Moving can be an incredibly difficult endeavour. Whether it’s from the home or the office, packing everything up and carting it away can be an extremely stressful time with plenty of frustrations. This is especially true if you’re trying to navigate the ever-growing metropolis that is Toronto. That’s why it’s vital to choose the right moving company for the job.
Understanding the Right Mover for the Job
Before starting anything, it’s absolutely essential to make sure about what type of movers you’ll need; certain moving companies in Toronto specialize in certain aspects of moving over others, like distance and items moved. Compile a list of what you’re looking for in terms of things like moving distance, what exactly you’re moving out of (house, apartment, office, etc.), and how much you’re actually taking. Once you have those narrowed down, you’ll be able to better decide later.
Checking Service Histories
Just like understanding the right movers for the job, it’s equally important to understand a prospective choice’s service history. While they may look great on the surface, some digging can reveal horror stories that easily tell the real tale. Although Google can do the brunt of the work concerning research, you should also look for testimonials on HomeStars or even reach out to other customers personally to get the full story.
Estimates are important to understanding the full cost of the move in the long run, but you shouldn’t just look at the immediate charge. Make sure there are estimates concerning the potential costs of damage and other often-overlooked charges, along with whether or not estimates are binding or not.
Company Insurance and Licensing
The moving company you chose should definitely have insurance; this means that any damage caused during the move is covered. Without it, this means trouble. Additionally, while a licensed company should possess insurance the two aren’t mutually exclusive. That’s why you should make sure that any company you choose is fully licensed and insured.
Since 1927, Tippet-Richardson has been one of Canada’s premier international moving companies with locations in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, and Toronto. We have over 90 years of experience in moving internationally and overseas, with each move designed every step of the way around our customers. We also have an A+ rating with the BBB (Better Business Bureau), and have a Membership with CAM (Canadian Association of Movers). Check out elsewhere on our website for more information and our contact information for our offices.