How Piano Moving Works

Moving a piano is one of the most difficult items in a household to relocate successfully, so it should never be undertaken by amateurs. A piano is a heavy item, so it requires the efforts of several strong individuals. Tucked inside of its wooden exterior are an interwoven network of delicate strings, balance pins that can be easily disrupted, and tuning pins that are affected by incorrect movement.

How a Professional Moves a Piano

At Platinum Moving, we have years of experience moving in addition to having our expert moving staff handle your piano, we use proven piano moving techniques.

  • We use the proper equipment. It’s not enough to wrap the piano up in blankets and packing tape (although that is part of the process). We use professional straps, heavy-duty furniture dollies, and other tried-and-true moving tools to ensure the safety of your piano while we take it from your home or business into our truck and then to its destination.
  • We protect the piano’s moving parts. To keep the delicate parts of your piano secure, we lock the keyboard lid. If your piano doesn’t have a lock, we use other means to secure it, but never tape. We also secure the casters, if necessary. We always keep a piano in its full upright position, as laying it on its side can cause damage to the inner workings.
  • We carefully secure the piano in our truck. It is absolutely critical that your piano move as little as possible during transport, and we take every step necessary to make certain it doesn’t. Your piano will be placed at the back of the truck bed, closest to the cab. It will then be put on planks to relieve pressure on its legs and/or casters, and strapped securely to the walls of the truck.

Why Hire Professional Piano Movers

Pianos are both an investment piece and frequently an inherited item. Instead of risking the financial and sentimental value of this piece of your life, hire professional movers to take care of the relocation process for you.

You can read more about our piano moving services here »

To talk about our piano moving services, get in touch with us at 301-591-3858 or contact us here.

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