A piano is a stringed and percussion instrument made up of a large resonance box and a keyboard that vibrates steel strings with small strokes, producing a melodious sound that hypnotises with its charm and sweet melody.
They come in different sizes and models, but the most common in the home are the so-called grand pianos and upright pianos. These instruments are built in various sizes, and the largest ones can measure up to 2.5 metres in length and weigh up to 500 kilograms.
Should I hire a moving company to move a piano?
Pianos are delicate instruments and completely different from any other household item and should only be moved by experienced people, otherwise they could be damaged during the process, for this reason, we will explain below everything you need to know about transporting and handling a piano during a move.
Protect your piano before your move
Regardless of who is moving the piano, it is very important to close the lid of the instrument, as well as the cover of the keyboard, securing it with its latch. If you do not have a blocking device, it is not advisable to secure it with adhesive tape, as this could damage the fine finish of the exterior coating, additionally, use padded blankets to cover and protect the piano from possible scratches or knocks during its transportation.
Hire a moving company to move your piano
As we have already mentioned, a piano is a delicate instrument, and any small bump or slip could end up costing you thousands of dollars in repairs, for this reason, it is essential to hire a serious and responsible moving company to move the instrument to its new destination.
If you try to move the piano yourself, and for some reason, the instrument is damaged in some way, the repair costs are likely to be much higher than what you would have paid to hire a professional moving service.
By hiring a removal company you will have greater confidence, security and peace of mind, as they have the necessary equipment and experience to get the piano to its new home safely. However, before selecting such a company, there are a few things to consider, firstly, do some research and ask for advice from others who have already done this work.
In this sense, you can contact specialised piano shops so that they can offer you suggestions about a responsible moving company. In addition to this, you can go to different online portals to do a little more research on the subject.
At this point, it is very important that you obtain an insurance policy to move your piano safely, since in case of any eventuality, the insurance will cover the value of the instrument or a possible repair.
Mudanzas y Guardamuebles Lidon the Best Solution for Moving your Piano
At Mudanzas y Guardamuebles Lidon we take care of the most delicate things. Whether it is a work of art, a sculpture or a piano, our company has many years of experience in moving objects of great value. For this, we have the best and latest equipment, as well as highly qualified staff to ensure a safe and secure move.
We have more than 3 decades of experience in moving all types of pianos, such as grand pianos, upright pianos and half grand pianos. Our expert team has the capacity and skill to move these instruments by means of lifts, so that they are not damaged in any way.
In addition to this, we offer a specialised aerial service to move pianos or any other type of object by helicopter. So don’t think twice and contact our team and we will be happy to help you in your moving process.