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At iMoving, we focus on helping our clients to connect with the best California movers for their move. By providing you with the necessary resources so that you can learn about California moving companies, you will be better prepared to compare costs and determine which company is going to be able to take care of your move most effectively.

 

When you start looking for moving companies in California via our website, all you need to do is type in the approximate size of your home and the zip codes of the areas you’re moving from and to. We will then provide you with 6 quotes from different local or long-distance California moving companies that partner with us. Choose two or three of those, get estimates, choose one, schedule your move, and you’re ready to go – it’s as easy as that!

 

Our website takes the confusion out of choosing the right movers in California by making it a simple, 2 step process. Anyone can use our iMoving services and no matter which company you pick, you are certain to get a company that has been background checked and certified by the iMoving team!

 

Moving Services in California

 

Everyone has different needs when they are getting ready for a big move. Commercial moves are different than residential moves, apartment moves have different requirements than moving an entire household. Knowing what services that you may need is vital in determining what the cost of your move may look like when all is said and done.

 

The many moving companies throughout California offer a variety of services that their clients can utilize for additional costs. Here’s a look at some of the most common moving services that you may be interested in from the moving companies that iMoving partners with.

 

  • Long-Distance Moving: Moving across the state or across the country takes a lot of time, effort, and resources for both you and the moving company. Long-distance movers have the experience and necessary licenses for long-haul moves across state lines and can ensure that you and your items get there with no problems.

 

  • Packing Services: Packing services can be partial or complete. These usually include boxes and supplies necessary for the packing process, and they may also disassemble and reassemble any items that need it. Unpacking when you arrive at your new place may also be included for an additional cost.

 

  • Boxes & Supplies: Whether you get packing services or not, many of the companies will offer their clients options for purchasing boxes and supplies that they may need in order to pack up properly. These can include boxes of multiple sizes, tape, scissors, labels, and/or packing kits that include all of these items for particular sized homes.

 

  • Local Moving: When you’re moving down the street or across town, there aren’t quite as many accommodations that need to be made. Costs are often much cheaper, and there’s usually less preparation associated with it. A local moving company can often get your move done in one day, or even an afternoon, with no problems.

 

  • Business Services: Businesses need specialty services for moving. Any electronics and filing cabinets with sensitive information need to be taken care of differently than a residential office would. Commercial moving companies have expertise in regards to confidentiality and being careful with expensive equipment that is found in today’s modern offices.

 

  • Storage: When you’re downsizing to a smaller home or you have a delay between moving out of your old home or office and into your new one, you may need somewhere to store everything. Many California movers have some sort of storage option available so that you can store your items securely and without concern for their condition.

 

What to Consider Before Hiring a Moving Company in California

 

You’ve decided that Cali (as it’s known by the locals) is going to be your new home, and now you need to consider a number of things in regards to your move. What do you need to think about before you finalize which company that you’re going to go with? Here are a few considerations that you need to make.

 

When Do You Plan on Moving?

 

The time of year, and even the day of the week, that you’re moving can affect the cost and experience of moving to California. You’ll often pay much more for a weekend move than you will if you move in the middle of the week, and you’ll usually pay more during the summer and winter than if you moved in the spring or fall.

 

Comparing Costs Between California Movers

 

There are a lot of California movers to choose from, and your choices will differ based on where you’re going and how far your move is going to be. How are you supposed to choose between all of them? Understanding what you’re being charged for and what services you may need can help you to compare costs and services between California moving companies.

 

At iMoving, we provide you with easy ways to facilitate your move, by helping you to find which movers are going to give you the best costs for your move. By using our website, you are able to compare quotes between multiple movers so that you can find the one that best fits in your budget and that will help you to get things done quickly and affordably.

 

Will You Be Able to Claim Moving Costs on Your Taxes?

 

If you’re moving for work or for some other tax-related reason, it’s likely that you will be able to claim your moving costs, either partially or completely. Even if your employer is footing some of the bill for you, you can claim what you ended up paying out of pocket.

 

Always talk with your accountant before claiming anything on your taxes to be sure that you’re going about the process properly. They can help you to make choices about what to claim and how much you should claim on your tax forms.

 

Learn About Travel in the Region of California You’re Moving To

 

Since California is so big, you want to be sure that you know what to expect as you’re traveling to the region that you’re moving to. This can help you to head off any unwelcome surprises or delays on moving day!

