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How to Move a Piano Safely by Yourself

Jan 12

Everyone enjoys taking on large projects on their own, particularly when they save money by doing an undertaking that should be left to the professionals. One of those tasks is thought to be moving the piano. While many people think that the process of moving a piano from San Diego is straightforward but it's just as vital to protect the piano.


We all know that the piano has many keys, there are usually more than 10,000 moving parts people don't realize this. It isn't easy to transport such a large musical instrument that is delicate and heavy without causing harm. Professionals are better equipped to do this safely. You can do it yourself, but it will require planning and guidance.


These are the steps required to move a piano.


1. Take measurements of the new space.


It is essential to ensure that your piano will fit in the new place it will be placed. Measure the space, doors, and stairwells to make sure there are no obstructions to taking the piano to its new residence.


2. Make sure you have all the necessary equipment for the job.


In the simplest case, you'll need piano dollies, cushions, and harnesses. But, based on the sort of piano you have, the particular supplies you'll require may vary:


To play the upright piano you'll require piano dollies.

You'll require a specific piece of equipment referred to as the piano or skid board for moving the grand piano. In addition, padding and strapping are necessary for this kind of board and it has to be of the correct dimension for the piano you have.


3. It is essential to identify the right size moving truck.


Note down all your valuable goods including your piano and estimate the size of your moving truck.


4. Clear the way.


The clear passage between the exiting area and the new residence is important.


5. Examine the direction you are in.


If you must take the piano up or downstairs be sure that the stairs support the instrument's weight before you begin.


6. Based on the kind of piano you own, you'll need to move it around in several steps:


If you're moving an upright instrument make sure the piano dollies you're using can support the entire load of the piano. Moving a baby or grand piano: Before you move a grand or baby piano, you should remove the legs. In order to attach the instrument to the wooden board of the piano, you'll require straps and screwdrivers (described above).


7. Securely attach the piano to the truck by putting it first.


The piano must be one of the first items to be loaded onto the truck. To keep the piano from moving during transportation make use of straps and ropes.


8. The piano should be tuned immediately after your move is completed.


Even if everything is going smoothly the move of a piano could cause it to lose its tune. Prepare to get it tuned up following the relocation, but most experts recommend that you wait for a month.


Avoid these mistakes when moving a piano. You know how to move a piano correctly and safely by yourself. These are the most common errors to avoid.


  • Do not forget that pianos are big and heavy.


Placing the piano's weight on a scale to determine the amount of work is not an option. Therefore, how do you find out what the piano weighs considering that weight informs your moving strategy as you cross narrow corridors, curves, doors, and maybe worst of all, stairs?

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