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Mistakes to Avoid When Moving a Piano

Fri, Apr 06, 2018 at 9:45AM

Mistakes to Avoid When Moving a Piano











Your piano is one of your most prized possessions. That’s why when you’re moving or otherwise relocating the instrument, you want to be sure that the piano won’t be damaged en route to its final destination.

Unfortunately, not all movers are careful with larger objects such as pianos. Other times, even if the instrument seems to be secured, movers will haphazardly pack so many other objects around it that your piano could arrive with nasty scratches, dings, or other required repairs.

The best way to avoid this scenario is to select a piano moving company adept at the proper care, storage, and moving of larger instruments. Here are the top things to avoid when having a piano moved:

1) Inaccurate Calculations

Many moving companies will base quotes on certain criteria. This includes the number of items to be moved, as well as the height, weight, and dimensions of your belongings. If any of these factors are inaccurate or change once the movers arrive, the final bill could be much higher than first thought.

By contrast, modern piano moving is focused on the weight and dimensions of your specific piano. That means you won’t be stuck with unpleasant surprises. In addition, knowing details of your piano helps movers plan for weight distribution and proper care.   

2) Neglecting Care Considerations

Unlike other items, pianos feature many delicate parts. Don’t let the sheer weight fool you. Even minor stress or damage to the instrument could result in costly repairs or even the need for replacement. In this regard, preparing a piano for relocation is an art form.

You deserve cross-country piano movers who respect your property and take the necessary precautions to ensure its safe transport and arrival. Movers who attempt to work too quickly or skimp on proper packaging demonstrate a lack of understanding and/or caring. This attitude will surely result in needless problems down the line. 

3) Not Performing Adequate Research

No one wants to be unpleasantly surprised when moving day rolls around. However, many moving companies come ill-equipped for the task at hand or are constantly having to locate the right equipment necessary to effectively perform the move.

Even when given insight into the scope of your moving projects, many companies will arrive with fewer employees than necessary. Some movers use improper moving equipment for the job or rely too much on things such as casters. The sad fact is, many movers will even lie straight to your face and claim experience in methods of which they have zero knowledge.

At Modern Piano Moving, we always arrive ready to work efficiently and expeditiously. Our skilled and qualified movers allow for ample time to safely protect, store, and transport your piano. We also respect your time and privacy, as well as the often-stressful emotions that go along with any move.

Visit the “instant quote” section of our website for details on what to expect based on your unique requirements. Then, contact us today to schedule a move appointment for your piano.




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Milton Heads South  Tennessee, US

Apr 27 2023 

This is the second time we have moved "Milton" with Modern and both times have been a great success. Thank you for treating my piano like it was your own family heirloom.