In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and being deemed “essential business” by the governor of the state of Florida, we want to assure you, our loyal customers, that Pro Movers Miami has, and always will,put the safety of our team and that of our customers first and foremost. We are committed to following all best practices and guidelines for sanitation and for cleanliness, and are taking all of the necessary precautions as we proceed to service your move. To that end, extensive measures are being taken wherever possible to combat the spread of this virus, while still being safe and efficient as we continue to provide you with the first-class, five star moving experience that you have come to expect of us. Here are some of the proactive measures we’ve implemented and will continue to implement:

  • All estimates are being provided over the phone, virtually, on-line or via email until further notice.
  • Pre-move wellness checks for both our customers and our crew members, where all will be asked to advise us if you feel ill or suspect exposure to the virus. For our movers it would be mandatory that they stay home, and for our customers, moving services can be rescheduled, postponed or cancelled to mitigate risk, should that be necessary.
  • Our crews are equipped with gloves, disinfectant sprays/wipes and hand sanitizer for your protection and theirs.
  • We have put into effect social distancing measures, and although we have always valued the professionalism and respect that comes along with a good introductory handshake and a departing thank you, we ask for your understanding that for the safety and well-being of everyone, there’ll be no handshake or touching of any kind.
  • Upon arrival, our crew will still introduce themselves, walk through the home with appropriate social distance, begin to protect the home with all safeguards like floor runners, and door jams (as they always do), but in addition we ask you now (with all due respect), to please give them the appropriate space they need to safely and efficiently service your move and allow them space to do their job.
  • When available and appropriate, open doorways and windows to increase air circulation and ventilation.
  • We are also taking measures to sanitize the cabs and boxes of our trucks, as well as all blankets, pads, tools and equipment after each and every move to reduce any risk of cross-contamination.
  • It is our hope and our expectation that you will take the same precautionary measures that we are taking, and that will also sanitize and wipe down any and all exposed surfaces and furniture prior to our arrival. Anything that you can do to help keep our working conditions safe and sanitary for our men, is equally appreciated.
  • Owners / office staff will be working around the clock from home with complete access for our team and our customers via phone, email and text.

Again, thank you for choosing Pro Movers Miami, it is our sincere pleasure to serve you. Our Promise to you, and no matter what circumstances, is to continue to deliver the 5 stars moving service that our customers depend on. Should you need to reach us directly, please feel free, Text is always the quickest, and we are literally her for you 24/7.

Thank you, be well and stay healthy!

How to avoid commonly hidden moving company fees

Not all moving companies are created equal. You can find some movers in Fort Lauderdale, for example, that charge more than other moving companies for the same services. Now, if you are like us, you might think that more money equals higher quality services. Right? Wrong. Unfortunately, there are moving companies out there that overcharge for their services. On the other hand, there are movers out there who hide their true quotes. Thankfully, we are going to show you today how to avoid commonly hidden moving company fees, and hopefully hire the perfect moving company for you! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s hop right in.

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If you want to avoid additional costs, make sure you ask for the right moving estimate!

 

The best ways to avoid commonly hidden moving company fees

The single best way to avoid hidden costs is to have a reasonably fair understanding of moving quotes that the Pro Movers Miami provide. Now, explaining the concept of what moving quotes you should avoid and which ones to look out for might take up quite a bit of space… So, let us sum up the gist for you here. If you want to avoid any additional moving fees after you’ve already negotiated the price with the movers you have to ask for a binding estimate. A binding estimate, as the words suggest, is an agreement between you and the movers about the price of the relocation which is binding. In other words, it doesn’t change. Always ask for these types of estimates, if you don’t want to be surprised by the bill later on.

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A binding estimate means that you are obligated to pay just the agreed price. Even if your belongings weigh more than the estimate.

However, if your paperwork says you’ve negotiated a non-binding estimate with your local movers Florida, don’t fret. There are still some ways to avoid hidden moving company fees.

Other ways to avoid hidden moving company fees

The next best thing to do if you’ve arranged for a non-binding estimate is to keep the additional costs to the bare minimum. You can do this in a number of ways. For example, the first thing that should be on your moving checklist is to schedule your move months in advance. Most movers give better prices the further away you schedule the move. In the same vein, if you decide to hire a moving company just a few days before the move, expect the price to be high as well.

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Keep in mind that the cost of fuel could easily rake up quite a hefty bill!

Also, keep in mind that moving quotes are higher the more fuel a moving company uses. So, if you are located in a desolate place, for example, the outskirts of the city, make sure to keep that in mind. Because the cost of extra fuel and manpower can quickly rack up quite a bill!

Bonus tip

If relocating long-distances expect that the moving quote will change drastically for the use of fuel and manpower, as well. That’s why we recommend you use binding-estimates when thinking about moving long-distances moves. Or, at the very least, you should trust your moving company enough that the rough estimate they give won’t go above 10% of their original quote.

So, hopefully, by now you know exactly what to look out for. In other words, try negotiating for a binding estimate. If that doesn’t work try using shuttle vans or other services to get your belongings closer to your movers, so you end up paying less.