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How to Move a Piano and Why You Shouldn't Do it Yourself

Jan 12

Anyone can enjoy taking on big projects on their own, particularly when it comes to saving money by taking on the task that should be left to experts. Moving a piano is just one of those jobs. Although many think that the process of moving the piano from San Diego is straightforward, however, it's just as crucial to keep it.


Although everyone knows that a piano has many keys, did you know that most pianos have over 10,000 moving parts? It isn't easy to move this heavy, delicate, and sophisticated instrument without damaging it, and experts are the best to do so securely. You can make it happen yourself, but it will require planning and guidance.


Here are the steps needed to move an instrument.


1. Measure the new space.


It is essential to ensure the piano's dimensions in the new place it will be placed. Take measurements of the room, doors, and stairways to ensure that there are no obstructions in taking the piano to its new home.


2. Make sure you have the right equipment for the job.


At a minimum, you will need piano cushions, dollies, and harnesses. However, based on the type of piano you own the specific equipment that you'll require will differ.


For an upright piano, you'll need piano dollies.

To move the grand piano, it will need an unusual piece of equipment referred to as the piano skid board, also known as a piano board. The board requires additional strapping and padding and must be appropriate for the size of the piano you have.


3. Decide on the size of the moving truck you'll require.


Make a list of everything you own, including significant goods like your piano and other furniture. You can use this list to determine what size moving truck you'll need to make your move.


4. Clear the way.


Be sure to have a clear passage from the front door of the property you're leaving, to the door of your new residence, as well as from the entryway of your new home to the place where the piano is.


5. Take a look at the path you're on.


When you are taking the piano up or down ensure that you inspect the stairs to ensure that it is safe.


6. The type of piano you have, you'll have to take it through a number of steps:


If you're moving an upright piano, make sure the piano dollies you're using hold the full weight of the instrument. Moving an old grand piano or a baby-grand piano: First, take off the legs. The straps and screwdrivers are employed to attach the piano to the piano's frame (described in the previous paragraph).


7. Securely fix the piano onto the truck by placing it first.


The first thing to be loaded on the truck should be the piano. Make use of straps and ropes in order to secure your piano during transportation.


8. After the move, adjust the piano.


Even if everything goes smoothly the move of a piano could cause it to lose its tuning. Make sure to tune it up after the move, however, many experts suggest waiting a month.


When it comes to relocating a piano, you should take care not to do a few things. You now know how to safely and correctly move the piano yourself. These are the most common mistakes to avoid.


  • Do not forget that pianos are big and heavy.


It's impossible to put the piano onto a scale in order to determine the job. Therefore, how do you determine how much the piano weighs considering this weight is a factor in your movement method as you navigate narrow corridors, curves, entrances, and, perhaps worse of all, steps?

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