Kansas moving company Know Your Mover has issued guidelines to protect those moving within Kansas or across the country from being taken advantage of by unsavory moving companies. More details are available online at www.knowyourmover.com
Wichita, Kansas (PRWEB) September 05, 2013
One of the most important ventures any family or business can undertake is moving, whether it’s across town or across the country. Unfortunately, there are a number of so-called professional moving companies that are less than reliable, or scrupulous, and Wichita-based Know Your Mover is cautioning anyone about to undertake a relocation to follow some basic guidelines in selecting among the many Kansas movers.
As with all regions, not all KS home Movers are the same, and the smart consumer will select a company with a proven track record, excellent references from former satisfied customers, and a well-known and established name in the area. Know Your Mover (formally L&L Van Lines) acknowledges that making a choice between moving companies can be extremely difficult, especially if the customer has never done so. The company has put its years of experience in providing top-notch moving services to use by compiling a series of important factors anyone preparing to hire a moving company should consider.
Know Your Mover, the moving company Wichita home and business owners–as well as governmental agencies–recognize as the most professional service in the area, suggests that potential customers interview multiple moving companies and ask the following questions: Does the moving company have a physical local address (and not just a PO Box) on its website? Does the company include licensing information on its site? Is the moving company a member of certified organizations like the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA)?
If the answer to any of these questions is no, then there is danger that the company being dealt with could be a “rogue mover” and there could be danger of the customer falling victim to some type of moving scam.
While price is an important factor to consider in a major life event such as moving, consumers should evaluate a number of factors as well as price and be aware of the important other considerations that should be taken into account. Reputation and track record should be examined as well as if the company being evaluated is fully licensed and insured. Know Your Mover makes such recommendations because it has confidence in its own outstanding record and reputation among all local Movers Kansas customers call upon.
Know Your Mover urges those about to make moves to first seek recommendations from friends or acquaintances who have recently moved, then to ask real estate brokers in the area for at least three local moving companies that have actual physical facilities in the area, not just post office boxes, that they recommend to their clients. Once a list of prospects has been developed, the next step is to contact the companies by phone to obtain the full company names and “doing business as” names, the number of years in business, address and phone numbers, website and email addresses, references, and DOT and MC license numbers.
Then the consumer should contact SaferSys.org, a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website, and search for the company using the DOT and MC license numbers to review safety information, any orders to cease operation, licensing and other information. Consumers can also check with the Better Business Bureau or other consumer organizations in their local area to further check out the movers’ records.
Know Your Mover is certain that any potential customer that puts it through such tests will recognize that the Wichita company and its Junction City, Kansas, branch should be at the top of the list for all Wichita and Junction City Movers.
Know Your Mover’s website, http://knowyourmover.com/, offers a comprehensive guideline covering every aspect of moving and hiring a moving company for anyone wishing to make a move, from a single-family residence to large business or military operation, including military relocations. Know Your Mover, owned and operated by veterans, holds an active government security clearance. Former soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas, routinely use Know Your Mover for their relocation moves.
The company is available for 24-hour emergency services in the event of natural disasters, hostile environment relocations, and government mandated moves.
Know Your Mover provides free on-site quotes, which can be scheduled by calling toll free at (800) 467-1441 or (316) 838-6140 or through its website, http://knowyourmover.com/. Their two facilities are located at 2525 E 36th Circle North, Wichita, KS 67219, and 140 East 2nd Street, Junction City, KS 66441.