 

For example, if you’re moving to the Bay area, you’re likely to deal with a lot of traffic on your way in, so you need to calculate that into your moving time. If you’re moving to the northern part of the state, you may be trying to get through snowy mountains during the winter months. Knowing and preparing for those sorts of things can make your move go much more smoothly.

 

Frequently Asked Questions When Looking for a California Moving Company

 

Getting ready to find a moving company can be stressful, but if you’re prepared ahead of time, you will find that it’s much easier and less stressful for you. You may have some questions related to your move – here’s a look at some of the most common ones we see here at iMoving.

 

When should I start looking for a moving company?

 

Most moving companies want you to give them at least 6 to 8 weeks’ notice for any move, whether it’s local or long-distance. This allows them to fit you into their schedule. In short, the rule of thumb is, “the earlier, the better,” so that you can guarantee your moving time and get the best rate.

 

Should I find a moving company in California or my current state?

 

It all depends on what you can find in both places. Some of the companies that we partner with have multiple branches throughout the country, so they may charge the same rate in either direction. We will work to provide you with the best quotes from both California movers and those in the state that you currently live in so that you get the best rates.

 

What are binding and non-binding estimates?

 

When you get an estimate from a moving company, you will either get a binding or a non-binding estimate. A binding estimate is one that will outline the exact cost of moving in your contract based on what services that you need or want, and can only be changed by adding or removing services.

 

A non-binding estimate is based on the estimated weight of your items and the services that you want or need for your move. Legally, this estimate is not binding, but your moving company is not able to charge you more than 10 to 15 percent more than the original estimate when your move is completed unless you added items or services to your move.

 

Are there items that moving companies won’t take?

 

Yes. Many moving companies will not take waterbeds unless they have been completely drained (some of them require vacuum draining). Plants and animals cannot go into the moving truck either; both would likely die on the trip, and both may be regulated by laws related to crossing state lines.

 

What plant and animal restrictions are there for the state of California?

 

You aren’t restricted from bringing vaccinated cats or dogs into California, but if you’re bringing livestock or exotic animals into the state, you may have some problems. No citrus plants, fruits, vegetables, or nuts can be brought into the state without special permission. For more information or if you have questions or concerns, contact the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

 

How does insurance work?

 

Your movers will take an inventory of everything that you’re bringing with you in the moving truck. This includes any small items, large appliances, and everything in between. This inventory will be provided to the insurance company that you went with. If anything breaks or is lost during the move, the insurance company will compensate for it based on the market value of the item.

 

Best Ways to Reduce Your Moving Costs

 

Moving to a new area, no matter where that area is entails a lot of considerations, and the cost is likely to top amongst those concerns. How can you be sure that you reduce the costs of your move? Here are some tips that we’ve found work really well when it comes to affordability.

 

  • Reduce the number of items that you’re taking with you. Long-distance moving companies are going to weigh the truck and charge you based on how many pounds of stuff that you’re bringing with you, so the less you have, the better off you will be. Take some time to sort out items that you haven’t used or worn in a year or more.

 

  • Get free boxes from local businesses. Liquor stores, grocery stores, and restaurants are your best bet. You can go in on the days that they get new stock, or ask them to hold boxes for you. More often than not, they will do it for free, which is definitely better than paying for them through other means!

 

  • Schedule your move for the middle of the week and the middle of the month. Most people will move at the beginning or end of the month, or they will move on a Friday or Saturday. If you schedule your move for some time between the 10th and the 20th of the month, on a Tuesday or Wednesday, you will find that you can cut some of the costs.

 

  • Always get moving insurance! While this may be an additional cost upfront, you will find that it can save you a lot of headaches in the long run. Even if something breaks or gets lost during the move, they will either replace the item or give you the cash to replace the item.

 

  • Use clothing or newspaper as your cushioning. When you’re packing items in boxes, don’t spend an arm and a leg on cushioning for your fragile items. Use socks and t-shirts to protect items, or start collecting newspapers and use them as well.

 

  • Pack and disassemble items yourself. Packing/unpacking and disassembly/assembly services will often have additional charges associated with them. If you want to save a significant amount on your move, take the initiative and deal with the packing and assembly concerns yourself.

 

  • Don’t Bring Heavy Items You Aren’t Using. As mentioned above, long-distance movers will charge you based on how heavy the truck is. If you’re not using that piano or exercise equipment, don’t bring it with you. Sell it at a yard sale, use online classifieds to sell it, or donate it to a local thrift shop.

