When you’re ready to move your piano, approach removalist team. Our team are specialists in moving large and vulnerable effects. Our team of professionals use custom made crates and high quality packaging materials for moving and climate controlled facilities for storing your instrument. Speak to our consultants about how to move a piano?
Hire the professionals
The obvious answer is to get someone who knows what they’re doing to do it for you. Pianos weigh a lot so they’re best left to the removalists who know how to lift a piano and move it without causing injury to themselves or damage to the instrument.
Despite how sturdy and strong a piano seems, they are a very delicate instrument. Pianos need to be protected with packaging materials, down to each individual pedal. But it’s not enough to simply protect the outside of a piano. Strong movement and contact with outside objects can cause damage to the strings and felt hammers inside the piano.
Prepare your piano for moving
Don’t try to move your piano on your own, even if it is on metal wheels. These wheels are only designed to help you move a piano a couple of inches, not to another room in the house. Close the lid of your piano and lock it with the key to prevent the lid from opening and exposing the keys during the move. Wrap your piano in furniture blankets to protect it from dents and scratches. Your removalist will have these if you don’t already.
Storing a piano
If you require storage for your piano, there are a couple of factors you need to consider. Pianos need to be kept at a constant and stable temperature and humidity level to maintain their condition. They should always be stored away from direct sunlight, vents and fireplaces, windows and outside walls. Changes in temperature and humidity can cause your pianos sound board to swell and shrink, having an immediate effect on its sound. Your piano also needs to be stored on a level surface and free from dust moving company fines and penalties .
Call in the tuner
Once your piano has been moved, call in a tuner to tune the instrument for you as some of the strings may have loosened during the move. If the piano has been kept in storage and unused for an extended period of time it may also slip out of tune.
Finding a Removals Expert
> Search online for a dedicated piano removals expert who can help you get the piano out of the house and into a removals lorry
> Alternatively, compare customer reviews of a few general removals agencies. Look for comments on their personnel’s general conscientiousness if you can’t find specific comments on piano removals
> Ask your removals company how much experience they have in packing and shipping pianos
> Ask about insurance cover and any chargeable excesses
> Find out whether they provide door to door pickup and delivery options – this is highly recommended if you can’t employ a dedicated piano removals expert to do this
> Work out whether your piano needs a climate controlled environment in transit and / or in storage
Moving a piano is easy as long as you prepare ahead of time. Just a little preparation can save you money and trouble when it comes time to move your piano. A piano is an investment and moving it should be done carefully. When moving your piano you should hire professional piano movers, and you may want to consider a white glove moving company. Pianos are sensitive pieces of equipment and moving a piano yourself can lead to damage to your piano, damage to your house, or even injury. Piano movers have years of experience that lets them move a piano safely and efficiently.
Well, it is a universally accepted fact that pianos are clunky, heavy, big, and, generally, hard to move. And yet, despite all these inconveniences that come with owning a grand piano, musicians and collectors around the world want to have such a marvelous instrument in their own home.
A piano is really a treasured possession in a household, setting the home apart and giving it a truly distinguished character. Even if your piano is not grand and beautiful, if it belonged to a family member, it may still have great sentimental value. Whatever the reason may be, people often become deeply attached to their pianos. They carry great value, sentimental or monetary, and for that reason, moving a piano really is a science that takes careful planning and an expert operation.
How Professional Piano Moving Works
Becoming a professional piano mover requires an extensive period of training under a master/journeyman piano mover. Over decades, the techniques used have been developed to accommodate the unique features of all different types of pianos, including: spinet, upright, baby-grand and grand pianos.
We know how to move a piano and reassemble sheet music stands, protect mirrors and fragile old ivory keys and even take the legs off a grand piano. You can rest assured that we will secure the keyboard cover, the top of your grand piano and any other parts that might come open during the moving process. When we move your piano into your new home, we will do all the unwrapping and set it up for you just as it was. Unfortunately, we can’t tune your piano after we move it, but we can do everything else.