How to move a piano in half the time
The prospect of moving a piano would daunt most people. This is a large, delicate musical instrument and without due care and attention it could easily be damaged during a house move.
Piano removals needn’t be daunting though, you just need a professional approach to the project and a little help in this area, from a competent company such as Pers Removals.
We’re the experts when it comes to safe piano removals and we wanted to share some of our top tips if you are considering moving an upright or baby grand at some point in your life.
Do you know where the piano is going to be placed in your new home? Take measurements. Don’t leave it until removal day to find out the instrument doesn’t fit. Measure beforehand and check there’s plenty of room for the piano once it arrives at your latest dwelling.
Consider all obstacles
Go through the removal process in your mind and think about the obstacles and obstructions that might cause problems on the day. Door frames, steps leading to the property and internal stairs are some of the worst culprits. It’s not such a big problem if the piano is already on the ground floor.
Protect the piano
Use old blankets, duvets and other soft furnishing to protect the piano during the move. Pad the exterior of the instrument with a protective layer to prevent the wood from getting scratched. Keep the keyboard safe from harm by locking the lid during transit and secure all internal parts.
Get expert help
We cannot stress this point enough. Before you move a piano get a little support in place. Never underestimate the size of this task, handle it badly and your beautiful upright might end up in tiny little pieces.
Speak to the team at Pers Removals about piano removals and we’ll ease the worry, why stress about a Steinway when support is just a phone call away!
What Our Clients Say
‘This is just to thank you and your team for the fantastic service during my move from Crouch End to Bexley. Everything was packed beautifully and the crew who moved me were fantastic, remaining friendly and good-humoured throughout. The piano was successfully moved from the first floor and everything arrived intact. It was really worth having the packing service as well, and my stress levels were kept well under control, so well done!’
19th May 2013
‘Excellent company – gave me a really good price and fantastic service. We had the full packing service on the Monday, then they finished packing, and moved us on the Tuesday – on time and on schedule. Kav even had five guys on the job, on the Tuesday morning, which kept us on schedule. No breakages, everything was well packed: highly recommended.
We’ll be moving again in the next year, this time with a piano – we hope to use Pers Removals again!’
24th June 2013
‘Three charming chaps arrived to move my piano from Maidenhead to West London. They took time to plan the moving process and communicated well with each other. They had several steps to cope with inside the house, and a few outside. I was expecting the piano to be bumped about – but not at all. Such care was taken – the piano could have been a newborn baby and would have come to no harm! Now that I have found Pers I will definitely use them again.’
8th January 2014