Before your Palm Beach move, it's a great idea to learn some moving terminology to communicate with the movers and know exactly what you're paying for too.
Moving may seem like a simple
process, but you might be surprised at the amount of advanced terminology
that's involved. If you're planning on using professional movers in Palm Beach,
FL, then it can't hurt to learn some of the terminology so that you will not
only be able to communicate with your movers more effectively but so that
you'll know exactly what you're paying for as well. The following are some of
the moving terms you should know:
charges - These are additional fees charged
for extra services that aren't part of the basic moving service, such as
packing, unpacking, carrying a piano up the stairs, servicing appliances and
Certified mover - AMSA certification is granted by the
Federal Highway Administration and designates movers who are capable of
transporting your goods under its own operating authority across state lines.
of Lading - The bill of lading is basically
the receipt and agreement between you and the moving company. You should always
read through the bill of lading before signing it.
and non-binding estimates - When you receive an estimate from
a mover, it will either be binding or non-binding. Binding estimates mean that
the mover can't charge more than what they estimated, even if it costs more to
move than they thought. Non-binding means that the estimate is just that, an
estimate, and that the final cost could be different.
order - A change order is an amendment to the estimate due to the
addition or subtraction of belongings that need to be transported or services
that you requested.
charge - A flight charge is an extra charge
for carrying your belongings up any stairs.
charges - These are the charges for the
vehicle transportation of your move and are applied in addition to extra
list - This is a list that the moving service is not allowed or
refuses to transport, usually because they pose a potential risk to the
condition of your other belongings or the safety of the movers.
- The valuation charge allows the mover to take on greater liability and is
known as Extra Care Protection.
These are a few of the moving
terms that are helpful to know if you are planning a move. For a free moving
estimate or to schedule an upcoming move, be sure to contact our movers in Palm
Beach, FL at Brandon Transfer today.