If you are moving around the Houston area, the best option in a moving service is to hire what is known as a local mover. These are not companies that are small businesses, but rather moving services that move residential and commercial customers within a specific area.
The benefits to hiring local movers from large companies, rather than from small moving companies, include having multiple trucks and crews, the ability to move an entire home or office in a day, and the professional quality service that can be expected with each move.
When choosing from local movers, it is still important to find out about the company. Using a recognized name in the moving industry definitely has advantages, as there are numerous rating sites and feedback opinions from past customers to review.
After doing your homework and finding a quality, professional moving service in the area, there are still some important questions to ask of the company before making a final choice.
What is Local?
Not all local movers have the same definition of just what local means. Some movers limit this to the city limits of Houston, while others have a geographic range outside of the city to be considered a local move.
As pricing varies based on local or long distance moving, be sure to verify the standard used by the movers.
Type of Estimate
Local moves are typically based on an hourly rate, but other factors such as moving specific types of items, the number of trucks and crews required and the number of services requested all come into consideration. Get a written estimate for the move, and be sure to request a binding estimate if you want to know exactly what you will pay for the move.
Scheduling will also be a consideration when booking a local move in Houston. Often it is difficult to book moves in the summer, so plan to reserve your date and time as early as possible.
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