U. Santini Moving and Storage COVID-19 Statement
Dear valued clients,
The moving industry is categorized as an essential industry business, therefore we inform you that U. Santini Moving and Storage is open for business during our regular hours. We continue to operate using all safety precautions concerning the COVID-19 situation. Our moving professionals are adapting the operations in order to meet your moving-related needs while practicing CDC and WHO recommendations. We provide our movers with hand sanitizers and gloves and practice social distancing to protect both our clients and crew members. During this state of an emergency, our number one priorities are the health and safety of employees and customers. We make sure to: • Practice all State/Federal/CDC and World Health Organization guidelines in order to prevent contagion in our community.
• Keep the distance of 6 feet from clients due to social distancing recommendations.
• Use hand sanitizers and regularly wash hands whenever the running water is available.
• Disinfect often-touched surfaces frequently (break room areas, restroom surfaces, countertops, door handles).
• Continuously ventilate the spaces we work in.
• Sanitize moving trucks after the job is completed.
• Provide masks (if they are available) and gloves for our employees to handle clients' possessions.
• Guarantee transparent communication with our employees - they will self-quarantine if even the slightest indications of flu-like symptoms appear.
In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, we make sure to adhere to the guidelines set forth by authorities and health officials. During this coronavirus crisis, our clients will be informed of any possible changes in our work by the members of U. Santini Moving and Storage. Hopefully, this unfortunate situation will soon be over, but in the meantime, you are welcome to contact our moving experts for consultations and all additional information. Thank you, U. Santini Moving and Storage

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Absolutely make sure to avoid NY moving scams

Early signs of a Brooklyn moving scam

There are not so many certain migrations as a migration to NYC. Rarely any city in the world can compare to the Big Apple when it comes to the newcomers. Millions of people are coming to NYC every year. Sure, there are those who leave the City of Gotham too, but much less than those who come. Talking about the boroughs of New York, the most of the people who migrate to NY are coming to Brooklyn. Having this in mind, we decided to help the newcomers with a few useful tips. What’s the most important tip when moving to such an expensive city as NYC? Well, don’t get scammed! Here are some suggestions what to pay attention to when looking to avoid a Brooklyn moving scam!

How to safely move to New York?

Being such a big city, New York is a home to some of the most decent people in the world, but also to the most cunning scammers you could imagine. Therefore, keep your eyes wide open when searching for moving professionals in Brooklyn. Sure, it might be difficult for someone moving for the first time to note a moving fraud. However, you must be very careful and learn a thing or two before running into a Brooklyn moving adventure. This is where U. Santini steps in! We care about our customers, so we want to help you avoid all the troubles with your move to the Kings County. As a company with lots of experience (we have conducted relocations in Brooklyn for decades), we shall give you a hand with catching sight of moving scams. Here are some of the early signs of moving frauds in Brooklyn:

  • Hiding some important information (not disclosing it to you upon request) – Do you hide some information if you want to be honest with somebody?
  • Not offering a moving estimate – It’s completely normal that you want to know what will be your moving cost. A moving company must provide you with a moving quote.
  • Asking for a significant amount of up-front payment – One of the most obvious signs of a Brooklyn moving scam
  • Low-ball estimates – When you get an estimate, compare it to the other companies. If it’s significantly lower, ask for an explanation how and why.
  • No contract provided – Never agree to a relocation without a signed contract!
  • Bad reviews – Especially if there are lots of them, and with some major issues.
  • No website – All moving companies, at least non-scammy ones, have a website.
When moving home, take care of the safety first
The safety is the most important thing when moving home

The company not providing you with all the required pieces of information you ask for should be considered potentially fraudulent

Why would someone honest hide something? No reason, right? So, if a moving company won’t answer some question about their history, equipment, personnel etc., should it be considered reliable? No sir! Therefore, we suggest you give up on such a company at the very beginning. There are so many reliable and honest movers to deal with someone you can’t trust!

You need to get a moving estimate!

Whenever hiring furniture movers in Brooklyn, ask for an estimate. The moving company must provide you with one. Otherwise, it’s not reliable enough. You need to know how much your Brooklyn move will cost eventually. NYC is an expensive city, and you must save all the money you can. The first step where you should start saving is your relocation. And it can vary from cheap, over affordable to a quite expensive one. t only depends on you which one of those you shall choose. A moving estimate is what helps you compare the companies!

Large up-front payment might mean you’re dealing with a Brooklyn moving scam

Hence, whenever such a requirement appears, don’t start a cooperation. Yes, an up-front payment is something many moving companies require. Especially when hiring them a long time in advance. That’s something that guarantees that you’re gonna use their moving services once your moving date comes. However, if that’s a large percentage of overall cost, it could be a red flag for a fraudulent Brooklyn mover.

A large up-front payment is almost a clear sign of a Brooklyn moving scam
One of the most common signs of a Brooklyn moving scam is demanding a large upfront payment

Low-ball estimates, the easiest way to attract first-timers to jump into a moving trap

If you’re moving for the first time, you probably have no idea how much is an expected price for your move. Hence, when you start searching for movers, you will probably search for the cheapest one. That’s normal because you want to save money. But, one of the most important Brooklyn moving tips is: Never hire a moving company offering significantly lower price than the next cheapest one. Why? Well, just think. How could someone offer to do a quality, safe, and efficient relocation at the price so much lower than the next cheapest one?

The answer is – they probably can’t/ Yes, they will promise that they would do everything you ask for, but you could end up dealing with a moving fraud, getting robbed or charged a lot more money than you agreed to. Your items might get damaged, or be kept a hostage etc. The fraudulent movers know that people are searching for the cheapest moving company in the market, and they are ‘fishing’ for the inexperienced people, moving for the first time. Be smart and recognize the scammers!

Always require a contract containing all the terms you agreed to

This is especially important when dealing with a company you might consider to have placed a low-ball offer. The contract makes you sure you’ll be able to protect yourself in case something goes wrong. Check if the company representatives signed the contract, and check their personal details, company details, and their signatures. These are simple yet so important things to do!

Previous customers had bad experiences

Every moving company has unsatisfied customers. There might be someone with too high expectations, or complaining about some minor issue. So a bad review doesn’t tell you that you’re dealing with a Brooklyn moving scam. On the other hand, if there are many bad reviews, with some major troubles, you should inspect those reviews thoroughly. Or, simply walk away.

This is a modern age – how could a reliable moving company not have a website?

The Internet is nowadays one of the best resources to check someone’s background. Therefore, the reputable and reliable movers have the basic info on their websites. Helping the customers find what they are looking for without many troubles. Hence, if a moving company doesn’t have a website, would you be ready to start a cooperation? It could be a new company in the market, that hasn’t yet created a website. On the other hand, which is a more common situation, it could be a Brooklyn moving scam, hiding their background!

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