 

If you’re intuitive and flexible, you can often save quite a bit of money on what it is that you’re moving, even with a long-distance move. Try these tips and others and you’ll see that you can save a little bit of cash when it is time for you to get ready for that big move you’ve been preparing for.

 

Wrapping it Up

 

Moving to California is an exciting adventure, and you want to be sure that you can make your move affordable and low stress. High-quality California moving companies can help you to get the tools that you need and ensure that your items are moved properly and that they are kept safe during transport.

 

iMoving is here to assist you with every step of the process, making it simple for you to make decisions related to your move to any state in the U.S. Take a look at our options, compare some of our local moving companies quotes, and get planning for this new phase in your life.

DSL VS. Cable Internet: Speed, Cost And More | iMoving

If you are searching for internet service after your move into a new location, the two popular internet types available are cable and DSL. The two will fetch you a strong connection to stream movies, check email, take part in Zoom meetings, and more.

 

However, each comes with its strength and weaknesses, but we think your best bet is to choose cable.

 

DSL internet is the ancient option, with much availability and direct monthly rates (often around $50 per month). But it has restricted speeds and is not even as fast or reliable as a cable.

 

Cable internets can have more Byzantine contracts and surprise fees. But its speed can be as fast as 10 times DSL. And, in some situations, it can also be cheaper, with prices starting from around $20 every month for the most affordable plans to more than $100 per month for superfast gigabit speeds and package options.

 

In this article, we will discuss the details about DSL and cable, so you can choose which is the best option for you. Let’s dig in!

 

DSL vs. Cable Internet at a Glance

 

Cable internet is fast and cheap; it can reach gigabit speeds (although it still can’t be as fast as the upload speeds of fiber internet). DSL is slower but one can be easily ordered and installed. Both internet types often provide you the option to package with other services, such as landline phones, streaming services, and cable TV.

 

Comparison Table

 

Features

DSL Internet

Cable Internet

Download speeds

.5–100 Mbps

10–1,000 Mbps

Rate

$27.99–69.95/mo.

$19.99–109.99/mo.

Gigabit speeds?

No

Yes

Symmetrical speeds? (upload/download are the same)

No

No

Bundle options?

Yes (landline phone, streaming services)

Yes (cable TV, streaming services)

 

The Differences between DSL and Cable Internet

 

DSL and cable both provide internet service to users, but they run on different network connections. DSL operates via land-line telephone's copper wiring, making it widely available but also a bit old-fashioned and slow. DSL usually tops out at around 100 Mbps for download speed.

 

Cable functions on the coaxial wiring spread by a cable company. Premium cable plans are more expensive than DSL, but the cable is faster, more reliable, and offers better options for bundling with cable TV or even a mobile phone plan. Download speeds of cable are up to a high of 1,000 Mbps, or 1 Gbps.

 

DSL vs. Cable Internet: Structure

 

DSL is one of the oldest internet technologies after dial-up and it makes exclusive use of your local phone line to send data and connect you to the internet. There are two major types of DSL connections namely: symmetric and asymmetric.

 

Symmetric offers the same upload and download speeds, while asymmetric provides download speeds that are higher and its upload speeds are lower.

 

DSL, unlike cable, gives a non-stop, dedicated connection to your business, which means that the connection is for only you and is not being shared among any neighbors. Also, DSL is always connected. Since it runs on different frequencies for phone and internet, you can easily be on the phone and still browsing the internet at the same time, with no interruptions.

 

As regards setup, the internet provider will typically determine the needed equipment depending on your subscription; also supply you with it.

 

Majorly, this equipment will be used:   

  • A DSL modem establishes the connection between the telephone line that contains the DSL service and your PC.
  • A router, which sends the data from your modem and delivers it to your PC
  • A line splitter, which features two connections, each for the DSL and the phone line.

 

Cable internet or DSL is so much different, as it works via the current coaxial cables used to send a cable to your office, and telephone lines. Similar to DSL, your internet provider will give you the needed equipment, like a cable modem against a DSL modem. The modem links up to a coaxial cable in your business premises, letting the signal be converted into data that are transferrable by your devices.

 

Moreover, cable internet operates on a shared network and this can reduce performance and lead to lag time during peak internet congestion times; this is a huge difference between DSL and cable.

