When hiring a professional mover, you expect to have your possessions packed and/or transported safely. However, sometimes movers may be unable to take some of your belongings onto their truck.
Federal and provincial regulations prohibit us from transporting hazardous materials like propane canisters, fall gasoline cans, paints, solvents, firearms or anything deemed to be a “hazardous material.”
Movers also establish their own guidelines. At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Canada, it is challenging for us to secure plants on our truck and prefer not to move valuables such as jewellery, stocks, bonds and cash, as examples. Common sense dictates that these are items you would want to take yourself.
If you have items of extraordinary value such as paintings, sculptures and antiques, let your movers know ahead of time. The issue here is insurance, and the basic package your mover offers may not cover these exceptional goods. Although we don’t offer additional insurance to cover these at our company, we can arrange for it. You can also check with your own insurance company about covering these special items; your homeowner’s policy may have a rider for goods in transit. If it does, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel.
It is still critical to know and understand the insurance your moving company carries. At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Canada, you are insured up to $250,000, which is far greater than the minimum.We also offer replacement costs with a $250 deductible.
Large and awkward items like pianos and pool tables are a challenge. We move them every day, but it takes planning, muscle power, heavy-duty dollies and a truck with a lift gate. In a high-rise, reserve the elevator for the day and time of your move. Right up front, you should determine how this process works. Let your movers know where the loading and unloading zones are, or whether they will have to walk items through the lobby to get to the elevator. The more your mover knows ahead of time, the more accurate their estimate will be.