A piano is not just an instrument – it is a masterpiece of craftsmanship with a thousand finely calibrated parts. It is probably the largest piece of furniture in your home, the heaviest, and the most delicate.
Whether you wish to move your piano from one room to another, from the rehearsal studio to the concert hall, or across the country, we understand the unique needs of such a task – and we are proud to provide piano moving as part of our services.
- Our fully insured, professional staff will evaluate your piano and both locations, and create a customized moving plan.
- If it is necessary to house the piano between locations, we provide climate–controlled storage.
- When we move your piano, we move ONLY your piano – it will not be crammed into the truck with other objects.
- We provide special padding, hoists, cranes, and any other materials needed to make the move go as smoothly as possible.
Call us today for an estimate for your piano – your prized piece will be safe in our capable hands.
Pianos should be placed on an interior wall to prevent exposure to moisture.
We cover your items 100% while our movers handle your items. This means that when we are loading and unloading we fully guarantee your items.
During the move, while items are in the truck and on the road, the standard $.60 per pound per article applies. Additional coverage is available.
If you have a piano that needs to be moved, hiring a professional mover to do the job is highly recommended. More so if there are any stairs, steps or elevators to incorporate. Pianos can be very valuable to some people, not to mention heavy and awkward. Luckily, we are a fully licensed, insured and bonded, professional piano moving company so we have come up with some tips that our guys use on every job to help take care of the wellbeing of not only the piano, but the surroundings involved.
- Extra hands. It is merely impossible for one to move a piano on their own not to mention dangerous. There are always at least 2 men involved in our piano moving. Never try to do so especially when dealing with stairs or if using tools of any kind to move them.
- Protecting the piano. There are many different appliances to make sure your piano and surroundings are secure. Moving blankets and or padding can be wrapped around the piano to protect it. The corners of the piano are especially important to wrap and even secure with some packing tape to make sure it doesn’t move. We make sure the layer is nice and thick to protect it from bumps or other objects touching it.
- Using proper equipment. For the most part, standard piano dollies should always be on hand, however there are different tools specifically made for different pianos. The ease of a 4 wheel dolly can be used to transport which reduces the muscle power of a crew to almost nothing. This being because the piano’s weight is centered on the support of the dolly and if placed properly, is almost weightless. When scheduling a move, informing us of the type of piano ahead of time will allow us to bring the proper dollies. Some pianos are heavier than others and require more support. Heavy duty straps are also helpful and will provide a better hold on the piano when strapping it to a dolly. Also, when in the process of protecting the piano, straps around the piano on top of the blankets will better secure the placement of the blankets as well as protecting the keyboard lid if necessary.
- Lifting the piano. Whether lifting the piano onto a dolly, moving truck or even just moving it to a different location in the area, it is crucial that we inform you to NOT lift it by its legs. The legs are very fragile. Depending on the size of the piano, there will be even support on either side of it to ensure a clean, easy lift. Never turn a piano on its side either considering the inner workings could get damaged. If lifted onto a dolly, we are sure to secure the piano so transportation is smooth. The majority of a piano’s weight comes from its cast iron harp that holds the strings. Small upright pianos weigh 300-400 pounds while big uprights weigh anywhere from 500-800 pounds. Grand pianos usually weigh 500-1200 pounds depending on the width. So please, don’t consider trying to move it alone, leave that to us!
- Securing the piano inside a truck. Pianos will be placed against the back wall of the moving truck. When placing the piano ino the truck, planks of wood come in handy to level out the flooring since some trucks aren’t level. You want to be sure to relieve pressure on the piano legs which will strain to stabilize during your move. In most cases, we can use the straps you secured the piano to the dolly with to help lift the piano from the dolly and then securing the piano to the truck wall. We double check to be sure the piano is put in place and is unable to move or roll around during transportation.
- Final destination. Make sure you have a spot for the piano before moving it in. You want it to be against an inside wall, away from windows. Keep in mind, the inner mechanics of a piano are very sensitive to movements so each time the piano is moved, it will need to be tuned. There are also professionals who can do that for you.
Helpful hint: The metal casters that pianos sit on should never be rolled around on. These are usually just decorative, not meant for transportation and if rolled wrong, could damage either the vulnerable legs of the piano, or the surface of the flooring finish. As time goes by and the piano sits in one place, the casters tend to deteriorate so they easily jam when you go to push the piano on them.
Take all precautions when moving your piano. Hire our professional piano moving company to help you!