Colorado is commonly known as the "Centennial State." Its called this because it became a state 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Surprisingly, just as long as Colorado has been a state, there are movers who have over a century of experience moving.
Move to Colorado and youll soon learn how lucky you are to be living there. Before you choose any movers from 123Movers.com, read below to get important information on the state of Colorado and finding a local mover.
If you are moving within Colorado, you need a local mover whos familiar with where you going and how you should get there. There are hundreds of movers in Colorado but selecting the right mover can feel like finding a needle in a haystack. 123Movers works with qualified movers that are registered with the Transportation Section of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).
The PUC of Colorado is responsible for the supervision of household goods movers in Colorado. Safety and compliance as the main concern, movers are required to follow strict guidelines in order to operate within the state. PUC is responsible for investigating illegal operations, collecting safety related records, and validating inspection.
The PUC also educates consumers on the right way to move. Here are some tips:
- Find a respectable moving company. Contact the Better Business Bureau of Colorado (303-758-2100) for complaint history and more.
- Check to determine whether the mover is registered with the Public Utilities Commissionand has proper insurance. To obtain this information, call 303-894-2000 (Denver metro area) or 1-800-456-0858 (outside Denver metro area).
- Collect written estimates from multiple movers and compare costs. Be suspicious of movers offering estimates that are significantly lower than the rest.
- Beware of estimates provided only over the phone. Most movers will need to see your goods in order to make an accurate estimate of moving costs.
- Do not sign blank or incomplete documents. Get everything in writing, including signed estimates including additional services.
- Find out what the movers responsibilities are for damages that may occur to your belongings.
- Know which company is actually providing the move. Some companies that advertise moving services are simply brokers that do not move goods. Obtain information about how to contact the mover before, during and after the move.
- Be present when movers arrive at your house and stay until they are finished.
For more information on understanding PUC regulations of household goods movers, visit www.dora.state.co.us
Colorado is also home to some interesting facts:
- Central City/Black Hawk Historic District, Gilpin County
- Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs
- Mesa Verde National Park, Montezuma
- Bents Old Fort, La Junta
- Central City and Black Hawk District