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March 20, 2018

5 Questions to Ask When Finding Local Moving Companies in San Antonio

Find Local Movers - Local Moving with A-1 FreemanWorking out the details of a local move has its own unique stress level, but employing a professional moving company to transport your possessions from origin to destination can save you a great deal of time and agony. Of course, when trying to find a local moving company, you want to be positive you obtain the best value you can possibly get. As you find and get estimates from potential professional movers in San Antonio, here are a few critical questions to ask that will aid you to make the best selection.

1. Is Your Quote Binding?

Ideally, you will want to look for a moving company that provides an in-home consultation to give you the most exact quote possible. Going with a company that provides a binding or "not-to-exceed" price could also give you peace of mind in your decision.

2. Will My Belongings Stay in the Same Trailer in San Antonio?

Some movers may transfer your belongings from one truck to another during the transporting process, which should be bypassed if possible. Transferring your items means handling them multiple times, which definitely increases the odds of damage or loss. Unless storage is needed, finding a local mover that will leave your things on the same truck for a local move from residence to residence will reduce that risk.

3. How Much Valuation Coverage is Included?

Most moving companies include some basic form of liability valuation as part of their pricing, which should cover an amount based on the weight of the item that is damaged (for example, $0.60 per pound). Yet, this coverage may not be enough for things that do not weigh much, but cost a lot to replace. Full coverage options should be discussed at the time of your in-home estimate and can be bought from the mover for added peace of mind and assurance.

4. What Services or Materials May Cost Extra?

Make sure to ask exactly what is included with your quote, and ask what are some other services or materials that would result in additional charges. For instance, if you'd like your delicate furniture to be pad wrapped or have protective padding placed on your carpet while moving bulky items, you may face additional material and labor charges from some companies, so it's best to ask about these costs beforehand so there are not any surprises down the road.

5. Is There Anything You Will Not Move?

Most movers will give you a comprehensive list of things that their movers will not handle for liability or other reasons. Some examples of items you may end up needing to transport yourself (or make other arrangements for) include:

  • appliances
  • pool tables
  • grandfather clocks
  • children's playsets
  • pianos

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we take great pride in the complete moving estimates we are able to give to our customers, all of which include a free in-home consultation. And unlike many other companies, we are also happy to offer expert tear-down, moving and assembly of items such as play sets, grandfather clocks, appliances, pianos and much more.

With more than forty years of service to San Antonio and the surrounding areas, A-1 Freeman Moving is committed to making your next local move as stress-free as possible. All of our moving crews are background checked and drug tested, and they have an average of 10 years of experience in packing, furniture protection, safety and item transport.

To find out more about what we can do for you or to request your quote for a local move, get in touch with us today. We look forward to assisting you!

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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