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Hiring local or long-distance movers can be a hassle, especially when you hear about other people’s horror stories. You may be apprehensive about hiring Texas movers for your upcoming move to the state.

 

Luckily, iMoving can help! We provide a moving referral service that offers an easy and secure way for you to connect with the best local or long-distance Texas moving companies that offer the moving services you need.

 

The iMoving service is simple. You enter your zip code, destination zip, size of your current home or apartment, and any specific services you require. Then we match you up with five or six of the best Texas movers who offer those services.

 

By using our service, you can forego spending hours researching movers to try and figure out who offers the most affordable and valuable service. We do that leg work for you. Our team personally vets every mover that is a part of our network.

 

We research the movers’ certificate of insurance, local or state authentication, years in business, reviews, and conduct a personal interview to ensure they are the real deal. And if any mover gives our clients trouble, they are swiftly removed from the service, as we maintain the highest standards.

 

Moving Services in Texas

 

Local Moving

 

  • Defined as a move that is within the same state. Exceptions may be moves from one end of Texas to another.
  • Most local movers charge per hour, with a minimum number of hours that must be booked.
  • Cost may also be dependent on the distance involved in the move.
  • Long Distance Moving -
  • Moves that have you crossing state lines are classified as long-distance, even if the distance between the cities is minimal.
  • Long-distance moves can vary greatly in cost, depending on the distances involved. For instance, a move from New Mexico to Texas will cost less than a move from California to Texas.

 

Boxes and Supplies

 

  • Moving companies within the iMoving network can provide boxes and related moving supplies to people who are packing up their homes or businesses.
  • If you are planning to pack up and unpack items on your own, requesting boxes and supplies is easier than trying to find these items through various retailers in your city.

 

Packing Services

 

  • A “full service” moving service from a local or long-distance mover in Texas includes packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking.
  • It is the most expensive moving service, but it is also the one that will involve the least amount of work for you. The movers will take care of almost everything. The most you will have to do is supervise workers.

 

Storage

 

  • Local and long-distance movers in our network offer short-term storage services in connection with your move.
  • If you have not secured long-term living arrangements in the Texas city where you are relocating, you can keep your items in storage until that date.

 

Business Services

 

  • When relocating a small or mid-sized business, it is important to specify that you are requesting business services.
  • iMoving.com will connect you with movers that specialize in moving services. These movers can connect you with an employee who will oversee the move.
  • That employee can help arrange the various services you need, which may include packing, loading, workstation assembly/disassembly, and more.

 

Factors to Keep In Mind When Moving to Texas

 

Nicknamed the Lone Star State, Texas is one of the largest states in America. While there are many stereotypes about Texas, it is one of the most diverse and interesting places to live in the United States. Major financial, oil and gas, and tech companies are also based in the state, making it perfect for young professionals looking to establish themselves.

 

One factor to keep in mind about moving to Texas is the heat. If you are moving from the Northeast or the Northwest, you will be used to much colder climates, especially in the spring, fall and winter months.

 

Texas winters are mild, while the summers are hot and humid. If you are not moving into a home or apartment with built-in cooling, you would do well to invest in air conditioning for your residence shortly after moving in.

 

Here are some other tips to keep in mind when your moving date is getting close.

 

Finalize Travel Arrangements

 

With six weeks to a month left before your move to Texas, it is time to iron out your travel arrangements. Book flights, trains and/or hotel rooms as necessary. It can be helpful to stay in a hotel for one or two nights, as you are moving into a new house, instead of heading straight for the home the same day your flight arrives.

 

If you have any friends or family in the part of Texas where you are moving, you may want to ask if they are free in the days after you move. It is always nice to catch up with familiar faces as soon as you move to a new place, as they can show you around and help you with initial unpacking or shopping.

 

Cancel or Move Utilities

 

Do not forget to close out your utility accounts at the place where you are living. Many people assume it happens automatically, but you will continue getting billed for the days after you move unless you inform the utility company.

 

You may be able to transfer some of your accounts if the same company provides electricity, gas, water, phone, or internet service in the city where you are planning to live. But all other accounts must be closed - and then you will have to create new accounts after you move.

 

Pack Essentials for a Couple Weeks

 

Depending on how you time your interaction with a moving company and your moving date, you may have to go a couple of weeks to your new home without all your possessions.

 

It is a good idea to pack the essentials that your family will need for the first two or three weeks. That includes clothes, toiletries, household items, and electronics that you use daily.

 

And anything that you do not have space to pack should go in a list of items that you will need to buy as soon as you arrive in Texas. Now you will be sorted for the first few weeks, before your big furniture and other possessions arrive on the moving truck!

 

Question to Ask Before Hiring Movers in Texas

 

Here is a list of frequently asked questions that can help you as you are planning your local or long-distance move to Texas.

