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Why Should You Go With Professional Piano Movers?
When it comes to an ordinary move, it is often something that you can handle on your own. However, if you are trying to move a massive instrument like a piano, it’s time to call in the professionals. Moving a piano by yourself is physically impossible and you run the risk of hurting yourself and damaging property. Not to mention of course the piano itself. And if you are a professional musician, you will know how expensive it is to get your instrument repaired.
Even if you are dealing with moving a piano just a few stairs, you will need a team of at least three professionals and a really sturdy dolly. This is in the case of an upright piano. Once the piano is placed on the dolly, it will need at least two people to wheel it without allowing the piano to totter around and tip over. There is a method to doing this that only professionals are able to manage. There has to be a careful balance between weight and movement.
When you have movers working on this, they will ensure that the legs of the piano remain intact and don’t break. Then again, professionals will use the dolly to move a piano from one place to another only on short distances and that too on a flat surface. They will never opt for it when moving pianos down floors. Dollies are what help reposition a move.
Dolly’s cannot be used in situations where one has to move a grand piano or has to negotiate corners. The size and weight of the grand piano alone are enough to necessitate some other means of movement. In most cases, movers look for freight elevators which will allow safe movement. If this is not an option, they will look at hoisting the piano out of the building through a window with the help of a crane. Again, many hands will be required to ensure that this move is done safely and in a balanced manner. A group of professionals will also have a communication system in place which will allow each of them to let the other know what needs to be done. Often this can be with mere gestures. Such teamwork is what will ensure that a piano is moved with no damage at all.
Calling in a Piano Movers HQ is a good idea for long or short moves. It ensures that your instrument is moved safely and with no harm done. After all, it is precious, isn’t it?
What Should I Expect For Piano Moving Costs?
Most upright pianos weigh roughly 800 pounds, whereas the grand pianos weigh roughly 1000 pounds. Based on the above points, it is evident that transporting of these pianos is a difficult task. Failure to use enough manpower can result to serious damages on your piano.
All these can risks can be avoided by hiring a Piano Movers HQ partner to safely load and unload your piano to your set destination. Regardless of the weight and size of your piano, it needs to be handled with a lot of care.
There is no fixed price on the amount Piano Movers HQ local team charge to move pianos from one place to another. Simply because there are a few major factors such as where you live, where you want to move and what type of piano you want to move. However, Piano Movers HQ always offers a fair market rate based upon where you live.
Here are some factors that influence the cost of Piano moving cost:
Distance to Distance plays a vital role when it comes to determining the amount you will be charged. This is because distances vary. There are those who transport their pianos within the town, whereas there are those who are transporting across different cities.
Types of pianos- There are usually two types of pianos; namely upright pianos and grand pianos. Each type of piano requires different handling and transporting equipment.
These are some of the factors that influence the piano moving costs. Here are some reasons why you should hire a professional piano mover to move your piano from one place to another:
Experienced – Piano transporting agencies are trained to professionally handle pianos as they move from one place to another. Hiring a Pro-piano agency to transport your piano gives someone relief as his/her piano is being transported by professional experts.
Equipment – Piano can be difficult to load and offload from a vehicle, especially if you have less manpower. Our piano movers use different types of equipment to ensure pianos are loaded on different vehicles both faster and with a lot of ease.
Safety – The main reason why people hire a preferred partner of Piano Movers HQ is to ensure their pianos are safely transported to their various destinations safely. There are certain things a person needs to countercheck before hiring any piano transport company to transport his/her piano.
When you call one of our local partners, they will typically ask you 3 questions.
1. What kind of piano is it? How big is it?
2. From where to where are you looking to move it?
3. Are there any stairs involved at the drop-off and pick up location?
The answer to these 3 questions will help them to determine the rate.
Seriously, can you give me a basic idea of how much it cost to move a piano?
An upright piano typically starts at $150 but it depends on how large of an upright piano it is.
A baby grand piano typically starts at $300 as it requires a lot more time and experience to move a baby grand piano, and again it depends on the size.
For a grand piano, I highly recommend you give our partners a call for an accurate quote as they will have a lot more questions to give you a better idea.