Why Moving Companies in Atlanta and Throughout Georgia Should Be Licensed Movers
When you’re moving all your personal and precious belongings, be it within a few miles or across the state, you want to be assured that you are dealing with reputable, licensed movers. Moving is already stressful without having to worry about your movers mistreating and harming your property, or worse, stealing it. There are roughly 1.6 million household moves a year, and although many are executed without fail, there are some that leave families paying thousands of dollars to recoup their belongings or fighting for restitution. Moving companies in Georgia are not as notoriously misleading as national movers in states like Florida, California, New York and New Jersey, but action has still been taken to prevent fraudulent, unlicensed movers from gaining the upper hand. The Georgia Public Service Commission regulates moving companies in Atlanta, Georgia and throughout Georgia that are moving folks within the state. In order to have a successful move you must choose professional, licensed movers that are registered with the Commission. The Georgia Public Service Commission requires moving companies in Georgia to be licensed and perform their services at the rates approved by the Commission and published in the Maximum Rate Tariff.
Those researching moving companies in Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia are advised to:
- Only use licensed movers.
- Seek out movers who are recommended by family members, friends, coworkers or real estate agents.
- Educated themselves on fair estimates by reading up on the Maximum Rate Tariff.
- Get their estimate in writing. Most licensed movers will provide you with a free, written estimate of what your move will probably cost you. Be sure to get several estimates from reputable movers.
Unlicensed moving companies in Georgia do not provide you with any guarantees or compensation when your property is compromised. Contact us, Georgia Pack and Load Moving and Storage, Inc., if you want your belongings handled by a trustworthy moving company. Our moving services have never had complaints with the Georgia Public Service Commission in our 13 years in business. Plus, we offer a clean and safe containerized storage facility to place all the items you don’t have space for in your home.