If they don’t, it is probably best you refrain from hiring them for relocation. When a mover has insurance coverage for their customers, it shows that they ultimately care about the well-being and condition of your property. Even as professionals, accidents can happen and in this case, you will want to have that extra peace of mind to know that your stuff is covered.


Insurance coverage can work in different ways depending on the moving company’s insurance policy and who they go through. Ask the customer service rep how theirs works. Some insurance policies won’t cover items such as jewelry, boats and other high valued items. It is best that you pack up valuables separately and bring them along with you during the move.


If a mover ends up losing or breaking anything that belongs to you while it is in their care, the insurance will have it covered. Anything broken will be repaired and anything missing will be replaced or paid for. If you move on your own, you wouldn’t have this coverage. A homeowners insurance policy doesn’t cover any of your property when it is not sitting at the address you have listed on your policy.


The best way to make sure that all of your stuff made it to the next location is by creating a list of inventory. Many movers will create their own list too, but it is best that you have your own as well. Compare your list with that of the mover’s before they leave after the loading process. Then, as the items arrive at their destination, check them off the list. If you notice anything is missing or damaged, inform the movers and they will file a report in which you will need to sign. Some people won’t realize that things are broken or missing until later on, this is okay too. Contact the mover and let them know. They will explain how you can go about making an insurance claim.