Moving Industry | Moving Companies
The moving industry is a 15-Billion-dollar industry made up of many different kinds of moving companies. It is comprised of two main categories: residential moving and commercial moving: the first moves households and the other moves businesses.
Residential Movers within the Moving Industry
There is a broad range of both quality and services available when it comes to your movers. The first is the unlicensed and uninsured mover who you will typically find placing ads on various websites such as Craigslist and social media.
You must be very cautious if you choose one of these companies as they are starting off doing something illegal, which is moving people for money without a license or insurance. These illegitimate movers have nobody to answer to in the event of breakage or lost items. There are several types of moving scams of which you should be aware. The most common one is when the rogue movers load all your belongings still in the truck and then demand a higher price. If you do not pay, they will not unload the truck. Click here for more information about these types of scams.
The second group consists of higher quality, licensed and insured movers, who are regulated and are legitimate moving companies. Most basic moving companies, even in the licensed and insured bracket, are primarily moving companies that will pack only when necessary. Their employees do not have specialized training in how to pack. They are usually only trained to load and unload trucks. Within the group of licensed and insured moving companies, you will find some of the moving companies specialize in certain types of moves. Some specialize in moving pianos, safes, chandeliers, etc.
Senior Moving Experts, A Moving Company Above the Rest
Senior Moving Experts falls into this specialized category. Not only is Senior Moving Experts licensed and insured, but we are also bonded. Senior Moving Experts primarily work with seniors, and we pride ourselves on taking the overwhelming out of our clients’ moving experience. We have a unique model solution to solve the moving dilemma. One group of employees receives special packing and unpacking training. The other group is trained in loading and unloading the moving truck. The unique approach that Senior Moving Experts takes results in less breakage and a much more streamline way of doing business. The specialized training that our crew receives makes the moving process much faster.
When working with seniors, hiring a specialized company is essential because moving is an extremely physically taxing process. Even the packing and unpacking portion of the process takes a toll on the human body, and most seniors are physically unable to do it on their own anymore. Also, when moving into a senior community, most senior communities will require that the movers you select are licensed and insured. Frequently a proof of insurance must be sent to the community before the company is allowed on the property. This no-exceptions policy is in place to protect both themselves and their new residents.