 

DSL vs. Cable Internet: Availability

 

DSL and cable internet are both largely available all over the United States. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mentioned that almost 88 percent of the United States population can access at least one DSL provider in their area. Almost 89% of Americans can access the internet from at least one internet provider in their area. However, there are some restrictions.

 

About 37 percent of Americans can receive about 25 Mbps of internet speeds or faster. It is so much convenient to receive cable internet with speeds of 250 Mbps or more, however, gigabit speeds on cable are not common, only available to a few, 15 percent of the United States market. In addition, it is popular to have only one cable and DSL provider in your location. You can select one or the other, but it is not as popular as having an option between several cable and DSL companies.

 

DSL vs. Cable: Pricing

 

DSL and Cable internet almost cost the same in most cases, but we think cable is still the best deal since you can receive faster speeds and more dependable service at a nice price. Cable provides you numerous options, with promotional prices and package deals specially made to make things easier as you opt for a bundle.

 

DSL popularly has fixed rates, direct plans, and monthly commitments. You can land some best deals from DSL as well, though, and the no-contract option of DSL provides you more flexibility if you choose to cancel your subscription or change providers. Many DSL plans cost about $50 every month, which may or may not be a great deal. Paying such a huge amount is only worth it if you can get a speed of 25 Mbps or faster.

 

However, it is not if your internet provider will only provide you 5 – 10 Mbps download speeds – much slower than a cable provider could give you a similar price. Cable internet download speeds start from 10 – 1,000 Mbps. You can usually get low-priced plans for $50 per month or less. Or, you can pay between $60 and $100 per month for fast internet if you reside in a big family or have many mobile devices that use Wi-Fi every hour.  

 

DSL vs. Cable Internet: Price Comparison

 

Internet type

Price*

Download speed

Upload speed

DSL

$27.99–69.95 per month

.5–100 Mbps

.5–30 Mbps

Cable

$19.99–109.99 per month

10–1,000 Mbps

1–50 Mbps

 

On average, you should plan to spend around $50 to $60 per month for a nice cable or DSL internet connection. Deluxe cable packages with faster speeds will be more expensive. You will also need to consider extra fees for installation, a router and modem, and taxes.

 

What is the Cost of Installation?

 

For cable and DSL internet, installation often costs between $50 and $100 if you hire a professional to do it. You can always go for the DIY installation option, which reduces the fee drastically. Many DSL and cable internet providers also offer continuous promotions that allow you to waive the installation costs or receive a rebate through a VISA gift card – be sure to ask about receiving free installation when you register.

 

What is the Cost of the Equipment?

 

You will need a router and modem to get your internet working on your new device. You can go for a ‘gateway” rental (features modem and router combined0 from your internet provider, which often costs about $10 monthly. Some internet providers add the gateway to your monthly bill. Or, if you decide to save money on rental costs, you can purchase the equipment yourself.

 

  • Tip: DSL and cable providers both usually offer sweet deals to allow you to cut the price off your bill. When you register, ask if you can receive a VISA gift card, a modem/router, or a waiver on installation for free. You also can save money by packaging your internet with a cable TV or phone bundle. Read our article on reducing your internet bill for a list of important deals and promotions.

 

DSL vs. Cable: Speeds

 

Speed is the most obvious difference between DSL and cable internet. DSL is so big, reliable but not ready to slow down for any reason – its download is around 100 Mbps but often runs a bit slower.

 

Internet speed (download)

Things you can do online

5–10 Mbps

Web browsing

Checking email

Streaming video in SD on  one to two devices

25 Mbps

Downloading large files

Hosting Zoom video meetings

Playing online games with one or two players

50 Mbps

Organizing Zoom meetings with large groups

Streaming video in 4K on two to three devices

Playing online games with two to five players

100 Mbps

Running smart home security cameras in HD

Playing online games on five to 10 separate devices at a go

500 Mbps

Downloading several large files at a go.

Streaming video in 4K on ten devices at a go

Operating varieties of Wi-Fi smart home devices together

1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps)

Doing almost anything online with no delays or slowdowns in service

 

Cable, on the other hand, resembles a souped-up Honda, allowing you to rev your Wi-Fi engine to the maximum if you wish. You can locate cable internet plans that transfer anywhere from 25 to 1,000 Mbps download speeds. Faster internet speeds are helpful if you make use of the internet for next-level stuff like content creation, online gaming, attending video chats with large groups, or operating home security cameras.

