10 Questions to Ask Before Picking a Mover

Pexels -photo -356079Do you know how to tell a reputable moving company from a rogue mover? How about telling a good moving company apart from an even better mover? Here are some questions (and Ernie’s Van & Storage’s answers) that you should ask during your in-home estimate to make sure you’re hiring the best moving company for your needs.

1. How do I know you’re a professional moving company?

While Ernie’s Van & Storage is independently owned and operated, it is also part of the Atlas Van Lines network of professional movers. Every Atlas Agent is a ProMover®, a certification offered by the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) that distinguishes reputable movers from “rogue movers” with predatory practices.

2. How do I know you’re the best moving company near me?

Our customer reviews speak for themselves. Ernie’s Van & Storage has been one of the most trusted moving companies in Northern California for over 80 years.

3. How long have you been in business?

Ernie’s Van & Storage was established by Ernie Sowell in Berkeley, CA in 1935.

4. What areas do you serve?

Ernie’s Van & Storage has moving company locations in Grass Valley, CA and Rocklin, CA. We provide moving services to Nevada County, Placer County, and all around the Northern California Gold Country.

5. Do you have a storage facility near me?

Ernie’s Van & Storage has sprinkler-equipped, fenced, secured, and climate-controlled storage facilities  in Grass Valley, CA and Rocklin, CA.

6. Where can I get moving supplies?

Whether you’re moving on your own or enlisting Ernie’s Van & Storage’s services, we can provide EVS Paks, a pre-set selection of moving boxes and packing supplies for moves of all sizes. You may also rent items like walkboards, furniture pads, ramps, dollies, and piano boards.

7. What moving services do you provide?

Ernie’s Van & Storage provides local moving, long-distance moving, interstate moving, and international moving services to individuals and families, government officials and armed forces, and businesses and organizations.

8. How will my items be protected?

We offer valuation options including Full Value Protection (FVP), which ensures that damaged or lost items will be repaired, replaced, or covered with a cash settlement.

9. Do you have any tips for moving?

Moving tips is one of the most frequent topics on our moving blog. We cover every topic from moving during the off-season to deducting your moving expenses from your taxes. If you need more information, just ask us!

10. Is there anything you can’t move?

We can’t transport hazardous materials, including flammable, corrosive, or explosive items, and we won’t transport perishables over long distances. We also recommend that you transport personal items and sentimental items, like medication or family heirlooms, yourself.

Do you have even more questions of your own? We’ll be happy to answer them and schedule your in- home estimate – just call us!



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