Answered by Jenna FarmerApril 15, 2013
Musical instruments require extra special care when it comes to moving and shipping them, especially larger and heavier instruments like pianos. With a hard and polished exterior and delicate mechanical inner workings, piano moving must be done with precision. For this reason, you might not want to take the risk moving a piano that cost you thousands of dollars all by yourself. Many moving companies specialize in moving pianos to help eliminate expensive debacle.
It's a good idea to ask the seller of your piano to see if he or she has any recommendations for good moving companies in your area that specialize in moving pianos. You can also find local piano movers in your area at movers.com.
Here are some important things to ask your potential pianomovers, as well as things you should let them know:
- Ask what services the company provides, does the company wrap the piano for you? What materials are used for wrapping?
- Give the company full details of your move (including stairs and/or elevator access)
- Ask about the company’s process and procedures for any disassembly and reassembly that will need to be done
- Ask about insurance policies to be sure you have proper coverage in case your piano is damaged during the move
- Make sure you specify whether your piano is a grand piano or an upright piano, as movers have different procedures for each one