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Why Los Angeles Moving Companies Charge for 3 Hours Minimum – Explained

If You ever contacted a moving company You probably heard this weird ” minimum hours required ” and it can be very confusing why to move 1 item you need to pay a full amount as you would pay for your entire move. So we thought it’s going to be a good idea to clarify the charge.

  • First and most important is the Location. In most cases, the parking location of the trucks won’t be right next to your house and the traffic in Los Angeles can be very tough. Most companies start charging you when they start the job and don’t charge for the time to drive to you or to come back.
  • Second is the time it takes for our workers. In order to come to you they have to drive to the truck parking, then get in the truck and drive to you. And the same thing when the job is done. It would not make sense to spend hours driving to get paid for 20 minutes of work
  • Third is the costs of scheduling. Our managers have to make sure the trucks are ready and the movers are on time.

So at the end of the day, even the smallest job that may seem like 20 minutes task can turn out to be a 3-5 hour period for the company. We always want to help our clients and make sure we save them money when we can! But in order to have our business going 3 hours minimum is a necessary requirement that gives us the protection that even if the job is very small we will be able to pay our workers and keep our trucks going.

We hope that this helps to understand why 3 hours minimum is in place but you can always call us at 866-925-5012 or email at Qsharksmoving@gmail.com if you have any questions or have a unique situation and we will be happy to help!

Oversized Items and What To Do With them

In the moving industry, few things are considered oversized or need special attention to them. So let’s start by clarifying what those items are ( and if you are not sure you can always ask us over the phone or email )

  • The first one and probably the most common one will be a Piano ( including Uprights, Baby Grands, and Grand Pianos ). They are considerably harder to move because of their weight, largeness, fragileness, and price. It’s crucial to mention your piano when you are getting a moving quote because it can really change up your price. Every company has a different policy about moving a piano, some companies even specialize in moving just pianos but at Qshark we wanted to make it easy so we won’t charge you extra to move a piano. However, we will require to have a certain number of movers. It will depend on the type of your piano, and it’s location. For example, to move a regular Upright piano from a garage to first-floor house would only require 2 movers, when moving a Baby Grand piano we will need 4 movers.
  • The second most common item would be Safe. They are pretty easy to move but at the same time, it can get really complicated as they can be very heavy and may even damage the hardwood floor or stairway. So, when you want to get a quote it’s always good to clarify the weight and the location of the safe, and the moving company you chose can come prepared. Most of the time safes over 300lbs require a special dolly designed to move heavy items. At Qshark we won’t charge you extra for this addition but if you don’t mention your safe, it can cause problems during the move.
  • And finally, the third most common item will be a pool table. It’s quite difficult to move because it requires to be disassembled and assembled. Most of the pieces are very heavy and can be damaged easily. The pool table needs the most preparation and specialized crew that knows exactly how to handle your model of a pool table. We will also need specific tools. Most of the companies will have the same policies about moving a pool table which will include extra charges. It’s very important to clarify that you need to move a pool table.

To sum everything up, everything can be moved. You just need to find the right specialist to do the job and you can only do so by clarifying what exactly you want to move!

Nothing is too hard for Qsharks

Many of us have this giant piece of furniture that we love so much, and it looks so good in the room upstairs. It makes our life a little better but when it’s time to move all we want is to throw this thing away so we just don’t have to deal with it.

Finding professionals to move it safely can be an issue and here are a few things you have to consider:

  • You want the item to be insured because the possibility of damages are very high
  • Not every company will do it
  • Some companies will charge you a high premium to move it
  • You need movers that you can trust

At Qshark we get you and want to help to safe your giant awkward friend and here is what you can expect choosing us

  • Trained movers that will make you and your furniture comfortable
  • Most of the time we include these extra things in the hourly rates ( so no extras )
  • Basic coverage is always included ( we also provide additional insurance options )
  • Nothing is too heavy or too big for Qsharks!

Please call us for your specific item and we will be happy to work with you and get that thing moved!

During this move no one ( including the couch ) was hurt!

We Are Open During Lockdown

During this crisis, the safety of our global community is our top priority.
As an essential business, we will remain open to provide moving services. We are taking all the necessary steps to insurance our movers and customer are safe. Here is more information about what we are doing:

According to The Red Cross recommendations, Qshark is following common-sense steps to help prevent the spread of any respiratory virus. ( Qshark has NO one infected)

* Qshark daily checking employee’s temperature to prevent spreading the virus.

* Qshark Perform routine environmental cleaning:

* Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label. Disinfect commonly used equipment and surfaces daily.

* Emphasize staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees) :

* Instruct employees to clean their hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol, or wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Qshark Is Open During COVID-19 outbreak.

This is a difficult moment for the world and our hearts go out to all those affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. During this crisis, the safety of our global community is our top priority.

At Qshark, we are taking precautionary measures to do our part in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), we have implemented increased cleanings and sanitizing procedures at all of our facilities, trucks, and equipment.

We will continue to operate with your safety and well-being in mind and provide the highest quality of service.

How many movers should you get?

While the answer to this question will be different for everybody, we’ve decided to give you a basic idea of how it works!

Studio to small 2 bedrooms- 2 movers are recommended.

2 bedrooms to 3 bedrooms or smaller sized moves with long walks, stairs, and elevators, packing – 3 movers.

3 bedrooms and up – 4 movers will be the best. It’s our most efficient package, you practically getting 2 teams with 2 movers and it makes the move go very fast!

Getting more movers are usually more expensive per hour but you will save money in the long run when everything is complete. As the same time for smaller moves, it makes more sense to have fewer movers and save money

If you are not sure about how many movers you need we are always here to help! It’s our top priority to make sure you get the most money and time-efficient service.

Cancellation Policy at Qshark Moving Company

At Qshark we understand the stress you are going through arranging your move-in and move-out times. And sometimes things don’t go as planned. We all had a time when the escrow didn’t close, a contract wasn’t signed or we just changed our mind because we love an old place. That’s why your deposit is 100% refundable if you cancel or reschedule 24 hours before your move. It’s that easy! Just give us a call, send us an email and you will get your money back. Guaranteed!

How much to tip your movers?

First, we wanted to clarify and make it clear that the tip is not required and is not included in your bill. If any of your movers is demanding tips don’t hesitate and contact our office. All our movers are aware of this company policy and they will follow it.

Now when we have this out of the way, let’s find out should you tip your movers or not. The answer is simple if you liked the service provided and the movers where friendly and responsive, you should consider giving tips. If you believe the movers could’ve done a better job than we recommend to contact our office and leave your feedback. At Qshark your feedback is very important and highly appreciated.

What if you liked only some team members but not all of them? You can always tip individuals and not the whole crew ( but also keep in mind in most cases the tips are split evenly )

Any tips are highly appreciated and valued. In most cases, $20 to $40 for each mover is considered very generous. But it all has to be based on your experience and how much you liked your crew. Remember, the movers are getting paid for their job and tips are never guaranteed. That’s why we want our crews to meet your expectations and provide high-end service! And deserve tips by showing great work instead of just asking for it.

If you have any questions about our policies please contact us and we will be happy to go over those things with you!

The movers at work!