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Removals Companies 101: What You Need to Know

Business and home owners should be made aware of one critical resource that can help them on moving day: a professional removals company. Removals companies are capable of bringing a wide array of services to the table when it comes time to relocate your home or office. These services streamline the moving process so that you can focus on getting your other affairs in order and tackling the other important tasks that typically come with moving.

What Services Do Removals Companies Provide?

First, it is worth mentioning that not all removals companies are full-service. However, upon hiring a full-service company you should have the option to take advantage of numerous services that relate to the safe removal and transport of your possessions.

Packing and Unpacking

A full-service removals company will grant you the option of having them pack up your stuff and then unpack it all once at your new destination. Oftentimes they will provide their own packing materials, like boxes and crates, and will be mindful of anything fragile that needs to be moved.

Disassembly and Reassembly

Some pieces of furniture, like entertainment centers for instance, require disassembly prior to being moved. This, of course, means that it will need to be reassembled when it has been dropped off at its new location. Full-service removals companies will not only apply their expert knowledge of these matters to safely disassemble your larger items but will also use that same expertise to reassemble them before the job is considered done.

Storage

If you aren’t going to be able to move into your new location as promptly as you’d like, many removals companies offer access to their own temporary storage solutions to help out their customers.

What Do I Need to Make Sure of When Working with a Removals Company?

Though a full-service removals company will handle much of the heavy lifting and some of the details for you, there are some considerations that you should keep in mind prior to moving day. Being prepared ahead of time will make things go by much more smoothly.

Access

Will the movers be able to easily access the area where they will be working? Be sure to inform them as to whether access to your area is tight (such as in the case of single-lane roads) so that they can arrive in a vehicle of the proper size.

Parking

Does your city or neighborhood require parking permits for extended visitations of larger vehicles, like moving vehicles? Make sure to know the answer to this question and to get the proper authorization before moving day.

Road Tolls

Will the removals company have to take a ferry or toll road to access your residence or business? If so, will these expenses be covered in the cost of hiring the company? If not, will you be responsible for paying them?