 

Cable plans also enable you to access mid-level speeds not really gigabit but still a bit faster than DSL. A cable internet plan within the range of 100 to 500 Mbps is ideal if you want the best speeds at a cheaper price that can support huge households.

 

Also, that doesn’t mean DSL is no good. Its top speed of 100 Mbps is often fast for most users. With 25 Mbps, which you possibly will find in most DSL market, is a string if you reside in a fairly small home (like, two to three people) and you use the internet often to check email. Stream in HD and use social media.

 

DSL vs. Cable Internet: Customer Experience

 

To understand the best DSL and cable p0roviders that put in their best for customers, perusing the breakdown of the 2020 customer reviews of HighSpeedInternet.com is important. EarthLink, a DSL internet provider was the leader of all the 15 internet providers covered.

 

Provider

Type

Overall customer rating

EarthLink

DSL and fiber**

4.01/5.00

Optimum

Cable

3.92/5.00

Windstream

DSL and fiber

3.88/5.00

Xfinity

Cable

3.88/5.00

AT&T

DSL and fiber

3.83/5.00

Spectrum

Cable

3.81 /5.00

CenturyLink

DSL and fiber

3.79/5.00

Frontier

DSL and fiber

3.77/5.00

RCN

Cable

3.61/5.00

Cox

Cable

3.60/5.00

Sparklight

Cable

3.60/5.00

Suddenlink

Cable

3.48/5.00

Mediacom

Cable

3.31/5.00

 

EarthLink (also a provider of fiber internet in some markets) tops the ranks all over the board, taking the leading spots for installation, technical support, customer service, billing, and more.

 

On the highest, a cable internet provider also works well, taking the third position for total customer satisfaction and receiving top rakings for tech support, billing, reliability, and customer service.

 

Xfinity, one of the largest cable internet providers in the United States, also score high marks, sitting in 5th position for total satisfaction. Xfinity was once known for poor customer service, but it’s improved over the past few years. It ranks first for speed and in the top five for other important categories such as reliability and customer service.

 

Our Thought 

 

While we understand the simplicity of DSL, we think cable internet is a better deal. It is faster, more stable, and provides you many options to select from. Whether you want the most affordable plan possible or something huge with gigabit speeds or cable TV to match, cable internet providers offer everything you need.

 

Conclusion

 

Regardless, there is no winner between DSL and Cable internet. They are both better and both serve the same purpose. If you desire fast internet speeds, consider cable internet; if you want affordability, go for DSL.

While DSL and cable might satisfy smaller or low-budget businesses, larger businesses must be mindful of the limitations of the technology.

Whenever you are ready to move, our top local moving companies are ready to take you to your destination at affordable rates.

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  • Key Things To Know About Shed Movers Near Me
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    Moving anywhere with anything always requires planning and organization to ensure a hassle-free experience. The same is true when you’re searching for 'shed movers near me'. You'll want to make sure that the company you hire is reputable, that they have the right equipment to move your shed, and that their price is fair.

     

    Much like using local movers to handle moving furniture and other household possessions, shed movers in your area are all different and require careful consideration before choosing which one is right for your job. Knowing what to look for in a reputable shed moving service in your area can ensure that your move goes off without a hitch.

     

    Check out the following key things to know that will help you pick the best candidates from a Google 'shed movers near me' search.

     

    Shed Moving Based on Size

     

    One of the most important aspects when looking for reliable shed movers is the size of the shed that needs to be moved. Not all companies specialize in moving large sheds, so it's important to know this upfront. Typically, shed movers are capable of moving one or all of the following shed sizes:

    • Small Sheds - anything under 200 square feet (about the size of a one-car garage)
    • Medium Sheds - 200-500 square feet (about the size of a two-car garage)
    • Large Sheds - over 500 square feet

     

    Each size shed has unique specifications that will need to be considered during the move.

     

    For example, a small shed may only require two men and a truck, while a large shed could need a full team of professional movers, special equipment, and even a permit. By knowing the size of your shed, you can get an accurate quote from potential companies and avoid any surprises on moving day.

     

    Shed Moving Based on Distance

     

    Much like shed moving services vary based on size, they also vary based on the distance being traveled. The majority of shed movers can move a shed on-site - whether it's just a few feet over or to the other side of a property. These local shed moves typically don't take more than a few hours and can be done with a small team.

     

    However, some shed movers also offer services to move sheds much further distances. These could include moves to another town, city, or even state.

