Whether you need your piano moved to a location just a few blocks away or across the country, it remains quite a challenging task. Hiring a professional piano moving company, however, does make it a lot easier as they have the experience, skills and tools required to handle your precious instrument properly and deliver it carefully.
Pianos are bulky and heavy instruments and moving them around isn’t a task you should take upon yourself as you can risk damaging their various parts as well as injuring yourself in the process. Pianos possess many fragile components and when moving or transporting them, these instruments need to be handled delicately yet sturdily so that they remain intact.
Piano movers know from experience how to manage and handle transporting pianos but as a piano owner, there are a few ways you can help them out as well.
Share as many details as you can
To ensure a successful and smooth move for your piano, it’s very helpful that you share as many details about your situation as you can with your piano movers. Along with providing the basic information regarding your piano, such as size, type and where it needs to be transported, it is also important to discuss some details about its current placement. If there are stairs involved in the move, let your piano movers know so that they can prepare accordingly. Inform them in advance about how close they’ll be able to park their vehicle from your exit and if there are any narrow lanes and doorways that they will have to work through to move your piano.
By sharing all this information, your piano movers will come prepared with the accurate tools and a tentative plan of how they will conduct this move.
Clean your piano before the move takes place
Before your piano begins its journey to a new destination, it’s always a good idea to clean it with a soft cloth to remove any dust or debris sitting on it. We recommend using a soft rag with a small amount of water. Unlike piano polishes, which can cause pad marks during the move, a simple rag with water will do the trick - and it'll keep your piano safe!
Clear the path they will need to cross with your piano
When the crew from your piano moving company arrives, they will need to pass through a certain part of your home to reach the room where your piano is currently placed. If this path has furniture, plants, or other material in the way, it’s best for you to remove them beforehand as it will save them time during the move and there will be less obstacles in their way while moving the piano.
Prepare a place for them to park in advance
The last thing you need to come in the way of your piano movers is an improper parking space. Your piano moving company will be bringing a vehicle that is large enough to carry and transport your piano, which means it will require an adequate amount of space. Having that space prepared for them in advance will help make the process quicker and easier.
By following these few tips on preparing for your piano mover’s arrival, you will be helping them make a safe and seamless move for your instrument. Removing clutter and other items in the way will also help ensure that none of your other belongings get damaged in the process. If you are looking for cross country piano movers who can transport your piano in a safe and secure way, call us at Modern Piano Moving and we’ll be happy to help!