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What makes a great removal company?

There are many fantastic removal companies in Hull and Humberside, but sadly there are some that are best avoided too. If you’re wondering how to choose the right removal company for your needs, read on.  Don’t just Google Removals Hull and go for the first one, read this blog – We can help you reduce the risk of making a decision you come to regret!

There are many factors you need to consider when you’re choosing a removals company. You need to think about cost, experience and what kinds of vehicles they have available, to give just a few examples. The cheapest removals companies aren’t normally the best, but this doesn’t mean you can’t get an excellent service without paying over the odds to have your goods moved from A to B.

Removals Experience

Make sure the company that you choose is highly experienced in working on assignments like yours. Perhaps you are relocating from a particularly large home? If so, ensure they have worked on larger home removals in the past. If you’re moving to another part of the country or even overseas, make sure they have worked on removals like this before.

Transparent Removal charges

A quality removals company will explain the charges to you so you know exactly what you’re paying for. They may even give you advice on lowering the cost. For instance, you may be able to reduce the expense of hiring a removals service by using your own packing materials, or by opting for a smaller vehicle. The quote that you receive should factor in mileage, insurance and the company’s hourly rate.

You may also need optional extras such as packing and storage costs. Ask the company what their preferred payment method is. A reputable company will accept credit and debit card payments as well as cash. Avoid providing a large cash deposit as you may be unable to get this back if the company fails to arrive at your property on moving day.


Make sure that the removals company that you use is fully insured. This means you’ll be covered if they accidentally damage any of your goods whilst they are handling them. Knowing your removals firm is insured can provide you with valuable peace of mind.

Industry accreditations

If your removal company is recognised or belongs to a prestigious industry body, this is a good sign that you’re dealing with a reputable firm. Companies have to work to and maintain very high standards to achieve accreditation.

Comparing removals companies

Many people get a minimum of three quotes from different removals companies before deciding which option is right for them. A reputable removals company will offer to visit your home so they can provide you with a more accurate estimate. They must do this so they can plan around issues such as restricted access to your home or any particularly bulky items that might be difficult to remove. Don’t be afraid to ask for references so you can speak to the company’s former customers. If a removals company is reluctant to provide references, it’s best to look elsewhere.

Brief your removals company

The more information you can give your removals company, the better. If there is anything important they need to be aware of, let them know. It’s a good idea to provide a briefing document with information on any hard-to-move items, larger items that need to be dismantled, goods that you will be removing yourself and things that require special packing. You also need to find out what will happen if your move is delayed for any reason.

Don’t jump in and hire the first removals company you come across. Do your research to ensure you enlist a firm with plenty of experience and a great reputation in your area.

Based in Hull, we offer removal services across all of Hull and much of Humberside, calls us today on 07549 225434 for a quote

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