There are quite a few businesses who consider themselves to be furniture movers. People who specify themselves as movers of large objects, particularly things that are heavy. If there’s one thing that you should know about people who specialize themselves in heavy lifting and moving like this, it’s that not all heavy movers are created equal.
Full service moving companies, or furniture movers as some people refer to them, are companies who understand the dynamics of carrying heavy objects and want to do this strenuous task for you. Yes, we are one of these people, but not all of us are created equal. Some movers don’t have the understanding that goes along with moving tricky objects.
Let’s take couches for example. Couches are one of the most difficult things to move not only because of their weight, but because they possess legs usually on the bottom that are not removable. These legs, and short as they may be, can still get caught on a lot of things and get damaged in the move. Not only that, but if the movers do not have the proper methods of moving the couch, it can actually cause injury. If you’re going to move a large couch and a small apartment and it happens that the department has a very small corridor as well in order to move it, it’s likely that they will get caught considering how small it is.
So, before you hire a moving company who considers themselves to be “furniture movers,” do a little bit of research first. See what other people have said about them and if they are able to handle those really heavy objects. This is something great that the Internet has given us these days. The ability to look up if a company can hold up to their own standards. People are now able to rate moving companies online, and if you’re searching at all for any ratings it’s likely that you’ll run into quite the extensive list.
If the Internet isn’t your thing, you can always call up the company that you have interest in. Speaking with an actual person gives more information than can be gleaned from the web, especially considering that reviews tend to be biased. So consider this. Any dummy can lift a couch, but it takes knowledge and skill to move one without damaging anything. Find that right company, and then let them help you. Don’t do it the other way around.