Moving can be a very stressful time in a person’s life, especially if he or she has not hired appropriate help to move their furniture. Piano moves can be especially stressful, because the mover needs to have special knowledge and skills to safely move the piano. There are definitely a lot of details that needs to be remembered in moving a household, especially if there is a piano in it, thus, if you are interested to move your household, then this article is perfect for you since it will give some insights and ideas that need to be remembered in moving a piano. At the end of the article, I have listed some questions that you can ask to help you choose your piano mover, as well as the information that you should have ready in order for the mover to be sufficiently prepared for your move.
Is it really necessary to hire a professional piano mover that will help you move your piano?
Many of you may be wondering why you would need to hire a professional piano moving company to move your piano, rather than using the household mover who is moving the rest of the contents of your house. The main reason for hiring a professional piano mover is that many household movers do not have adequate training or equipment to properly move a piano.
The average upright weight of a piano is probably around 400 to 900 pounds. Grand pianos can weigh between 650 and 1300 pounds. The value of a piano can vary from a few hundred dollars to 500,000 dollars depending on the make, model, age and condition of the piano. Staircase, small door frame and even corridors can definitely affect the moving of the piano, thus, it is really advisable to hire a professional piano mover that will make things easier for you. However, there are really houses which have a very small door frame, thus, it is almost impossible to enter the house while carrying a piano unless the piano is being dismantled. Using and experienced professional piano mover will drastically minimize the risk of damage to the instrument and to your home.