Professional Removal Company vs. a Man With a Van: Who Should You Hire For Your Move?

When you’re planning a move for your home or business, one of the most stressful parts is figuring out who you should hire to take care of it. It’s an agonizing decision and you’ll lose sleeping deciding who is the best person for the job.

Should you hire your next door neighbour and his mate with a van? Or should you get in touch with a trusted, professional removal company who know what they’re doing? These are the questions that you’re going grey over, so let us answer them for you.

Hire a Man With a Van and You Could Get Scammed

In late 2015, people in the West Midlands were stunned to read the story of Becky Szenk and her fiance Mark Higgins (via ITV Central). The young couple, whose baby girl Ariyah was just seven-months-old at the time, lost everything after they were scammed by a man with a van.

The couple hired a man with a van from Facebook to move their belongings from a flat in Wolverhampton to their new home in Walsall. But they were left devastated after the man who they hired took off with all of their possessions, worth £10,000. The house move should have been a stepping stone towards a wonderful future and instead, they were left heartbroken.

Becky and Mark’s story is a cautionary tale. They are not the only family to have been scammed by plucky thieves looking to make a dime by robbing someone blind. But it highlights one of the main risks of hiring a ‘man with a van’ instead of a professional removal company.

When you hire a professional removal company, with years of positive reviews and a name you can trust, you can rest easy knowing that your possessions will remain your possessions.

Avoid Cracked Screens, Broken Vases, and Ripped Furniture

One of the most awkward parts of moving house is getting everything into the truck without breaking it. You’ll go grey wondering about bumps and potholes in the road. You’ll fret that your beloved plasma TV is going to arrive at the new house with a giant crack through the middle of the screen. Or that your washing machine has been dented. Or that your wardrobe doors are hanging off the hinges.

These are all of the usual concerns when moving house; it’s natural. But when you hire a man with a van, your worst nightmares may actually come true.

When you hire a man with a van, there’s no way of proving that he is who he says he is. You have no idea how experienced he is with heavy goods. 

Does he know how to stack larger appliances? Is he able to dismantle your furniture and put it back together if needs be? The answer is ‘probably not.’

A professional removal company like Taurus Removals prides itself on the experience of its moving teams. We can use industrial removal blankets to ensure that heavy and bulky items stay safe and we strap them down for extra measure. Your furniture will be safe and sound with us as we transport it to your new home or business.

Hiring a Man With a Van Has Its Benefits, But Are You Willing to Risk It?

Hiring a man with a van has its benefits, sure. You think that you’re saving some money and you think that hiring your neighbour will be easier than working with a trusted team of professionals. But are you willing to take the risk?

In hiring a professional removal company, you can feel confident knowing that your removal is being handled by a team of people who actually know what they’re doing. You don’t have to second-guess them because they are experts at this.

You’ll have no sleepless nights, grey hairs or worries that they aren’t doing a good job. They’ll make the moving process seem simple and stress-free, and we think that that’s exactly how it should be. 

2017-12-12T10:32:09+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Removals|
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