Moving is widely considered to be one of the most stressful life experiences, and it’s easy to see why. Organizing, packing, loading, and unpacking–the moving process involves a lot of work. One way to make moving easier is to hire a professional moving company like ours at Port City Movers. Our team wants to help you find the right team for the job, so in this article we’ll be going over a few red flags you should avoid when choosing moving companies.

Red Flags to Avoid When Choosing Moving Companies

  • Improper Licensing- One red flag to watch out for when comparing moving companies is a lack of proper licensing. Your moving company should be licensed with the Department of Transportation for an interstate move, or at least with your state’s transportation authorities for a more local one.
  • No Insurance- Another red flag when it comes to moving companies is a lack of insurance coverage. No matter how careful your movers are, there’s still a chance that an accident could occur and that your possessions could become damaged. Reputable moving companies like us at Port City Movers acknowledge that risk and make sure that our company carries the necessary insurance coverage to protect you from financial consequences. An uninsured company, on the other hand, won’t be able to cover the costs of any damage that may occur.
  • No References- The third red flag that we’ll go over here is a lack of customer references. Reputable moving companies will be ready to provide a list of past clients for you to contact to get their perspective on that team and their results. Our team at Port City Movers is happy to put you in touch with former customers because we stand behind the quality of our work–anyone who hesitates to provide references probably can’t say the same.