Moving your piano is always a painstaking process. Not only are you shifting your piano components, but you also need to ensure their safe-keeping’s so that they can continue to look beautiful after relocation. The problem is that some piano moving companies don’t know the appropriate techniques and methods for moving a piano. It can become really stressful if you’re not careful with these types of companies, and the outcome can be damaged piano pieces or worse.
Becker Movers use many methods to move pianos safely and smoothly. There may be times when a safer alternative method of moving is required due to a piano’s size or shape. Professional piano movers at movers employ the special equipment and tools needed to lift this large instrument from place to place safely. They utilize the white-glove approach with each piano type, such as the use of heavy-duty sliding blankets and the provision of other specialized equipment and tools to make the safest possible move. They have all of the proper tools for moving pianos in their possession and are experienced in providing the highest quality customer service possible.
When relocating pianos, movers first evaluate the current positioning of the piano and make any necessary adjustments to accommodate the newly relocated piano components. For safety reasons, they will make certain that the piano lid is closed at all times during the move. The piano lid should be held tightly to prevent any movement and ensure that no sharp edges get caught in the moving blankets. This is a crucial step in the safety process, as piano movers can make a piano lid lose during the move and severely injure someone.
Next, the pianos are disassembled, and each section is attached to its corresponding piece on the move, beginning with the top of the piano. Other sections are attached over time as each section is moved. All loose materials are securely fastened with piano movers’ hardware. In some cases, the entire piano may need to be moved when it is filled, so pianos are often stored in stages during the move. A stage is a series of uprights placed parallel to each other, and they are secured to the floor by piano movers who then secure the sections to the stage.
Once the pianos are on the uprights, the movers then disassemble and set them in position. Piano sections are then placed between the uprights. Some moves require only a few piano parts to be placed between them; others may require up to ten or more pieces. The number of piano parts in a move will depend upon the size and complexity of the move. The professional piano moving service will be able to advise you accordingly. It is important to know what the moving procedure is for each move to prepare yourself for the next step.
For smaller moves, the movers will place small, portable piano parts on the uprights. These parts are secured to the floor by piano movers, and then the rest of the piano can be carried away. At this point, the movers can either dismantle the piano completely or put it into another moving crate. All loose materials, such as strings and hammers, should be packed separately to be properly transported when the move is completed.
On larger moves, the piano will first be disassembled, and the movers will use their dollies and followers to separate the different sections. They may even remove the legs so that the piano can be propped up on the dolly base. The piano movers will then secure all the sections to the base, including securing thin boards across the top or placing shoe string underneath each board. The piano will now be stored in the upright storage truck according to your specifications. You will need to make sure that the piano lid is kept open during transport. The piano storage company should provide you with a locking mechanism to keep the lid closed.
Professional piano movers will also carefully pack your grand piano. One of the best ways to secure a piano lid is to place the lid on the dolly and then lock the lid so that it cannot open during transportation. Many people do not realize that the piano lid can be locked even while the grand piano is transported. You will find that the professional movers will securely place the lid on the dolly and then secure it with a padlock. When you arrive at your destination, the movers will disconnect the piano from the dolly and lock it inside a secure area for the evening.