The Types of Moves Removal Companies
When you first think about removal companies you may just think they move houses. Yes, removal companies do remove houses, but they do many other types of moves as well.
Some removal companies also offer a storage facility or self storage facility. They may have warehouse space where you can store bulk items. Other companies will not have this available. Some companies specialize in just moving items like pianos or other very large and heavy items. This type of company would most likely be based in a larger city and may also have to specialize in moving something like a piano in or out of a 10th floor unit.
There are companies that specialize in moving a manufacturing plant or other facility that has a lot of heavy stationary machinery. This company probably would not be one you would call to move your household goods.
A smaller moving company may specialize in moving students into and out of a dorm or communal living quarters. This could be a man and van type company.
International moves require a different type of expertise. If you need a removal company for an international move you will need them to have experience with customs, different countries laws and various other international entities.
Some companies will have different entities that can perform different types of moves all within the same company. If this is a company you are going to use just make sure they have some good experience with the type of move you are making. Using the wrong company for an international move could be disastrous and also very expensive.
Some moving companies also rent smaller trucks and vans that you can rent to make your move. If you are going to use this type of company make sure they have the proper insurance on their vehicles. Also make sure they keep the vehicles that they rent out in excellent condition. You don't need to break down during a do it yourself move. That could be a disaster.
There are some other companies that specialize in contracting with a government to move military families or government officials. Military families often move a lot during a career and it makes sense if there is a list of approved movers that can get on and off of a military installation without any problems.
A moving company can make local moves or longer distant moves. There is not a lot of difference between these two moves except for the driving distance. On a longer distance move to another city or state they may have to coordinate with a local moving company to get helpers who will actually unload the truck in the new city. Unless it is a very large moving company with a lot of branches they will have to do this. It doesn't make sense for them to haul three or four people with them in the moving van for several days.