Moving your piano is a big job. The average piano weighs 500 pounds and takes at least three people to move safely. It’s also an extremely expensive piece of furniture – not the kind of thing you want to risk breaking in transit. 

Unless you enjoy spending money, it’s important to take precautions before moving your piano. To ensure that your piano survives the move, make sure you have these 3 things right before you get started. Moving a piano is an intensive process, but if you follow the correct steps beforehand, it won’t be as stressful an experience as it could be.

Get a Pro to Move It

When you’re moving a piano, you don’t want to take any chances. Tip It Rubbish Removal is a reputable moving company that has experience with antique and heavy furniture. Don’t get fooled by the name. We do not only handle rubbish removal but we have expertise in moving furniture as well. Our company has the right equipment, experience, and insurance to make sure your piano arrives at its destination in one piece. 

Our company makes use of a piano lift which is specially designed to lift pianos without causing damage. This is the best way to transport a piano without damaging it. 

However, if you’re planning to move with friends, make sure you have the necessary experience to move a piano. Even the most basic piano move can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you’re moving a piano with friends, you can use a piano dolly to move it. Piano dollies are designed to lift and move pianos, but they’re not as safe as a piano lift. Before you move your piano with friends, make sure everyone has the training and knowledge to do so safely.

Check Your Floor

While you’re moving your piano, check your floor for a few things. Make sure the surface is strong enough to hold the piano. Even if your piano is small, it’s still very heavy. If your floor isn’t strong enough to hold the piano, it could break through or cause damage to the piano’s legs. 

Make sure the floor is clear of any loose items that could get stuck between the piano and the floor, like papers or carpets. It’s also important to check that nothing is blocking the doors of the room where you’ll be moving your piano. If there are items blocking the doors, you’ll have a much more difficult time getting your piano in there.

Use the Right Equipment

If you’re hiring a professional moving company to move your piano, make sure they bring the right equipment. For example, you’ll need at least three people to move a piano, but you might need more depending on its size. If you’re moving a smaller piano, you might be able to get away with two people. While you’re moving your piano, make sure you’re using the right equipment. 

If you’re moving your piano with a piano dolly, make sure the dolly is set to the right height. If you don’t set the dolly correctly, it can damage your piano. If you’re moving a smaller piano, make sure you have the right equipment to move it. If you don’t, the piano may get damaged.

Choose the Right Method

Depending on the type of piano you have and where you’re moving it, you can choose from a few different methods of transporting it. If you’re moving your piano locally and don’t have a lot of time to move it, you can simply detach the legs and wheel it out. This is the easiest way to move a small, upright piano. To move a grand piano locally, you can turn it or stand it in the corner. This is the easiest way to transport a larger piano. 

For long-distance moves, you’ll need to use a piano trailer which is designed to transport pianos. This is the safest way to transport a piano.

Protect Your Piano’s Finish

During the move, you’ll want to make sure you’re protecting your piano’s finish. Cover any areas of the piano that are exposed. This includes the top, sides, and back of your piano. 

If you’re moving your piano with a piano dolly, cover the entire piano with a tarp to protect it from dirt and debris. 

If you’re moving a grand piano, make sure you have someone at the front and back of it to protect it from falling. Be sure to have plenty of padding around the piano, especially at the bottom, to protect it from the other furniture.

Check for Damage After the Move

When you’re finished moving your piano, check it for damage. This is especially important if you moved it with a piano dolly. If you want to be extra thorough, hire a piano technician to check your piano for damage. 

They will check the inside, outside, and underneath the piano to make sure there is no damage. If your piano has minor damage, a technician can usually fix it. If your piano has major damage, it may be cost-effective to have it repaired or replaced. Even if you think your piano was transported without any damage, it’s a good idea to have a technician look it over just to be sure.

Contact Tip It Rubbish Removal 

If you are an individual with limited free time or limited experience it is highly recommended you hire an agency like Tip It Rubbish Removal to save you time, money, and energy in moving your piano. Our team of professionals are very careful and will ensure that your piano is completely damage-free after our service.

You can contact us today at 1300 710 876 to book an appointment or visit our website to find out more about our services or discuss pricing options.

Final Words 

There are many things to keep in mind when moving your piano. Still, the best way is to hire a professional who would use the right equipment and ensure your piano is moved with the utmost care.