Pianos are wonderful instruments in the right hands. They each have their unique tonal resonance properties, feel, and limitations. If you are a serious piano player, hobbyist, or simply like to showcase a piano for its beauty in your new home, there are many steps you can take to prepare for hassle-free piano moving.
Preparing for your piano move
You will need to first measure the dimensions of your piano and figure out how you are going to get it out of the house. You may remember how they originally brought the piano in when you bought it or may have a family heirloom that has simply been there for ages. In any regard, you want to determine if a balcony escape is the best prospect. A large grand piano may be impossible to maneuver through doorways and stairwells. Even if your piano is on the first floor and removal is as simple as opening the patio doors, you need to plan the path you are going to take to the piano moving truck.
Depending on the piano and its condition, our representative will determine the necessary equipment and team, as well as whether the piano should be moved with the rest of the furniture or separately. We will require as much information as possible to make these decisions for piano moving services in Halton, so be ready to answer the following questions:
- What type of piano is it (upright, grand, or other specific design)?
- Hold old is it and in what condition?
- Are there stairs and/or small passages between the location of the piano and the parking area? If yes, how many and what are their dimensions?
- Are there stairs and/or small passages between the location of the parking area and the destination of the piano (the specific room where it will stand)? If yes, how many and what are their dimensions?
Piano Packing Materials
Packing materials are essential to moving a piano. The depth of wood polish and mirror finishes are often the reason that pianos are kept in family rooms, for show. While there may be materials like soft blankets on hand that can be tied securely and wrapped around the piano with twine, other alternatives may be sheets of foam padding that are used for mattress toppers. It is possible to find egg-crate mattress toppers for relatively cheap prices to safely pad and protect your piano.
In order to ensure the most accurate quote for calculating your piano moving cost, you will need to provide us with as much information as possible. We will need the dimensions of the spaces in route to the new room and for the passages in its current location. We need every step of the way detailed of whether there are stairs, door frames, or halls to maneuver through. It is best to provide pictures with specific dimensions included to each so that our piano movers can assess the viability of a modification-free removal. We also need to know the age and condition of the piano. A photo of the piano with its dimensions will allow us to get a better conceptualization.
If you are not able to provide photos or we feel we need more information, we may send one of our representatives to evaluate the job and piano moving cost. We are fully insured piano movers who have to fully assess the time needed to avoid any mistake or damage. We need to assess the value of your piano in order to provide you with a Bill of lading legal document as a memorialization of our liability to you. Please, call (289) 270-0049 for free assessments and information on Piano Moving Services in Halton.