Yes, piano movers are a rare breed, it takes a particular kind of rugged and resilient individual to move pianos for a living. This article will assist you to discover what you need and find a trusted transporter to suit your requirements.
What kind of piano mover do I need?
Let’s approach this question by asking three further questions:
1. What type of piano do you have? 2. What is the access like (Eg. up a flight of stairs or ground floor only), 3. What is the sentimental and monetary value of the piano to you?
A standard upright or small piano can often be moved by a trusted local mover, Pianola’s and Baby grands again can be moved by trusted local removalists provided they have the right equipment, training, and experience. Grand pianos and concert pianos or pianos of high dollar value: you might want to consider leaving these for the specialist piano movers.
Specialist piano movers
Specialist piano movers as the name suggest just move pianos, all day every day. This gives the extra knowledge, know-how, and resources to tackle difficult or out-of-the-ordinary piano moves. Keep in mind this option may prove more expensive, particularly if you are moving household items at the same time. You will have to engage a furniture removalist as well as a piano mover.
What questions should I ask my piano movers?
You don’t just want any removalists to touch your piano, make sure your removals team knows what they are doing. You can start by asking these basic questions. 1. Do you move pianos regularly? 2. Do you have specific piano trolleys and lifting equipment?
Make sure you also give full and frank disclosure to your prospective furniture removalists. Let them know the approximate size, weight, and type of piano to be relocated. Also, be very clear on the type of access the removals team will need to negotiate. Access types can include sloping driveway, stairs, 3 steps at the front porch, narrow turn in a hallway.
All these factors will help a couple of things. Whether your chosen furniture removals company can perform the piano move. It will also determine, the manpower and resources needed to ensure your piano is transported safely and smoothly.
P.S. Check out this great piece of new technology for moving pianos.