Avoiding unaccredited movers. A reliable furniture removal company is more than one guy with a van

Posted on 14 July, 2015 in Local Removals , Insurance

Of course, we all remember our Mum warning us "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!" Then, if you're like us, you remember not taking heed - until the first time 'too good to be true' costs you a boatload of money or a lot of grief. Without a doubt, one situation where this holds true is that of furniture removal. While the figure given by that 'budget removal' outfit may sound like a steal, it's one that isn't worth risking- and here's why.

These days, you're bombarded from all directions when looking for services. Furniture removal is no different - you'll find ads all over, whether on NT News or Gumtree claiming they can provide the relocation or removal of your valuable belongings for pennies. Sometimes, these ads are posted by a person or persons that are untrained and planning on using this as a way to make a bit of money on the side. As such, they certainly won't be putting money into moving your belongings - in fact, they'll be doing everything they can to avoid investing in what's needed to keep your valuables safe. These unregulated 'movers' advertising in unregulated forums are free to make any claims they like, truthful or not - and when you as a customer find yourself met with damaged property and shoddy service, you are left with no recourse and a bill that still must be paid.

To ensure a safe and successful furniture removal process, first you should find a reputable business that has some sort of accreditation. In Australia, the Australian Furniture Removers Association (AFRA) is the nationwide body recognised as the organisation that can provides members of the public with peace of mind that its members will adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and protection while giving its members training and guidance in the realms of both legality and industry standards. AFRA accredits only those furniture removalists that have the necessary equipment, vehicles, premises and staff training needed to complete a truly professional move.  

Only one question remains: who is the Top End's premier AFRA accredited furniture removal company? For your answer, look no further than Top End Removals. Our foundation is our team of professional furniture removalists with years of experience under each of their belts. Every move incorporates the right packing materials and protocols alongside purpose-designed transport and safety equipment. We not only carry Public Liability Insurance, but also offer additional insurance to protect valuable furniture and equipment from damage in transport and storage. And speaking of storage, we provide short and long term storage facilities, providing you with a smooth removal, storage, and delivery of your furniture on the dates that suit your moving schedule. To ensure your peace of mind, we provide you with a formal quote for your furniture removal and full documentation in the unlikely event of a dispute so resolution of such will be quick and accurate.

Top End Removals services the local Darwin and rural areas as well as regional and remote parts of the Top End, Northern Territory and Western Australia. From a short hop to Palmerston to elsewhere interstate; residential to corporate relocations, we've got you covered. Call us now at 08 8931 1133 to find out how we can make your furniture removal and relocation a seamless and stress-free one!


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