Piano movers, damaging pianos through a move
Piano movers, can pianos be easily damaged in a move? Pianos are extremely delicate. They contain 1000s of moving parts that can be damaged quite easily if not moved with care.
The most serious and costly type of damage a piano can incur while being moved is to its internal action parts. However, exterior cabinet damage can also be costly and difficult to repair.
Your piano’s castors (wheels) are, in the main, not designed for moving your piano more than a few feet. Professional movers will not rely on these to move your instrument. Instead, they will use additional piano trolleys to safely manoeuvre your piano.
Hiring quality piano movers will help eliminate any chance of superficial or irreparable damage, such as scratches, dents or cracks along the piano casing.
Equipment needed for piano transport
For moving a piano, either a long or short distance, you will need a piano dolly, straps, and padding.
However, the specific supplies you’ll need can vary based on the type of piano. The padded covers are not a one size fits all.
For an upright piano, you will need piano dollies. For a baby grand piano or grand piano, you will need specialised equipment called a piano transit shoe board or piano skid board.
This board requires additional strapping and padding. It needs to be the right size for your grand piano. It will be strapped to the flat side of your grand piano and enables it to travel safely on its side.
Do standard moving companies use specialist equipment?
A professional standard piano transport company can offer extra services with a moving truck such as temperature-controlled vehicles and storage facilities that may have heat-treated crating with the perfect humidity levels required for a concert grand piano.
They will be able to keep you informed of additional costs of the specialist equipment required for different pianos.
Why should I hire a professional moving service?
Hiring professional piano movers gives you the assurance and peace of mind that your piano is in the hands of someone knowledgeable and experienced. They know how to use the specific equipment needed to move your piano. We have preparate for you: Transporting a piano in musical steps .
They will also have the skills to take apart and reassemble the piano if required.
You can find professional piano movers from an online search or word of mouth from your pianist friends.
What to do next?
At Van-247 we have expert piano movers all over the UK. We are only a phone call away. We can safely move your piano wherever you go!
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