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If you're hesitant about letting strangers into your home and having them touch all your valuable belongings, that's completely understandable. In order to put your fears to rest, you need to make sure you ask the following five important questions of your moving company before signing on the dotted line. 

Hiring professional movers can be a difficult task. There is no shortage of options for those living in larger cities, and sometimes online reviews don't tell the whole story. You will want to make sure you do your due diligence before settling on local movers to help with your relocation, and we have the five questions you need to ask them before you sign any contract.

Keep reading to find out what they are.

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5 Questions You Need to Ask Your Moving Company Before Signing Anything 

Blindly picking a local moving company in Calgary to help relocate you to your new home can result in an awful experience. The only way to avoid such an outcome is to do your homework and be thorough with your research. A big component of that research will be asking the Calgary movers you plan on hiring all about their company.

Here are the main five questions you must ask them before signing on the dotted line. 

1. How long has your moving company been in business?

While a long company history and proven track record don't necessarily guarantee a great result, it will at least give you an indication of their experience with providing relocation services. Detailed experience will also prove to you that they have been successful enough to stay in business for however long their moving company has existed. If the Calgary movers you're considering hiring have been around for more than 10 years, then that's a good sign they can be trusted with your job. 

2. Are you licensed and what type of liability coverage do you have?

Making sure your movers are licensed and have liability coverage can save you a lot of future headaches. Licensed movers are more likely to be reputable, and if they're accredited with the Better Business Bureau, then that's another good sign that they're trustworthy and there's an avenue for recourse should anything go wrong. Ensuring your movers have proper liability coverage will protect your belongings should they go missing or get damaged. It will also help safeguard you from being held liable should anyone get hurt or if any property gets damaged during the course of your move. 

3. Do you have worker's compensation coverage for your employees?

You might not think you would be on the hook if one of the employees of the moving company you hire gets hurt on your property, but if the movers don't have worker's compensation coverage, that's exactly what might happen. Aside from protecting their customers, local moving companies with proper worker's compensation coverage show that they're committed to their workers and their safety.


4. Do you have the right equipment for my relocation?

There's nothing worse than finding out on moving day that the company you hired doesn't have the proper equipment to successfully relocate your heavy furniture or appliances. That's why you want to make sure they have the right trucks, dollies, hoists, and other specialty moving equipment to execute your specific move well ahead of time. 

5. How much do you estimate my move will cost?

Not getting multiple estimates during this initial stage could backfire by having you pay much more for your relocation than you need to. Even merely mentioning to a moving company that you are getting estimates from multiple providers will help ensure you get a competitive rate. Don't forget that you're the one doing the hiring and in charge. These Calgary movers need to prove to you that they're capable, trustworthy, and offering a fair price for their services.

The More Questions You Ask, the Better Your Move Will Be

Much like you may have heard in school, there's no such thing as a stupid question when it comes to deciding which local moving company you will use for your relocation. Be sure to write down all the questions you can think of ahead of time, and make sure the above five are included in your list. 

If you would like to know more about our professional movers in Calgary and have any questions for us, please feel free to contact us today.

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To find out more about our residential and commercial moving and storage services, and how our professional Calgary movers can help you save time and money during your next relocation, visit us at Precision Movers Ltd. 8-4040 Blackfoot Trail SE Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4E6. Or you can contact us by calling 403-540-4393 or by filling out our online contact form.


Q: How much do movers cost in Calgary?

The answer to this question varies greatly depending on the company, but typically you should expect to spend anywhere between $100-$150/hr for full-service movers, which includes packing and unpacking your belongings. Try to avoid the cheapest option out there as they tend to cut corners or employ seasonal movers with little to no experience.

Q: Should I move myself or hire movers?

The answer to this is totally dependant on you and your unique needs. If you have a small condo worth of contents and can wrangle up some helpers, then you might be able to move on your own. But if you have a three to five-bedroom home full of stuff that needs to be relocated, then hiring professional Calgary movers is probably the right choice.

Q: How far in advance should you book movers?

We typically tell our clients that they should book a move with us at least two months in advance of the actual moving day. If you're able to, booking three to four months ahead is even better. The more time you give yourself to pack everything up and get your affairs in order, the better.

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