Before you decide to move a piano on your own, consider its value, taking into account not only the monetary value but also the sentimental value it holds. Ensure the piano arrives safe and sound to your new home by hiring a reputable residential moving company with experience moving pianos.
Here are a few reasons why it’s a good idea to hire a mover that knows how to handle these large and delicate instruments.
Avoid damaging the instrument
As a piano owner, your piano is more than just a piece of heavy furniture. A piano is a precision musical instrument with over 1000 moving parts and 200 finely tuned strings, any of which can be damaged and require repair if the piano is not moved properly. Often when people try to move a piano themselves, they end up breaking the piano legs, strings or pins. Leave it to the professionals who have the knowledge of how to disassemble and reassemble a piano, if required. Piano movers will properly pack the instrument so it does not get scratched or damaged during the move.
Avoid personal injury
Pianos are heavy instruments that can weigh up to 1,000 pounds. The safest way to move a piano, for you and the instrument, is to hire professional piano movers. Our Calgary movers have the right techniques and equipment to move a piano without causing bodily harm.
The right equipment to keep your piano safe
Reliable professional movers with experience moving pianos have the right truck, blankets, straps, dolly and padding to keep the piano secure to avoid any damage. Having the right equipment is critical to a successful move. A piano’s weight and size make it hard to manoeuvre in and out of buildings, especially in apartments with stairs and no service elevator. Once you have the piano out of the building, if you do not properly secure the piano in the truck or van, it can move throughout the trip and result in damage. Our Calgary and Edmonton movers have the right straps to make sure your piano does not shift in the truck.
Taking steps to be cost efficient during a move is smart, but you don’t want to be so frugal that you risk damage to the piano and end up having to pay the associated costs as a result. Take the stress out of moving a piano and hire a professional moving company, whether in Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray, the Northwest Territories or Whitehorse like Matco Moving Solutions. We have a wealth of experience in residential moves in Calgary, Edmonton and throughout Canada.