Piano movers are companies specializing in moving your piano or musical instrument from one location to another. Moving a piano can be a very stressful time; you don’t want to rush it but you also don’t want to get stuck in a big mess while trying to move it. That is why you should call a company that specializes in piano transport. They will come to move it for you, get it stored during the move and then transport it again once it is unpacked at your new location.
Before hiring a piano movers you should decide how large your moving company can transport your musical instrument. Make sure they will be able to lift and carry your instrument without damaging it in any way. Find out if they have special tools and equipment that they use to move pianos safely and securely. Find out if they are insured and bonded. Find out how long they have been in business and check with family and friends for recommendations. It can be hard to trust a new moving company but you need to do the best you can to find a trustworthy group.
Some piano movers may need to rent special equipment to transport your piano. Others may need to rent a chute. Make sure that they will provide all the necessary equipment to transport your piano safely. You should also request pictures of the grand piano(s) that you will be transporting so that you can get an idea of what the process will entail.
Most piano movers charge by the hour but there are a few companies that offer flat rate prices. If you are only planning on having your piano moved once, you can probably go with a flat rate. However, if you are moving your piano several times throughout the year, you should look for a company that charges an hourly rate. With the many hours that a piano moves, you definitely want to get an hourly rate that offers you the least amount of strain while also offering you the most safety.
Depending on the number of stairs that you will need to navigate during the move, you may want to consider paying for the moving company to lift your piano or musical instrument(s). This is not always included in the piano mover’s price, but it is often included with flat rate movers. A lot of stairs can be quite steep especially in older homes and buildings. Hiring a piano mover to come out and move your stairs for you can eliminate much of the strain that comes from trying to climb up and down the stairs on your own. A piano mover can help you with this, since they usually have the proper equipment and know how to maneuver the stairs properly.
The final consideration when it comes to the move of your piano is the use of a specialized truck to transport it. Some piano movers may even offer their clients to use their own trucks to move their musical instruments since they understand how difficult it can be to move an instrument by yourself. So before the day of the move, make sure to budget time in advance to ensure that you will be able to schedule the truck pick-up time, and schedule the times that you want the truck to be at your residence so that you are assured that the truck will arrive on time. And most importantly of all, be sure to choose a piano mover that offers an accurate piano moving cost estimate to avoid any surprises during the move!