     

    Before ticking off a ‘ready to start researching shed movers’ box on your moving checklist, be sure to have a good idea of how far your shed needs to be moved. This will help ensure that you're getting accurate quotes and avoid confusion on moving day.

     

    Shed Moving Costs

     

    The average cost of moving a shed varies considerably based on the size, distance, and type of move being requested. However, most companies will typically charge an hourly rate for their services, ranging from $100 - $500 per hour.

     

    Some companies may also charge a flat rate for certain types or sizes of shed moves. These are typically for on-site or local shed moves under 50 miles (sometimes less) from the starting point that don't require any special equipment. Many people have reported paying between $200-$500 for these moves.

     

    The price will be higher for larger sheds or far away moves with pricing varying from $1000-$5000+. These higher costs cover not only the additional time and effort required for the move but also the use of specialized equipment and permits such as:

    • Escort vehicles
    • Tractors
    • Lowboy trailers
    • Hydraulic jacks
    • Dollies
    • Shoring equipment
    • City Or County Permits

     

    To get an accurate estimate of shed moving services, be sure to communicate the size, distance, and type of move you're requesting to the company. This will help avoid any confusion or surprises in pricing later on.

     

    How To Prepare For Shed Moving

     

    While hiring professionals is the best way to get your shed from point A to point B, there are still a few things you can (and should) do to prepare for the move.

     

    Most importantly, ensure that your shed is empty and swept out before the movers arrive. This will help avoid damage to your belongings or the shed during transit.

     

    Outside the shed, you'll want to clear a path leading up to it as well as any low-hanging tree branches or power lines. This will help the movers navigate easily on moving day and avoid any accidents.

     

    You should also disconnect any utilities (such as water, electricity, or gas) that might be hooked up to the shed.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    What is an escort vehicle and do I need one for moving a shed?

     

    An escort vehicle is a car or truck that leads the way (and/or follows behind) a larger vehicle - such as a shed-moving truck - to help with navigation, road closures, and traffic. Most states have laws dictating when an escort vehicle is required, and many shed-moving companies will be familiar with these regulations.

     

    How long does it take to move a shed?

     

    The answer to this question depends on the size, distance, and type of move being requested. For example, local moves of small sheds can often be completed in just a few hours, while larger, long-distance moves may take a day or more.

     

    What type of equipment is used to move a shed?

     

    The type of equipment required for moving a shed varies depending on the size and distance of the move. Local, on-site moves typically only need a few people and some basic moving equipment. However, larger or long-distance moves often require specialized equipment such as lowboy trailers, hydraulic jacks, and shoring equipment.

     

    How much does it cost to move a shed?

     

    The cost of moving a shed varies depending on the size, distance, and type of move being requested. Local, on-site moves typically cost from $200 to $500, while larger or long-distance moves can cost anywhere between $1,000-$5,000+.

     

    Do I need a permit to move a shed?

     

    Permits are often required for larger or long-distance moves and can add an additional cost to the price of moving a shed. Check with your local city or county regulations to see if a permit is required for your move.

     

    Hire a Shed Moving Company

     

    If you're planning on moving a shed, the best thing you can do is hire a professional moving company. They will have the experience, equipment, and permits needed to get the job done quickly and safely.

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  • How to File a Complaint Against a Moving Company
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    Moving homes is a very stressful process, even if you are moving within the same city. More than 30 million Americans move every year! Some move to a different neighborhood, while others go cross country in search of a new life.

     

    Almost all these moves are completed properly. Some families go DIY, renting a moving truck and packing up their possessions. 

     

    Most moving companies offer impeccable service at affordable prices. But some moving companies take the liberty of crossing lines that should not be crossed. Whether a mover increases the price at the last moment, fails to provide services included within the contractor engages in some other inappropriate behavior, families may be wondering about their options.

     

    Filing a complaint against a moving company is often the best way to get justice. We will go into detail about the possible issues that individuals can experience with movers, along with your options after the fact.

     

    Best Way to File a Complaint Against Moving Company:

     

    Possible Problems With a Moving Company

    Many individuals and families think they may have done something wrong to have a bad moving experience. But the truth is that with so many companies offering moving services, vetting can be difficult. It is why using services such as iMoving.com is so helpful. Services like ours already do a lot of vetting before listing the moving options in a city. Only verified, insured movers with the best conduct are on our list.

