5 Reasons to Get a Professional Piano Mover

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5 Reasons to Get a Professional Piano Mover

Staff Writer · Oct 5, 2009

You should do everything you can to hire a professional piano mover to move your piano. The risks are too great that you’ll damage the piano, or worse, hurt yourself. Here are 5 reasons to find an affordable piano mover.

1. Avoid Damage

Your piano probably means a lot to you, otherwise you’d sell it rather than move it. You may have had your piano for years, or it may have been a gift from a loved one. Whatever the reason, if your piano is precious to you, you’d hate to damage it in a move. Your piano is heavy and bulky, and if you don’t know what you’re doing, it will get damaged. You can avoid the stress and heartbreak of a broken piano (and money for repairs) by hiring affordable piano movers. Although there are no guarantees in life, the risk of damaging the piano is greatly reduced if you let a professional do it for you.

2. Avoid Injury

Depending on the style of piano, you could be moving over a thousand pounds. This is an incredible amount of weight for two people, and without the proper equipment to secure your back and protect other body parts, you could really injure yourself. The costs to get yourself checked by a doctor and any follow-up procedure may far exceed your cost of hiring piano movers in the first place.

3. Save Money

The reason why people avoid moving companies in the first place is to save money. You can save money in many cases by moving items yourself, but not necessarily when it comes to moving something as tricky as a piano. Many people who move pianos themselves end up breaking the piano legs, strings or pins, and must hire a piano tuner on the other end. When you total all those costs, you’ll realize that you save more money by hiring piano movers.

4. Get Proper Transportation

Professional piano movers will have the proper trucks and padding to transport your piano, so that it will survive any unforeseen road hazards. When you move your own piano, you may not have those protections provided by moving companies. You might only have access to a small truck or a trailer, with ropes to tie it down. However, if those ropes get strained for any reason during the move and break, your piano may suffer major damage.

5. Let Them Climb the Stairs

The other tricky part of moving a piano is trying to get up and down the stairs. Without a piano board, which a piano mover will have, you put you and your piano at risk of injury. They know how to use the piano board and how to properly pad the piano so that it doesn’t get damaged. Also, trying to get a very heavy piano up and down steps is a very risky proposition. It would be in your best interest to hire a piano mover to tackle the steps.

Pinching pennies where you can when moving is understandable. However, you don’t want to be too frugal and not hire a piano mover. You’ll find yourself paying that much more in the long run, or worse, causing too much damage to a treasured item.

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