National Moving Month is here! May marks the beginning of the year’s peak season for moving, which lasts until September.
Summer is quickly approaching, so people around the country will take advantage of the good weather to relocate. Moving companies will be heavily booked and extremely busy, making advanced planning and preparation necessary.
Unfortunately, peak moving season also means increased activity from scam artists and disreputable moving companies looking to prey on honest people. To protect consumers this National Moving Month, our experts at Lincoln Storage and Moving have put together the following guidelines to help you select a quality, trustworthy Dayton moving company.
Quality Moves from Quality Dayton Movers This Peak Season
To ensure a successful relocation with reputable Dayton movers, make sure to know what to look for in a quality moving company. This brief checklist below should help you out.
Avoid common red flags:
- Extremely low estimates that seem too good to be true
- Refusal to perform an onsite inspection or provide written
- Being required to pay in cash
- No local address or phone number available online
- Failure to supply you with the required Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration (FMCSA) literature
Check ratings and reviews:
- Check if they are accredited with the BBB (Better Business
Bureau), have a good rating, and no complaint history
- Check for ratings with state and federal moving associations,
such as the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA). AMSA also provides
ProMover certifications to ensure customers can find a legitimate moving
company they can trust. ProMover companies must pass a thorough background
check, and agree to uphold the AMSA Code of Ethics.
Read the FMCSA’s free information booklets:
Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Moveand Ready to Move. Movers are required by federal regulations to supply you with this information during the negotiation phase. Our Dayton movers will gladly provide you with these materials.
Search for signs of quality:
Lincoln Storage and Moving is one Dayton moving company you can certainly trust! We have been providing high quality moving and storage services for 100 years! As a premier agent of Allied Van Lines, one of the largest moving networks in the world, and named 2015’s International Moving Company of the Year, we can easily get you wherever you need to be.
Look through our website and you’ll find many 5-star reviews from happy customers. We are affiliated with the non-profit Move for Hunger and are committed to reducing our carbon footprint with our exclusive use of Eco-Crates, an environmentally friendly alternative to cardboard boxes.
For a quality move with one of the oldest, most experienced moving companies in Dayton, contact Lincoln Storage and Moving today! Call one of our friendly representatives or fill out our quick online form to receive a free, no-obligation estimate.