Sadly, not all moving companies are reputable and employ trustworthy workers. Thankfully, with all the reviews and accessible social media platforms out there today, it’s easy to weed out the reputable movers from the not-so-reputable ones.
Still, you want to take steps to research a mover in Dallas before you commit. This is especially important if you plan to transport large amounts of valuable jewelry, but it can apply to any move of any magnitude. Here’s a look at what harm dishonest companies can do and how to prevent this from happening to you.
What Can Go Wrong?
The actions of a dishonest employee or company can certainly make the moving process unpleasant and stressful, not to mention costly. Things that can go wrong include:
- Broken or damaged belongings
- Damage to homes
- Stolen items
- Lost items
- Identity theft
- Invasion of privacy
Some of the above are obvious, such as broken or missing items. This doesn’t automatically point to a dishonest company. Rather, sometimes accidents just happen. But if you see a pattern emerge in reviews, this should be a red flag. Keep in mind that the movers you hire will have access to private things of yours, such as intimate items, photos, diaries, and personal articles of clothing.
They also have access to items of monetary value, such as jewelry, paperwork, and antiques.
In most cases, you don’t have to worry this, as most companies are reputable and are just there to do a job. But just be aware of what could happen and be proactive.
Some red flags could indicate a less-than-reputable company. Here’s a look at some of them:
All moving companies should be certified, licensed and insured, for your protection and theirs. Being recognized and tracked by governing agencies is always a good indicator that a company is reputable and has a good standing in the community.
We all want to save money on a move, which is why many people are taken in by claims of rock bottom prices or insane deals. Use common sense when comparing estimates, as a cheap deal could mean surprises on the bill later, or worse.
When comparison shopping, you will get a good understanding of what the average cost will look like. If one mover has a crazy low price, look into it more. It could be too good to be true.
No Physical Address
Legitimate moving companies will have a physical address that can be verified. Without one, there is no accountability and no way to track down a mover that has left you high and dry. Make sure the mover you choose has a real address, not just a PO box.
Lack of Insurance
All moving companies should offer minimum insurance for their customers. You can always purchase more above and beyond this on your own. But they should have the bare minimum. Accidents happen and things can get broken. In the unfortunate event that your jewelry or other high-value items go missing or break, you want to have assurances that it will be replaced.
Contact Quick Trip Movers
You can always trust our moving team with all your valuables, from start to finish. Contact us today to kick things off with a free quote.