Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that preparing for a piano move and choosing a reputable piano mover, can be a stressful process. So, we have outlined some frequently asked questions to assist you in understanding what is involved in moving your piano.
It is always important that you provide the prospective piano mover with ALL essential information asked relative to your piano so that you can get an accurate quote, and do not end up with additional, unexpected, moving charges and/or a delayed piano move.
How will you move my piano?
When having your piano moved, you can generally expect between 2-3 people. This number can vary and will depend on the complexity of the move. Your piano mover should have proper piano moving equipment such as moving pads, skids, slings, shrink wrap and ramps. Once your piano has been assessed, it will then be properly wrapped and safely secured onto the vehicle for transport to the delivery location.
Do I need a professional piano mover?
Hiring a professional piano mover is important when making a decision on whether you should hire a household mover or a piano mover. A special skill and technique is required to handle pianos of all types.
The weight of a piano can range from 400 to 1300 pounds, depending on the unit. If one does not have the correct equipment and is not skilled at moving pianos, this could lead to major property damage as well as severe bodily damage.
Should my piano be tuned after the move is complete?
It is suggested that you allow your piano to acclimate to the new environment before you have your piano tuned. A good time frame for solid acclimation is two weeks.
How much will it cost to move my piano?
The cost to move a piano is based on a flat rate system. However, this could vary based on the the following factors: the type of piano, the difficulty of the move, the distance of the move, tight turns, ect.
How much notice should I give a Piano Mover?
It’s generally a good idea to give between 1-3 day notice to ensure your piano move can be accommodated. This too, will be contingent upon how soon you need your piano to be moved, as well as where it is being moved to. The sooner you can give notice is always best.
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