     

    If you happened to hire a mover with a poor reputation, you may have experienced one or more of the following issues:

    • Moving workers were rude, unprofessional or engaged in harassment.
    • Employees arrived very late on moving day.
    • Took extra days or weeks to transport your possessions, despite providing a guaranteed delivery date.
    • Did minor or serious damage to your possessions during the move.
    • Failed to deliver all your belongings. Unable to give you a straight answer on where those boxes or possessions are located.
    • Gave you a final bill that was a lot higher than what you were quoted at the time of your possessions being packed and loaded.
    • Misrepresented or failed to provide some service that was included in the moving contract you signed.

    Individuals or families who have experienced any of these issues with a moving company should take action. When movers are allowed to get away with such behavior, it hurts you and any future customers who may go to that mover for assistance.

     

    Peaceful Resolution

     

    The best way to resolve any issue is through dialogue. Most moving companies are very reasonable and would be willing to help you sort through an issue.

     

    If you booked the local movers through iMoving.com or a similar service, you should contact that service provider first for assistance. But if you hired them independently, call the moving company directly and explain your issue.

     

    It is always best to speak in a calm way. Even if you are angry or upset, being aggressive over the phone will not get you anywhere. Calmly explained what happened, why you are upset, and how you feel the moving company can make the situation right.

     

    Most professional movers will happily assist you in finding a resolution. They do not want an angry customer. But there will be a few movers who dismiss your claims or act as if it is not a big deal. In such a situation, you may have to escalate the matter to get justice.

     

    Writing a Review

     

    Companies depend more on reviews than ever before. It is so easy to find information about how companies operate, with sites such as Yelp and Yellow Pages providing customer reviews and ratings for businesses.

     

    You can even leave a review directly on Google, as most people use a search engine to find nearby movers. Explain what happened without rambling and leave a star rating that you feel is indicative of your overall experience.

     

    There are many instances where a company will start taking a customer’s complaints seriously after they leave an online review. Do not be surprised if you get an email or a response to your review, with the company asking you to get in touch.

     

    But there are bad apples in every industry. Some movers may respond with a dismissive statement, attempting to discredit what you said. If you experience such a response, there are a few agencies where you can file a complaint.

     

    Filing with the FMCSA

     

    If you found out your mover was unlicensed, overcharged you over 110% of a non-binding estimate, damaged or stolen items, or engaged in some inappropriate behavior, you can take your case to the FMCSA.

     

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, makes it very easy to file a complaint. You can do it online by providing relevant information about yourself and the transaction with the mover.

     

    Two things can happen after you complain to the FMCSA. One is that your complaint is logged in the public record against that company. It shows up when other customers or businesses search for that company.

     

    It is also possible the FMCSA will start an investigation and take action against the company. In such a situation, they may contact you to get more information.

     

    Submit a Complaint to the American Moving & Storage Association

     

    The American Moving & Storage Association offers a “Request for Arbitration” form that you can use to file a complaint against a moving company. They handle cases of overcharging and items that were damaged or stolen.

     

    But the arbitration process does cost money, which is often taken out of any damages that you may receive from the moving company.

     

    Complain to the Better Business Bureau

     

    The Better Business Bureau is still a very powerful agency when it comes to accrediting businesses. They have an online complaint section that you can use to file a complaint against a mover.

     

    It is useful to use the BBB complaint process if the mover you hired is accredited. If they are not, the BBB cannot do much for you.

     

    But if the business is accredited, file a complaint, and the BBB will forward it to the mover. They have two weeks to respond. When the two weeks are up, you will be told of the company’s response.

     

    Based on what they say, the BBB will take additional steps to resolve the matter. Most cases are resolved within 30 days. It is possible the mover will offer you compensation, as they do not want their accreditation took away or their BBB rating lowered.

     

    Taking the Case to Small Claims Court

     

    We hope that you have not come as far without a resolution. But it is possible. If all else fails and you believe the matter is serious enough, you can go to small claims court.

     

    Hire an attorney, explain the situation, and you can take the case to court. It is especially relevant for significant overcharging or cases where expensive items were damaged or stolen.

     

    In the future, it is best to use a service such as iMoving.com to hire verified and reputable movers. It greatly reduces the possibility of you experiencing serious issues during the moving process.

     

    Even the best movers can make mistakes. But movers with a good reputation are the ones that take steps to make up for mishaps. When you hire a reputable mover through iMoving.com, you will know that any issue you experience will be handled swiftly and with the respect you deserve.

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