5 Star Moving in Sparks, NV with Reviews - YP.com
  • 1.Five Star Moving & Storage

    1335 Greg St Ste 105


    2.05 mi

    We serve all of Northern Nevada, and Lake Tahoe, & Mammoth Lakes region. Service to and from all 48 states and also International service.

  • 2.5 Star Movers

    Serving the Sparks, NV area

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By: Jerry T.
O'Brien's Moving & Storage
On December 22, 2016 I had hired a moving company to move the large furniture from my house to a new house across town. They were not capable so I fired them. I called O'brian's Moving and Storage in a panic and talked to Sean, the owner. He was able to put an emergency crew together for me and showed up within the hour. They were able to move all my furniture, including a safe, piano, and large refrigerator into the new house in 6 hours. The house was 2700 sqft.Nothing was scratched or broken. The movers, Rubin and Jose, were very professional and knew what they were doing. I am extremely happy I chose O'brian's Moving and Storage, and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a quality move.
Tips & Advices
Yes, it’s best to empty drawers, wardrobes and chests before a move. Items always get knocked around a bit, and doors can fly open even if they’ve been taped. In fact, more often than not, movers will want to remove the drawers from a dresser--or disassemble the wardrobe to be more space-efficient.
Yes, it is customary to tip movers, but the amount varies widely. For full-service moves, a 5 percent tip is suggested, although, for extra service, some people go up to 10 percent . For small local movers, you can give each mover $10 for a few-hour job, or $20-$40 for jobs that take longer.
A bill of lading is the legal contract for the move. It provides a detailed receipt, in addition to a contract between the client and the mover. It authorizes the mover to transport the goods from one specific point to another, and it outlines the exact scope of services, with cost breakdown for those services. It also provides an itemized list of the inventory, and carrier liability protection for each declared item. Finally, it specifies the payment arrangement. Make sure to go over your itemized list extremely carefully before finalizing the paperwork--and get a copy of the full document. A good mover will go over everything on the bill of lading with the customer.
There are several items that moving companies will not move – those items will be listed on a document as “non-allowables.” These items typically fall in three categories: perishables, sentimental/personal items, and hazardous material. Perishables are food and plants. Sentimental/personal value is up to the client to decide, but usually includes jewelry, medical and dental records, personal paperwork, valuables and collectibles. Hazardous material is the tricky category, since it includes a lot of everyday items found in the garage, garden or kitchen. For example, cleaning liquids and pesticides both are considered non-allowable by many companies. Some go so far as to disallow nail polish and batteries.
A binding estimate means that the moving company cannot charge more than the stated amount, though they can lower the final bill if the scope of the job was smaller than expected. A non-binding moving estimate is more likely to wind up costing more than expected, since the movers can increase their rates for unforeseen variables like stairs, “long carry” and materials.

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