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Why You Should Only Hire a Licensed and Insured San Diego Moving Company

August 12, 2016

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Between packing and unpacking, changing addresses and neighborhoods, and setting up your new living space, moving can be stressful enough without having to worry about the reliability and trustworthiness of your movers.

Did you know that every San Diego moving company has to be licensed in order to legally operate in the state of California? Many residential movers you see advertised on websites or in the classifieds might not actually be legitimate -- which means that your goods and valuables are unprotected by the law during your move. Even if they don't just outright cheat you, that means your valuables won't be backed by an insurance company should an accident occur on moving day.

Fortunately for your peace of mind, moving companies are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission, and you can easily look up any company's Cal-T number on their website to make sure that they're licensed. They might be licensed either for local, intrastate, or interstate moves, so be sure to check that their coverage aligns with your needs.

Additionally, you can use that license information to look up and understand what kind of insurance coverage the moving company offers. If anything should happen to your furniture or possessions during a move, only a licensed and insured San Diego moving company will be able to help recover your losses. The company's insurance should also provide you, the client, with liability coverage, in the event that anything should happen to one of the movers on the job.

Sometimes, moving companies will try to make you pay extra for additional insurance. Always discuss exactly what's included in the price when you go over your estimate to ensure that there are no unwelcome surprises. Extra insurance coverage isn't necessarily a bad idea, but it shouldn't come as a surprise.

People who move often may be tempted to skimp on the price of a professional mover by hiring an unlicensed company, but it's exactly these people who should be most careful. Around 33% of renters move every year, and the average American moves 12 times in his or her lifetime. And when those frequent movers try to save money on a discount moving company, they can easily get burned.

It's important to protect your belongings, whether you're moving across town or across the state. The average cost of an intrastate move is $1,170, which, in the end, is a small price to pay for peace of mind, security, and a hassle-free move.

If you're looking for a San Diego Moving Company you can trust, contact Reliable Delivery for a free quote today.