Magnificent Piece of Fine Furniture or Art
A piano is not only a great source of sound; it is also a magnificent piece of fine furniture or art. The term furniture can only really be used if there is no pianist. If you will be moving a piano, whether for personal use, or as a piece of fine furniture, consider hiring a professional piano mover. Piano’s can range in weight between 500 lbs – 1300 lbs and are considered one of the most challenging things to move.
If you’re moving an upright piano, they are not as complicated to move as a baby grand, or grand piano. Many moving companies are fully equipped to move pianos, however, if the piano is valuable in any way, or an antique, it might be better to hire a specialist piano mover. A professional piano mover is skilled and experienced at moving pianos and will therefore know how to take care of it, and in the event that the piano needs to be dismantled, will be able to perform this task. Once your piano has reached its new destination, and been placed in its new home, it will need to be tuned. During transportation, it is not uncommon that the tuning will be affected. Again, having a professional come to tune the piano will get it back to its original sound, ready to be used.
If hiring a professional piano mover, do your research. Check the insurance plans they have, how long they’ve been in business, and if their movers are all trained to work on and move your type of piano.