Trust and faith are cornerstones of a good, healthy relationship; we want to make sure you have the same relationship with your Calgary moving and storage services company. In this blog, we outline some important factors to look for and consider when looking for a moving company.
Word of mouth and real reviews are one of the best ways to verify the status of a moving company. Look for good, honest, and real reviews. Pay attention to the way the company may respond to bad reviews, and take note of the reviews that seem too good to be true– they probably are.
Some good places to look are Yelp, Google Reviews, and local community boards, whether online or in person. Friends and family will likely have trusted movers as well, and hearing their first-hand experiences may help you find your perfect mover.
Good companies do not exist in a vacuum, they have affiliations and partnerships with other businesses, whether local or international. Some moving-specific affiliates would be IAM (The International Association of Movers), CERC (Canadian Employee Relocation Council, and CAM (Canadian Association of Movers). Other associations like the BBB (Better Business Bureau) can help you weed out seedy or unreliable businesses.
Another way to identify great companies is by seeing if they have any charitable causes or contribute to any community initiatives. Matco, for example, sponsors Move For Hunger, The Legion, and Sport Central – community is important to us, and we hope it is to you too. By fostering this sense of community, we hope to be actively involved in the communities we work in; this shows just one of the ways a business can grow goodwill and connection through its professional affiliations.
A CAM Membership
One of the best ways to ensure your mover is prepared and trustworthy is to check if they are a CAM member. CAM is the Canadian Association of Movers, and they are the “only official national trade association representing moving and storage companies in Canada.” They are a not-for-profit body that helps the public access and find credible, professional moving services. If you end up with grievances or issues, CAM can help resolve them, but their membership also means that your chances of ending up unhappy are incredibly low.
Years of Experience
More than anything, simple experience is one of the most important factors when it comes to choosing moving and storage solutions in Calgary. Many years of experience will mean that your movers are well equipped to handle unexpected situations, and come with an arsenal of knowledge and expertise (here at Matco we have over 55 years of experience).
Your items are important to you, and they should be treated with the utmost care. Unfortunately, accidents can and do happen, and you want to be covered if that’s the case. Most movers need to carry basic insurance, but if you want extra protection, be sure to ask your moving specialist what they offer. Not all moving companies are created equally, and neither are their insurance policies. If you are not satisfied with their answer, don’t be afraid to shop around.
Services For Your Needs
Will your move be in town or long distance? Will you need storage? Do you have specialized equipment that may need expert hands to move? These are all questions to consider when looking for moving and storage services. Some Calgary movers may be well equipped to handle moves across the city – but these same movers may fall flat when tasked with a long distance job. Finding the right company for the job is crucial in planning a worry-free move. Matco Moving Solutions is a full-service moving company offering local, long distance, and office moves, with storage solutions for all your moving needs.
Looking For Your Perfect Moving and Storage Services Company?
Matco Moving Solutions can help you with your local, long-distance or international move. We are a full-service moving company that is dedicated to delivering a stress-free and positive moving experience. We have locations in Toronto, Kitchener, Calgary, Edmonton, Yellowknife, Whitehorse and Inuvik and over 55 years of moving experience and expertise.
Contact us today for a free moving quote and to learn how Matco can help you with your next move.