Factors You Should
Consider When Hiring a Piano Mover
Piano movers are a
special breed. Whether you own a grand or an upright, you should get some tips on what to look for
in a mover prior to calling for a quote. Consider the following things.
1. You need to hire a professional, someone who primarily moves pianos all the time.
2. Hire someone who is setup as a real business, bonded and BBB Certified would be good.
3. You do not
want to use regular household movers if at all possible unless they
also have extensive experience moving pianos. There is a big difference
between moving a kitchen table and other furniture vs. moving a piano.
Any given piano weighs from 450 lbs to more than a 1/2 a ton and can
cost from a thousand to 150 thousand dollars or more.
4. Moving a
piano requires more than muscle. There is a definite technique involved
in transporting such a heavy item that is also fine furniture. The risk
of damaging the piano cabinet (wood) or gashing walls is just too great.
established movers provide other services such as piano storage
facilities. Some have humidity-controlled buildings. Many piano movers
also do organ moving also. Some movers are also in the piano service
business moving either their own instruments or those of other piano
owners, schools, or churches.
movers charge for are the distance between the to and from locations,
the size, and weight of the instrument, the number of staircases, the
difficulty of the move, clearance factors. Sometimes it is necessary to
take railings, doors, and other house parts apart so that a move can be
accomplished and in some cases where there is limited access, a piano
has to be hoisted through a 2nd or 3rd floor window. Here are
more piano moving tips.
Long Distance vs. Local Moving
There are many
more local movers than there are long distance movers. All movers
require the proper piano moving equipment. To move a piano
cross-country, long distance piano movers usual have a huge, jumbo
moving rig (trucks) that enables them to move as many instruments at a
time as possible to make the expense of transportation cost effective
for their business and the customer.