 

1. Will I receive a quote from moving companies ahead of my move to Texas?

 

Yes. Any moving company that is a part of the iMoving network will provide you with a quote. You receive quotes in two stages. The first quote is a rougher estimate, which you get when you input some details about your move on our site. The second quote is more detailed, which is delivered after someone from the moving company inspects your home or apartment.

 

2. What is the difference between a binding and non-binding quote?

 

A binding quote is a final price that you will pay for your move, provided you do not request any additional services. With iMoving, any final quote that is delivered by the moving company is 100 percent binding. You will not be seeing any hidden or added fees on your final bill.

 

A non-binding quote is just that. It is not binding and your final bill may be drastically different. It is never a good idea to hire a mover based on a non-binding quote.

 

3. How do I know if a mover has the appropriate certifications and insurance?

 

You can have peace of mind knowing that every mover suggested by iMoving has a certificate of insurance, proper local or state authentication, and the relevant insurance to operate.

 

But you are always able to ask the movers to prove these facts to you. Movers who are unwilling or hesitant to provide you with the information you request should not be hired.

 

4. Do movers offer special services for handling heavy or valuable items?

 

Yes, most moving companies in Texas that are a part of the iMoving network will provide special services if you need to move heavy, delicate, large, or valuable items. Simply request these services when you ask for a moving quote, so you are matched up with the relevant companies.

 

5. How long does it take to transport items during a local or long-distance move?

 

The time it takes to move your possessions is dependent on the distance involved with your move. A local move should be done the same day. Long-distance moves can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

 

The moving company should provide you with detailed information about when your items are packed up, loaded, and moved on the truck. They should also indicate the date when your items will be delivered before you go ahead with the move.

 

6. How is payment to a moving company handled?

 

You can deal with a moving company directly, making a down payment and then paying the final bill when services are rendered.

 

It is also possible to pay movers through our secure platform. iMoving offers protection on your transaction, while we strictly enforce binding final quotes to protect you from hidden fees.

 

7. What happens if an item is damaged during the moving process?

 

When you request a moving service from a company within our network, they will provide you with basic insurance on your possessions.

 

Enquire about the insurance on offer, as some companies offer more comprehensive insurance than others.

 

If an item is damaged, you can file a claim and receive compensation that is either a set dollar amount or equal to the value of the item.

 

It is also possible to purchase additional insurance, either through the movers or independently, for valuable items that are being transported. Such insurance is a good idea if your move involves antiques or expensive items.

 

Easy Ways to Lower the Cost of a Texas Move

 

The first step to saving money on your Texas move is to take advantage of the iMoving referral service.

 

By visiting iMoving.com, you can get a list of the five or six moving companies that can handle your local or long-distance move. These companies will offer all the moving services that you need. You can compare their initial quotes, contact two or three companies, and conduct inspections of your home or apartment.

 

Then you can assess their final quotes, before deciding to hire the moving company that offers the best services for the lowest rates. If you are interested in saving even more money, here are a few tips that should help.

 

Organize a Week Before Your Inspection

 

A week before you are planning to have specialists from moving companies arrive at your home or apartment, it is time to start organizing. Go through every single room and split up your items into two piles. One pile is for items you will take, while the other pile is for items you will sell, donate or throw away.

 

Do not take everything with you, as moving is the ideal moment to downsize your possessions. Those clothes, electronics, or accessories that you have not touched in the past year should be sold, donated, or thrown away.

 

The fewer possessions involved in your move, the lower your binding quote will be.

 

Pack Yourself

 

A sure-fire way to lower the total cost of your move is to take over the job of packing and unpacking. Inform the movers that you will only require a quote for loading, unloading, and transporting your goods.

 

While packing is time-consuming, exhausting, and frustrating, you can save a lot of money by doing this job yourself. And if you are moving as a family, everyone can chip in to bring down the workload for each person.

 

Find Free Boxes

 

Movers do provide boxes and moving supplies, as mentioned above. But you can always look for free boxes through Craigslist or other sources. And you may already have some supplies, such as scissors, cutters and tape, on hand.

 

Take Care of Everything But Moving

 

If you are hoping to pay the least amount possible for a local or long-distance move, you can attempt to take care of every task besides driving the moving truck to your destination.

 

It will involve a lot of work, as you will be responsible for packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking. But families can get everyone to chip in, while individuals and couples can always enlist help from their friends.

 

Contact local movers who provide the sole service of moving your items from your current residence to the place where you are moving. You will get far lower quotes, as compared to services that include loading and/or packing.

 

Final Thoughts

 

iMoving.com offers residential and commercial customers who are moving to Texas an easy platform to handle their upcoming local or long-distance move. It takes less than a minute to enter information onto our site and get a list of five or six reputable movers who can handle your move.

 

With a proper understanding of the differences between various moving services, you are better prepared to deal with local or long-distance movers. You are aware of any issues involved with moving to Texas, while you can be sure to take steps to save money on your upcoming move.

 

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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