By / OVM TEAM
Find the Best Ottawa Moving Company for Your Next Move
You’ve decided to accept that out-of-town job and so for the next months, in preparation for the big day, you have a laundry list of things to do. In your search for the best Ottawa moving company you’ve discovered that there’s a long list of movers, from guys with trucks just getting started in the business, to professional Ottawa movers with years of residential and commercial moving under their belt. Going cheap does not mean it will cost you less, in fact, going cheap could cost you a lot more in the long haul. As the old saying goes “you get what you pay for!”.
Here are 5 things to look for in a moving company, to ensure that your homework gets done, and you find the best option available:
- Ask for Referrals
You trust your friends and family, so when it comes time to hire an Ottawa moving company, why not ask around and go with the recommendation of someone close to you, who has had a great experience with a particular company.
- Years of Experience
There are many Ottawa moving companies out there, and not all were created alike. Before picking one, do some research to find out how long they’ve been in business, and try to find out how many years of experience the employees, who’ll be moving your things, actually have in the industry. After all, you’ll be putting your valuables in the trust and care of this company – best to do the homework and select experienced movers from a well-established company.
- Does the Ottawa Moving Company Offer Insurance on your Items?
It goes without saying that you’ll want to select a moving company that insures your valuables; however, it’s surprising how many people overlook this important detail. The moving company should offer insurance that covers the cost of replacing your items that might get damaged, lost or stolen during the loading, transport and off-loading processes.
- Check the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
The BBB now makes it easy to check online and see if there have been complaints made about the Ottawa moving company that you’re considering. Make sure you select a company that has a good track record, without prior business complaints.
- Check Online Reviews
Checking online reviews – such as Google reviews, Facebook reviews and Glassdoor, is a good way to get a sense of the Ottawa moving company’s reputation. If you see a couple of reviews that are clearly written by the owner or employees, then this is a red flag. On the other hand, if you see dozens of detailed reviews, which feel authentic, then they likely are.
If you have an upcoming move and would like to receive a quote, we encourage you to get in touch today. We have been in business since 1993 and provide residential and commercial moving services in Ontario and Quebec. Our staff are professional, careful, courteous and will get you moved into your new place with as little stress as possible!