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4 Mistakes to Avoid in Hiring a Custom Crating Service

If you’re moving to somewhere and you need to take your art, antiques and everything else with you, don’t try to do it all alone. If you want your property to be packed and delivered safe and sound, get a professional custom crating service to help you out. But how do you know you’re hiring the right one?

Here are 4 mistakes you need to avoid when hiring a crating service:

  1. Shopping by based on price. While low costs are attractive, don’t compromise on service just to save on costs. Hiring the services of a company for custom crating in Los Angeles might not get you low, low rates but you’d get the kind of service and support you can count on.

  2. Not clarifying what’s included or not. When you ask for a quote, make sure to ask about what services it covers. It might only cover art crating costs or it might include handy side-benefits. So don’t forget to ask. Make sure to clarify everything so you won’t be surprised when extra costs or charges appear in your credit card bill next month.

  3. Not reading the fine print. Reading every inch of the contract might seem a given but a lot of people actually skip this one. So when the time comes, they’re surprised about the extra charges on their art crating bill or ask why the service they want—such as custom crating in Los Angeles—isn’t available—anywhere else. So make sure you read and understand every detail on the contract. That way, you know your rights as a customer and you can tell if you’ve got legitimate grounds for complaint or not.

  4. Not asking about insurance. Aside from other services, which might include packing and delivery, never forget to ask about the insurance coverage. Don’t let this slip off your mind or you might find yourself unable to claim damages if a crew member accidentally punches a hole through that oil painting you love or drops a box and effectively destroys the glass sculpture your best friend gave you for the holidays last year.

So the next time you look for a company to handle art crating and custom crating in Los Angeles, remember to avoid these four mistakes.

For crating services in Los Angeles, Art Pack is a reliable provider of crating, shipping and storage services. With that kind of experience, you’re sure your property is in good hands.


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