House moving services vary from company to company, but you should choose the company that provides most of these services at the cheapest price. This can be achieved by going online and looking at the websites of different house moving companies and looking at the services offered vis-à-vis the cost of these services. The internet is advantageous because you can find house moving companies that provide some of these services free of charge. They do this because there is intense competition in the moving industry, meaning they have to lower prices so that they can attract new clients and retain old ones. You should ‘shop around’ for these companies and you should not be guided by the price because although cheap is expensive, expensive is not always better.
The house moving companies you consider should provide a storage service. Storage facilities enable you to store some of the things that cannot be delivered on the moving day for one reason or the other. The storage facility should be near your old home to avoid incurring too much transport costs, your belongings must be insured against damage and theft and against pest, water and fire damage.
The house moving companies you consider should provide an insurance cover for your belongings during transit. This cover should protect your belongings against theft while in transit or damage of any kind, even scratches. For this reason, it is important that you be present on the moving day to assess the condition of each and every item and that you make the driver append his/her signature as to the condition of the items. Whenever there is damage or theft, you should report the case immediately because there is usually a time limit for such claims. Some house moving companies try to exempt themselves from blame by hiding some information on the fine print. You should therefore go through the fine print very carefully and if you must, ask for assistance from a lawyer.
Another of the house moving services that should be provided is the actual transportation. In the industry, there are some companies that outsource this service – do not go for such companies because you will not know about outsourced company.
The house moving companies you consider should provide auto shipping. This is where they transport your car when you do not want to drive it due to long distance of travel, overseas move, etc. The company should also provide loading and offloading services.
Optional house moving services that you have to pay extra for include packing and unpacking. However, this is not advisable because they will not know your valuable items and even if they are insured, some things are irreplaceable. Another service is cleaning the house after you move if that is in the contract with your former landlord.
You should therefore go to www.virginiamovers.com and ask for online estimates. From the website you will get other free information on such things as how to prepare for the move, when to start preparing, how to do the packing, etc.