When asked the question, “Why do we need to hire professional piano movers?” we don’t even know where to begin!
Moving a piano can be a very hard and complicated process if you are not trained properly and don’t have the right equipment or man power. You may think that you are saving money in the end by doing the move on your own, but hiring professionals can ultimately save you money in the long run.
Avoiding Property Damage
Damage is one of the common mishaps that occur when you move a piano on your own. You can cause property damage to the piano itself or to its surroundings.
Inexperienced movers do not know the proper techniques or methods in order to get a piano safely out of one house and into another. By not having the proper tools, you will also not know how to safely and efficiently get the piano into a truck or reassemble in the right way. Pianos are so delicate and fickle that it is important to take the proper care and precautions while you are moving it in order to maintain its current condition and playing quality.
Preparing for Safety Hazards
What about safety? Besides causing damage to your piano, lets talk about the safety hazards of moving on your own.
Pianos can weigh anywhere from 300-1000 pounds and I don’t know about you, but I don’t think everyone is lifting that kind of weight on a daily basis. Professional piano movers are skilled and equipped for this. They have the right tools and knowledge in order to avoid any injuries to themselves and others. No matter how many people you may have helping you, any one could easily throw out their back, lose their grip and drop the piano, or trip over something. These are just a few scenarios to take into consideration when you are thinking about doing a DIY move.
Proper Piano Moving Equipment
Do you have a moving dolly? Straps? Moving pads? Grip gloves? This is a lot of tool to accumulate beforehand when you are trying to do a move on your own.
Then, you have to consider how you will transport the piano. Even if you have a truck yourself or know someone who will let you borrow theirs, doesn’t mean that is the best way to move your piano. You have to ensure you have the piano properly strapped down so it doesn’t slide around cause further damage.
When you hire a professional moving company, they always supply their own piano moving equipment for a seamless transition. They also have special moving trucks for transporting pianos, safely and securely.
About West Coast Piano Moving & Storage
These are just a couple of reasons why it is important to hire professionals for your move. You will save time and money and the hassle of trying to maneuver a move on your own. Professional piano movers are experienced and know the proper ways on how to move a piano safely and efficiently.
At West Coast Piano Moving & Storage, your safety is our highest priority. Since 2004, we have continued to provide quality piano moving services for individuals, families, and companies along the Pacific Northwest. If you need more information or a free quote, contact us today and we will be more than happy to assist you with your venture.