Moving a piano to your new home can be a daunting task and more difficult than you think.
Whether you own a baby grand piano or a basic spinet piano they have unique challenges that could make it difficult to get your piano from destination A to destination B.
To make the move easier on you and your family it’s better to learn how to transport your piano ahead of the move so that you don’t have to worry about damaging your piano or injuring yourself trying to lift the piano.
Now, let’s look at the right way to transport your piano without the worry of damage.
To transport a piano safely you’re going to need special equipment that will help to get the job done safely.
Ensure You Have The Correct Moving Equipment
First of all, you are going to need heavy-duty straps that will make lifting easier and will make sure that whoever is lifting the piano can get a good grip.
Also, a furniture dolly is recommended to help move the piano to the moving truck.
When obtaining a moving truck make sure you book one that is big enough to carry your piano in a standing position.
It’s also a good idea to invest in some straps that will allow you to tie the piano down in the moving truck and make sure the piano cannot move around throughout the journey to its new home.
Cover Your Piano up With Moving Blankets
Besides the moving equipment suggested, you are also going to need moving blankets that you can purchase or rent. Moving blankets will be important to protect the surface of your piano.
The moving blankets need to cover the entire piano and the taped down without touching the surface of the piano.
Taping down the blankets securely will keep the blankets in place and prevent your piano from scratches or other damage while in transit.
Protect Your Piano’s Keys at All Costs
As we know, the piano keys are very important parts of your piano and it would be heart breaking for them to get damaged during the moving. So, it’s important to make sure that the piano lid is shut and if possible locked. If it’s not possible to lock the lid shut make sure a moving blanket covers the key area to prevent it opening.
Get Help Picking up Your Piano
Depending on what kind of piano you have, a piano can weigh over 1,000 pounds. It’s not a good idea to try and move a piano on your own under any circumstances. You are going to need a small team of four or five helpers to help move the piano.
You might want to consider someone who specializes in the correct way to move piano’s to help you. They will be able to correctly show how to transport a piano without causing unnecessary damage to your precious piano.
Secure Your Piano in Your Moving Truck
Once you have the piano in the moving truck it’s important to make sure your piano is secured to prevent sliding around in the moving truck. Check that your straps are going to hold the piano in place and if the piano has casters, make sure they are locked to prevent moving in the truck.
Drive Slow When You Are Transporting a Piano
Make sure that whoever is driving the moving truck with the piano in the back is not driving too fast because even though you will have secured the piano with straps, it’s still possible for the piano to topple over if the truck is moving fast.
It’s important to take your time while transporting your piano to your new home and it’s better to be safe than sorry.
On arrival at your new home, carefully remove blankets and straps and have your team of lifters lift the piano and place it in its new home. Now you and your family can again enjoy your piano and the wonderful music you will be able to play.
Knowing How To Transport a Piano Will Keep It Safe
Too many homeowners have made the mistake of moving a piano without thinking it through and have paid the price by causing damage to their piano.
It is better to learn how to transport your piano the correct way and reduce the risk of damage that could be done.
Follow the tips we have given here, and you will have your piano in your new home where you will be able to play lovely music for your family.
Of course, the best way to ensure your piano is safely transported to its new destination is to enlist the help of a professional Removals company such as ourselves, with the correct, equipment, knowledge and experience you can be safe in the knowledge that your piano will be in safe hands and arrive safely at your new home.