Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What Should I Look For In A Wisconsin Moving Company?
Moving your home or business in Wisconsin is stressful enough without having
to deal with a second rate moving company who damages your possessions.
If you know what to look for in a moving company you can save yourself
time, hassle, and headaches.
References – Any reputable mover should be able to provide references or testimonials
of satisfied customers. Do they show up on time? Were they able to move
large furniture and items like pianos without any damage? What are they
like to deal with? Are they A+ members of the Better Business Bureau?
These are all considerations you want to make when choosing a moving company.
Insurance – There is a minimum amount of insurance ($.60/pound) required by
law. However, better moving companies will provide additional insurance
on your belongings for a reasonable fee. $5.00 per $1000 of coverage is
very common – some movers like Bluemound Express of Milwaukee Wisconsin
only charge $50 for $60,000 worth of coverage. Check the prices in your
area to find the best deal.
Trucks – Many movers use freight trucks which are designed for moving goods
packed on pallets and not for moving household goods. Freight trucks do
not have the suspension systems and internal security devices needed to
soften the ride and make sure your possessions make it to their new location
in one piece. Freight trucks also do not have a suspension system allowing
the moving compartment of the truck to be lowered closer to street level,
which makes a big difference when you are making hundreds of trips up
and down the ramp. Also make sure your movers carry the proper moving
equipment to keep your belongings safe – adequate amounts of large
furniture pads (Bluemound Express recommends 100+ for every truck) and
specialized equipment to move appliances, pianos, and other large home
furnishings. Check out our moving trucks!
Movers – Make sure your moving company has a formalized training program
to teach their movers how to lift and move all your household items and
how to use all the specialized moving equipment the stock on their moving trucks.
Services – Will the moving company charge extra for moving big screen tv’s,
pianos, etc.? Can you leave clothes and linens in drawers? Will they put
your belongings in the rooms you want them in? Will the movers take furniture
apart and put it back together? Will they wrap large pictures and mirrors
for you? Think about what tasks you would like to have taken care of for
you, and make sure you ask your moving company if they will do it.
If you do your homework before moving day, it will help your move to go
more smoothly. Request our FREE report, "21 Critical Questions to
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company for your move, we will make a world of difference to you on moving day.
Do you have insurance available from a licensed insurance company, or do
you only have the minimum coverage required?
Few carriers include protection from a reputable licensed insurance provider.
Most only include the minimum limits required by law. This is otherwise
known as "per pound basis" at $0.60 per pound...We include the
$0.60 per pound protection with all moves, but also offer $60,000 of actual
cash value protection for a $50.00 flat rate. Most other movers offer
coverage at $5.00 per thousand dollars of coverage. This means that same
$60,000 of coverage would cost you $300.00!!!
Is there a fuel surcharge?
There is no fuel surcharge. Fuel is included in the hourly rate.
Are there any extra charges - i.e. for stairs, big screen TV's, appliances?
There are no extra charges.
What should I do with large pictures or mirrors?
We will take care of wrapping and moving these items.
Can we leave items in dresser drawers?
Clothes and linens can be left in drawers. All other items should be boxed.
Do you pad wrap the furniture in the home?
Yes, furniture is pad wrapped in your home before it goes out to the truck.
Do you place items where we want them?
We will put your belongings in the room you select. All boxes should be
Do you put beds together?
Yes, anything we take apart we will put back together, mirrors on dressers,