Moving your Piano The Right Way

Do you have a piano to move? Whether you’re moving house or simply moving the piano to different premises on its own, it’s always best to call in specialist piano movers. Here’s a rapid rundown:

Different Pianos, Different Needs

Pianos come in different makes, and their size and requirements to move will vary. The weight can range from 150 kg for a small spinet piano, to 500 kg for grand pianos. Even the smallest piano can prove difficult for amateur movers, since their weight distribution is uneven and older pianos are usually top-heavy.

Spinet pianos are most common in homes, and usually require careful lifting. Larger upright pianos usually require a dolly, and multi-storey moves require both a dolly and careful, experienced movers.

Professional movers can come assess your piano for its specific requirements to ensure a smooth and safe transition from A to B.

Why not DIY?

Pianos are incredibly delicate and prone to scratches, nicks, and dents. Not only is the finish in danger in inexperienced hands, but damage to the interior mechanisms can be extensive and sometimes unfixable. The extra you spend on hiring movers who can carry out the lifting and moving requirements for your piano is a fraction of what it can cost to fix extensive damage from letting it go into the wrong hands. Make sure the movers offer comprehensive insurance of pianos from start to finish.

A successful removal job by Palmers Relocations

Another reason not to do it yourself is possible damage to both you and your property. Without the right strength and correct lifting techniques, the lift can result in back strain and other injuries. In terms of your premises, you also have to watch out for scratching and damage to floors, walls, and doorframes. Leaving it to the professionals is in the best interests of you, your home, and your piano.

Removalists offer a smooth move with the right equipment and training.

Hire professional piano removalists with a good reputation, by checking out different websites and getting word-of-mouth recommendations.

Experienced piano movers have the physical strength, training and equipment to do the job effectively. They can make an educated assessment on the manpower and tools needed for your piano. Professional movers have the right equipment to protect themselves, such as leather work gloves and weightlifting support belts for pianos on the heavier end of the scale. They also have methods of protecting your piano during the move, like piano straps and moving blankets to preserve the interior and the finish. With fully enclosed trucks, your piano will be stored securely on the way to its new home and will be protected from the elements.

Removalists will check the route to make sure the piano can fit through doors, and communicate effectively as a team to ensure no damage is done. Put this specialist job into the hands of professionals and rest easy knowing that you will be playing the piano in your new space in no time.

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