If you’re looking for removals in London, read this before you arrange any bookings.
House removals may be a very difficult process if not approached the right way.
Here are some basics which can hopefully help you make the right decision.
Majority of removal companies offer a wide range of services, including removal or moving services, packing services, storage or even a box delivery. Which one is the best for your needs and how to establish that?
First of all, you should be able to differentiate between removal companies and man and van. It’s like day and night.
Unlike man with a van, the real removal companies have insurance, professional equipment, systems in place and well-trained teams with great experience. Some of them are also members of associations like BAR (British Association of Removers and Storers), NGRS (National Guild of Removers) or CheckaTrade (Directory of recommended and trusted tradesmen).
We belong to two of the above for instance.
I mentioned that the difference may be like a day and night when it comes to removals in London. Let me show you what I mean:
While man and van can offer a cheap price, there are downsides as well. Since they are charging less to win the job, in most cases they do not provide necessary manpower or professional equipment like a quilted sofa and mattress covers, tv screen covers, floor protection etc. Not mentioning the proper insurance. This can cause the following:
- Damage to the walls of your property.
- Damage to the furniture itself.
- Damage to the floor.
- An extended time of the service, therefore, higher price at the end.
- No financial reimbursement in case of failure.
These are just some of the things professionals like us are prepared for.
How To Look For Removals In London
Again here’s the question, “how do I know these things” and “how do I choose between real movers in London”?
When you’re looking for removal always check online reviews on external, unbiased sources like CheckaTrade or ReallyMoving. These websites send post-service surveys directly to the customers to ensure the quality and help others make a decision. Removal companies which provided the service have no way to influence the score or the review itself. Therefore you have a fair source of information.
Once you’ve seen online reviews, it’s time to pick 2-3 companies you’d like to work with and contact them to find out if they provide a free of charge house survey. If they do, arrange it. This will help both sides. You can speak with the representative face to face and get your questions answered and they will have a deeper understanding of your needs. This is vital to the planning process for moving companies in London. It gives an insight into the following:
- Parking and access to the property.
- The number of packing materials/boxes required.
- The volume of the content.
- Furniture to dis/assemble.
- Manpower and time needed to complete the move.
- Number and size of vehicles necessary.
Removals in London, is a complicated process, as you can see. Therefore let the movers do the job, have a stress free and safe removal.