With a quick search online, you can easily find a slew of Santa Clarita moving companies to transport your belongings from one location to another. Unfortunately, it’s not nearly as easy to find a professional, reputable company to ensure that you and your belongings are treated with dignity and respect.

At Hilford Moving & Storage, we’ve been providing expert moving services and trusted Santa Clarita movers to residents and business in the region since 1928. With decades of experience in the industry, we have seen what can happen when an unprofessional moving company is employed to take on the enormous number of responsibilities involved with local and long-distance moves. Here are our top four secrets that an unprofessional moving company might be hiding:

Inexperienced Moving Crews

Anyone can call himself or herself a professional mover, but some local moving companies employ day laborers or contractors with little or no training to move your belongings. Not only can these tactics delay your move schedule and cause damage to your items, it can also create an extremely stressful relocation experience.

Improper Insurance Coverage

While even the best movers can make mistakes, a professional moving company will carry loss insurance for the business and its employees to ensure that your belongings are covered in the event of damage or loss. On the contrary, an unprofessional mover may not have the proper insurance coverage—or no insurance at all—leaving you without any compensation if something happens to your items during your move.

No Affiliations with Professional Organizations

Holding membership with well-recognized and prestigious professional organizations, such as the Better Business Bureau and the American Moving & Storage Association, is typically a priority for professional moving companies that want to advance their reputation in the industry. If a mover is not a member of any professional or industry organization, they could be a fly-by-night mover without the experience or expertise to provide the quality service you deserve.

The Company is Actually a Scam

Last, but certainly not least, the worst-case scenario involves moving companies that are actually extortionists simply attempting to make a quick couple of bucks. Common signs of scams include incomplete documents, not providing signed contracts, or requesting full payment in advance of your move.

At Hilford Moving & Storage, we don’t have any secrets to hide! Whether you need assistance navigating a Santa Clarita long-distance move, or military movers to help you relocate to a new base, you can count our experienced household movers for a stress-free experience. To learn more about our professional movers, give us a call today or fill out our simple online form now to request a free, no-obligation estimate.

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