5 Questions to Ask When Finding Local Moving Companies in Denver03/20/2018Working out the details of a local move comes with its own unique stress level, but getting a professional moving company to transport your stuff from origin to destination can save you a great deal of time and agony. Certainly, when making an effort to find a local moving company, you want to be positive you are getting the best value you can possibly get. As you look for and get estimates from promising moving companies in Denver, here are five critical questions to ask that will aid you to make your decision. 1. Is Your Quote Binding? Ideally, you will want to find a moving company that offers an in-home quote to provide you the most specific estimate possible. Going with a company that provides a binding or "not-to-exceed" price can also give you peace of mind as you make your decision. 2. Will My Items Stay in the Same Trailer in Denver? Some movers may transfer your things onto another truck during the transporting process, which should be averted if you can. Transloading your things means handling them multiple times, which inherently increases the odds of damage or loss. Except for when storage is required, finding a local mover that will keep your belongings on the same truck for a local move from origin to destination will lessen that risk. 3. How Much Valuation Coverage is Included? Most companies cover some basic amount of liability valuation as part of their services, which most likely covers an amount based on the weight of the item that is damaged (for example, $0.60 per pound). But, 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 purchased from the professional moving company for added peace of mind and assurance. 4. What Services or Materials May Cost Extra? Be sure to ask exactly what is included with your quote, and ask if there are some other services or materials that will cost you extra. For example, if you would like your delicate furniture to be pad wrapped or to have protective padding put over your carpet while moving heavy items, you may face additional material and labor costs from some companies, so it is a good idea to ask about these expenses upfront so there are not any surprises down the road. 5. Is There Anything You Will Not Move? Many moving companies will provide you an all-encompassing list of things that their employees cannot move for liability or other reasons. Some examples of things you may end up needing to relocate yourself (or make other plans for) include: appliances pool tables grandfather clocks children's playsets pianos At A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we take great pride in the comprehensive moving estimates we're able to supply to our customers, all of which include a free in-home consultation. And unlike many other movers, we're also able to offer expert tear-down, moving and assembly of items such as play sets, grandfather clocks, appliances, pianos and much more. With more than four decades of service to Denver and the surrounding areas, A-1 Freeman Moving is dedicated to making your upcoming local move as simple 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 learn more about what we can do for you or to request your quote for a local move, contact us today. We look forward to serving you!