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Finding a remover
When planning your next move, hiring a professional remover is a great way for you to speed the process along. The Plentific website can quickly generate a bespoke list of the best removers in your local area, each of which will have a website profile where you can compare their qualifications, past projects and customer reviews. By choosing a 'verified' Pro you will also gain protection from the Plentific Guarantee. Whatever your job might be, Plentific is prepared to help you find your perfect Pro.
What do you need to know about hiring a remover?
A remover will be in charge of the safe relocation of your possessions, so it is important that you hire a professional that you can trust. Give your options a good idea of how much they will need to move and how far they will have to travel; invite them to inspect your items themselves if necessary. Be sure to have several quotes to compare and choose from, and be sure to remember that when it comes to the safety of your possessions, you will very much get what you pay for.
If you have been working closely with others tradespeople they will likely be able to recommend a remover that they have worked with in the past. Regardless, be sure to check on the experience and qualifications of your choices. A good indicator of expertise and professionalism will be membership in organisations such as the British Association of Removers (BAR), as these groups will enforce strict code of conduct and high standards for their members. BAR also provides training that includes health and safety, teamwork and customer services. A lot of removers will have started with on-the-job training, so ensure they have a good few years of experience. This may sound simple, but it is good to be confident that your removers are fit enough for the job, especially with valuable items. For transport, be sure that your removers have a clean driving licence and, if necessary, a Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) licence. Most businesses will also be able to provide you with reviews and references from past jobs. It is a good idea to examine these, especially if they are similar to yours.
After assessing the job your choices should be able to provide you with an hourly, daily or fixed rate. You should ask for a price breakdown, including the cost of addressing complications such as window or door removal.
Professional removers should have insurance policies and guarantees in place in the event of accidental damage, but make sure of this before hiring them, and take the time to adequately insure your possessions. Removers should be able to provide their own transport, but if they claim they need to bring in different or additional vehicles or to hire more bodies for the job you will want to confirm whether or not this will incur any additional costs.
An experienced professional should be able to provide all of this information. If they cannot, or are hesitant to do so, it would be wise to continue your search.
What does a remover do?
Removers are experts in moving, storing and relocating furniture and equipment to drastically reduce your moving time. Their services include taking apart and boxing furniture, the professional removal of doors and windows for moving awkwardly shaped items, the safe packaging of delicate items, the provision of storage facilities and overnight transport. Some may have specialist training for items like pianos.
How much does it cost to hire a remover?
The cost of hiring a remover depends on the size and length of the job at hand. A small job that can be done with a white van might only cost around £100, but for larger jobs or full house moves you could be paying this much every hour. Several factors can influence price, including the number of vehicles and staff required, whether certain items require special packaging, the distance of the removal, whether overnight stays are necessary, how fast you want the removal to happen and which day of the week or season of the year the work will take place on. Try to negotiate a fixed price with a breakdown, rather than going on an ‘estimate’, as there could be hidden costs involved.