Over the years, we have run into all kinds of people who have asked us to do all kinds of things. When we are on the clock, we work for you and will make every effort to do what you ask! However, please be advised that certain things you may ask for come with certain risks and we cannot
be responsible for the results of these requests.
These policies are for your protection as well as ours!
1. Guidance, Walk-Through and Payment:
The Customer or their representative must be present during the move at all times. We need your guidance! It is the Customer’s responsibility to do a final “walk-through” of the premises to ensure we have taken everything. Our time runs continuously until all tools and equipment are back in the truck and payment is completed. Having your cash or credit/debit card ready will save you time and money.
Please note: we do not accept checks. For credit card payment, your name and the name on the credit card should match. You will be asked to sign for credit card payment.
2. Long Distance / Interstate Moves:
For all interstate moves, we require $100.00 deposit to secure crew and truck for your move (see our policy on deposits, section ‘strict policy’), 50% from the total after the deduction of the deposit is due at the pick-up time and remaining 50% balance is due at the delivery before unloading.
3. Parking Arrangements:
A Customer is responsible for requesting moving permits if one may be required. We can only recommend getting permits for all moves, as they guarantee parking the moving truck as close as possible to your doorway. Because you are familiar with the parking situation on your street, you must decide if you need one, or decide if you can manage parking on your own. In most cases, we require 35-40 feet to park the truck. Please get moving permits if you think movers may have trouble parking at your address. A driver reserves the right to park anywhere at their discretion to better perform services, even if it is illegal and/or they have to double-park. A Customer agrees to pay any parking fees or tickets assessed to the carrier for any vehicle under hire by the Customer at the time of the charge.
4. Loading / Unloading:
If Power Movers is only providing loading or unloading services, we are not responsible for any damages, which may occur in transporting the furniture and is released of all liability after loading the truck or prior to unloading. We are only responsible for items in our immediate care, custody and control.
For all moves, you must pay in full on the day of the job, by cash or VISA/MC/DISCOVER/AMEX.
6. Damages and Claims:
Any damage claims must be submitted in writing to our claims department. Applicable notes about these damages must be made in writing on the Bill of Lading on the day of your move, before movers leave your premises. Our company standards do assume a full inspection of furniture by both our movers and Customers. However, the final inspection is the responsibility of a Customer. All of our Customers sign a Bill of Lading upon completion of a move. It reads “The above services were rendered and all goods delivered in good order, except as noted”. For any insurance company, this document is critical in noting charges the same day to ensure the damage occurred that day and that coverage could be provided. Unless payment is made in full as it is due, we are not required to answer or process a claim. Do not assume you may deduct the money from the final bill to compensate yourself in the event of damage (this is illegal).
Please note, per the industry standard, insurance coverage for damage is $0.60/lb. This means that reimbursement is based on the weight of an item, not value. Some clients opt to purchase additional moving insurance. This is the responsibility of the client & must be secured prior to Power Movers rendering services. Additional insurance is sometimes offered through a client's home owners insurance policy or you can purchase here.
7. Refrigerator Move:
We only move empty freezers/refrigerators. Please empty the contents for safe moving. We are happy to load these last and unload them first.
8. Aquarium Move:
We only move empty aquariums (this means empty of water and also empty of all living creatures).
9. Grandfather Clocks:
You are responsible for removing the pendulum, chimes and weights.
If you have a waterbed, we will be glad to move it. However, we are not waterbed technicians. We will follow your instructions, but you must make a final inspection before our crew leaves. We will not send men out for later adjustments. If you prefer to have a waterbed company move your bed, please do so.
11. Dresser Drawers, File Cabinets, Desk Drawers:
Please empty all dresser drawers, file cabinets and desk drawers. Remember that the furniture will have to be lifted and carried, so if it is overstuffed and extra heavy, it will be more difficult to handle. If the furniture will have to be navigated through challenging obstacles, like a winding staircase, it is usually best to remove everything, even the drawers, as it may be necessary to flip the furniture on its side or upside-down to get it through. You may choose to leave items in a dresser drawer. If so, the Client is responsible for anything breakable. Remove all breakables and heavy items.
12. Last Minute Change of Service:
If a move requires work above and beyond the original order for services, Power Movers reserves the right to fulfill other obligations before completing additional work. For example, you have originally ordered services for a two-room move only. On the day of the move, you add additional rooms to move, not mentioned at the time of the request, additional pick-ups/drop-offs, etc., which will significantly increase total move time. In order to make our schedule on time for the next move, we reserve the right to postpone additionally requested services till our next availability and/or after completion of other jobs this day.
13. Flat Screen TVs:
These are susceptible to damage from extreme temperatures, slight bumps, and altitude changes. The original packaging is the best. In any case, please note that in the absence of physical evidence of external damage or negligence (visible damage), we are not responsible for TVs functioning after delivery.
Please note item #6 in our exclusion of liability.
14. Weather conditions:
Power Movers reserves the right to reschedule the move at an agreed upon time without liability if there is inclement weather, including, but not limited to heavy/freezing rain, snow emergency, hurricane warning, weather travel ban, etc. If it does rain during your move & the crew needs to wait it out due to safety, that time is part of your move time.
15. Crew Size:
Power Movers reserves the right to choose the number of movers for each job, depending on our current schedule, availability, weather conditions, etc.
16. Driver Hours and Regulations:
We reserve the right to limit our workday to 12 hours. In certain cases, due to DOT hours of service rules for drivers, we may need to cut a job short or send a replacement driver to avoid violating these regulations.
Power Movers is not responsible for damage to plumbing, electrical systems, or for water damage associated with the connection or disconnection of washers and dryers or other appliances.
18. Heavy and Oversized Item Move:
Our personnel will move your appliances and items over 300 lbs. if needed and the work can be done safely. Unfortunately, damage may occur to floor surfaces. If you wish to take this risk, Power Movers will not be responsible for it.
Please note item #6 in our exclusion of liability.
19. Piano Move:
We do not move pianos.
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Use of Information
Power Movers may use the personal information collected through our site specifically for the purposes detailed in this policy. Personal information that we process for any reasons won’t be kept longer than is necessary for those purposes. We will take reasonable measures to prevent the loss or misuse of your personal information (e.g. encryption).