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Should I get Insurance on my Removal and/or Storage from removalists?

October 26, 2021

If you are moving house and you’re considering hiring professional removalists, or need to downsize and store some of your things, you may be thinking to yourself, ‘do I need to get insurance?’  The short answer to that is – it depends on you and your families’ needs.

Removals unfortunately are not a perfect world, so here at Total Care Movers & Storagewe offer a range of different insurance options for your local or interstate move, as well as for storage. Although every precaution is taken to ensure that your goods are moved and stored safely, accidents can and do happen.

If you have a home and contents insurance policy already, we recommend you check with your provider as you may be covered for a house removal already. If you don’t have an existing insurance policy already, and you would like to learn more, some of the insurance options we provide at TCM removalists are:

In Transit / Marine Transit Insurance (not full cover)

We want to begin by letting you know that when moving with us at Total Care Movers & Storage, you do have a basic level of insurance cover. In accordance with the Australian Furniture Removals Association (AFRA,) TCM is covered by In Transit and Marine Transit Insurance. This means that if your goods are damaged or lost during transit, that they will be covered. Although you do have a basic level of cover with Transit insurance, this does not mean full coverage.

To what extent am I covered using In Transit insurance?

  • Coverage if truck is in an accident or rollover
  • Weather related incidents
  • Coverage if the truck is broken into or stolen
  • Coverage if the truck is fire damaged
  • Coverage if the truck is involved with damage on other assets

The Big 5 Insurance for removalists

As professional removalists, we understand that your household goods are very important, but at times, some items are more important than others. If you think you will only need to cover some of your household items, this level of cover may be for you. At Total Care Movers & Storage, we offer The Big 5 Insurance package, allowing you to cover 5 of your most treasured items – up to a value of $10,000. One of our TCM values is to offer ‘peace of mind,’ that is to make your house move as stress-free as possible. If you would like coverage without the hassle, simply choose 5 of your most treasured items and have a chat to us about how to get them covered for the one low price.

Still not enough and looking for more coverage? Talk to us about our Gold or Silver insurance cover packages that we can tailor to suit your needs.

Silver Cover removalists (Market Value)

If you decide that Silver Cover if for you, your household items will be insured at market value. This means if anything is damaged during your professional house removal, the item will be covered at the estimated value the item currently has in the market.

For example, your fridge was damaged during a removal and you are covered by Silver Cover – the amount covered will depend on the date of purchase, brand, and current market value of the fridge.

Gold Cover removalists (Replacement Cost)

When you choose Gold Cover for your move, your goods are insured at replacement value. This means that in the event something is damaged during a removal, the item will be replaced.

For example, your fridge was damaged during your professional removal and you have purchased Gold Cover – your fridge will be replaced depending on a suitable replacement that currently sells.

How much is this going to cost?

If you are thinking that insurance is something you would like to include for your upcoming removal, your next concern is likely with the cost. Well, that’s where we need your help! Contact our Total Care Movers & Storage friendly office team for a quote, let us know what insurance package you would like, the items you need moved and you can leave the rest with us. In no time will be able give you an insurance quote, and you can decide which options are best for you and your family for your next house move.