Jones Moving & Storage provides intrastate (within Texas) and interstate (state-to-state) moving services. Our services include packing and crating, loading and unloading, and storage in our clean and well-maintained facilities. On interstate moves, Jones Moving & Storage is an agent for Mayflower Transit and has been moving families since 1922.
Rates and discounts are seasonal and depend on market conditions. Surcharges may be added or adjusted periodically. You may expect higher rates during the summer months from mid May through September. Until you sign a binding order for service, the mover’s rates will be subject to change without notice. Unless you have pre-authorized payment by credit card or pre-arranged billing and credit clearance for a corporate relocation, the mover will expect to be paid in cash, certified check or money order on delivery. PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED on long distance moves.
Getting an Estimate
If you are moving to a distant city or to another state, the cost of your move will depend upon the size of your shipment, the mileage it must travel and the services the mover will perform. If you are sure of the items you wish to ship and the services you will need, you should request a ‘Firm’ price proposal. If you opt for this type of ‘binding’ pricing plan, a list of the items you wish to ship will be attached to the written estimate of charges. Only those items listed on the estimator’s inventory and the services listed on the quotation will be included in the guaranteed price. The driver will have a copy of the estimator’s inventory when he loads your goods and if you ship extra items you may be charged more than the binding amount. If you are unsure of the items to be moved and the services you will need, you should request a ‘Non-Binding’ estimate. The final price will be based upon actual weight and the services provided. Be sure to get estimates well in advance of your move – at least two weeks ahead during summer and ten days during the off-season.
Most professional moving companies offer comprehensive packing and crating services. Your packing cost will depend upon the number of fragile articles and personal effects you have and upon the cost of labor in your area. You can reduce your cost by doing some or all of the packing yourself, but movers may not assume liability if owner packed articles are damaged in transit unless you can prove improper handling was the cause of the damage.
If you are moving to or from a location which is not accessible to a tractor-trailer or if you will require extra stop-offs to load or unload, additional service charges may apply. There are special handling charges for satellite dishes, golf carts, pianos, boats, trailers, play houses, doll houses, spas and other items of unusual weight or bulk.
If you are shipping a plasma television, grandfather clock, satellite system, a pool table, a large wooden playhouse and gym set or anything which requires extensive servicing or disassembly, the mover may require you to have these items serviced or disassembled by a specialist prior to shipping. The van operator will not disconnect ice makers, washers and dryers, so unless you want to do it yourself, be prepared to hire a qualified appliance technician to prepare them for transit. If you have the mover hire a technician for you, he will add a handling fee for making the arrangements.
Loss & Damage Coverage
Regardless how much care a professional mover takes in protecting your goods while they are in his care, any time furniture is handled there is a possibility that loss or damage may occur. You may be asked to declare the value of your goods so loss or damage coverage may be included in your proposal. The cost of coverage will depend upon the value you declare and your choice of deductibles. “Valuation Coverage” against mover mishandling or all risk “Insurance” may be offered. Both forms of coverage have limitations and exclusions. Be sure you understand the type of coverage you are purchasing and the terms which apply.