Moving home is a daunting process and this can be made even more so by having to sort through hundreds of E1 man and Van services to find the right one for you. Here are some tips to help you avoid cowboys and wasted hours sorting the wheat from the chaff so that you can choose the right Man & Van service E1 for you.

• Recommendations
One of the best ways to get a good understanding of the best companies local to your area is to ask friends and family to recommend any E1 Van men they have used. This way you can get a better understanding of the quality of the service you should expect from certain companies as well as getting a better idea of which service providers to avoid. This is good as it allows you to rule out any companies people have had bad experiences with straight away so that you don’t waste time and effort researching them only to find that they are a disappointing service.

• Website
Once you have a better idea of what man and van services are out there and have the names of a few in your area then research them! The best and quickest way to do that is to search them online. This enables you to get a better understanding of the size of the business as well as their professionalism. If the company website is unhelpful, badly laid out with spam and advertising all over it then this is a good indicator that this is a service to avoid. In the end of the day, the website helps to promote the business, so if they can’t be bothered to spend money on that, it could be fair to argue that they probably can’t be bothered to spend money on the upkeep of their vans etc.

• Contact Info
Contact information is a keep things when it comes to avoiding cowboy man and van services. Most cowboy services will advertise in free ads and on online posting sites and will just provide a name and a mobile number. There are best to avoid because just having a mobile number for your van man can cause lots of issues, especially if they disappear with all your belongings and throw away the sim! To avoid this it is best to make sure you also get a landline number for the company or an address from which the company operates. However don’t be too put off if they provide an address but not a landline as many legitimate man with a van E1 services operate from a mobile number as their main number. This is because, more often than not, the man answering the calls is also the man in the van doing the job.

• Quotes
Once you have found a few services you want to hire it is best to ask them for a quote for the job. This way you can get a better understanding of how much your move is going to cost you and can allow you to choose the man and van service that is best for your needs and your budget. However be wary of any quotes that are drastically lower than the others. This can be the sign of a cowboy service so it is best to take the view that if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is!



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