While moving from one home to another can be exciting, relocating your heavy furnishings can be problematic. You may be able to move couches, beds, and entertainment centers with the help of some strong friends, but you should always hire a professional when it comes to moving a piano.
Here are three reasons why investing in professional moving services when relocating a piano is a worthwhile investment.
1. Failure to properly secure your piano before moving could result in damage.
The strings, hammers, and keys on a piano are delicate. Any shifting of these elements during a move could result in significant damage to the piano. If you want to ensure that your piano arrives in your new home in working condition, hire professional movers with experience securing pianos during a move.
Securing the instrument properly will reduce the likelihood that permanent damage will occur during a move. Since experts suggest that you allow a piano two weeks before tuning to resettle and become acclimated to the humidity levels in your new home after moving it, an experienced mover will also be able to recommend a piano tuner that will be able to accommodate your schedule.
2. Hiring a professional mover will help you avoid injury.
Everyone knows that pianos are heavy, but few people realize just how dangerous moving these heavy instruments can be. A small upright piano can weigh between 300 and 400 pounds. Grand pianos can tip the scale anywhere between 500 and 1,200 pounds. Transferring this much weight comes with some inherent dangers.
Unless you are trained in the techniques that can safely harness the energy created by a moving piano, there is the risk of serious injury. Allowing a professional moving company with access to trained movers and appropriate equipment to handle the relocation of your piano will keep you and your friends safely out of harm's way.
3. Investing in a professional mover for your piano will save you money in the long run.
Many people choose to attempt to move a piano themselves in order to save money. While you will have to pay for the services of a professional mover, this investment will help you avoid having to spend money on costly repairs.
While repair costs might vary based on location, you can expect to pay at least $1,000 to replace broken hammers, and between $500 and $1,000 refinishing any nicks or scratches that the exterior of your piano sustains during a move.
Hiring a professional to move your piano will help you prevent damage, avoid injury, and save money in the long run.
To learn more, contact a moving company like Christos & Christos Moving and Storage.