Moving house is always a stressful ordeal, especially when several heavy and unique items need to be transported to the new location. With that being said, there is one notable piece of furniture that stands out from most others – pianos.
Due to the weight and size of most pianos, it’s very risky to attempt to consider moving a piano by yourself or with a few friends, though there are of course people that can help – specialist removal companies, but why pay that extra cost?
Pianos are very heavy and large
As we have mentioned already, pianos weigh a considerable amount. On average, even smaller sizes can weigh between 140 – 180 kg, whereas grand pianos can weigh up to 550kg. Even the world’s strongest man would struggle, which is why professional piano movers will at least have the combined strength, knowledge and capabilities to move such heavy goods.
Pianos are very expensive, not just for the piano itself but also for maintenance and repairs, which is why the last thing you would want to do is damage the piano in any way. Especially considering how easy it is to damage a piano due to their age and components, inappropriately handling the piano is a very easy way to cause destruction.
Prevents the risk of injury
Whilst carrying any heavy item, there is always a risk of injury, especially if the handler isn’t trained or aware of how to position themselves correctly. To be known as professional piano movers, they would have undergone a wealth of training so that they know the theory and practical side of moving heavy objects.
It may not come across this way, after all, you are hiring someone once again to move something for you, but in the long run, this saves money in terms of avoiding damages and injury claims as discussed above. Due to this, it’s ultimately worth the cost to hire a professional moving service to assist in terms of both financially, physically and safely.
Requires specialist moving equipment
Although in the movies you often see a bunch of guys attempting to lift and carry a piano across the street to their new home, this is rarely the case. In reality, most piano movers will have specialist moving equipment designed to increase the health and safety measures, as well as making the whole process much easier.
It’s also likely that your piano won’t simply fit through a standard door frame, where it might be the case that it is dismantled partially in the most suitable approach so that it can be removed. If this isn’t possible, it’s expected that they will have the appropriate equipment which will allow them to remove and load the piano through a different means such as a window or rear door.
Home 2 Home Movers
As one of the UK’s most reputable house and office removal service providers in the UK, the team at Home 2 Home Movers have gained a glowing reputation thanks to our reliable and cost-effective removal service. You will also be pleased to know that our team has the expertise to carry out piano removals, where our team is happy to remove, transport and unload your piano to your new home.
All of our prices are displayed on our website, though if you would prefer to confer with our team before you get started, simply give us a call on 0203 633 153. Alternatively, you can also get in touch via our contact page, where you simply need to leave your message and contact details, and one of our specialists will be in touch at the earliest convenience to assist.