If you are lucky enough for your home to feature a piano, you’ll know just how delicate they can be, and how much care needs to be taken when moving them. With that in mind, you’ve probably already decided that a standard local moving company might not quite be up to the job.
If you want to make sure that your piano gets from your A to B in one piece, it’s best to hire movers who specialize in transporting pianos safely and efficiently. Luckily, there are plenty of companies out there who can do that – it’s just a matter of finding the best one for you.
Here are a couple things to look out for when searching for a piano moving company who will hit the right note!
When choosing the best piano moving company for your move, you need to consider whether or not they are definitely equipped to move the piano from the type of building that you live in.
For instance, if you live in an apartment building, do they have the correct equipment needed to ensure that your piano can be moved safely and without any damage? Make sure you know exactly what equipment would be used on your piano, too – there’s nothing wrong with asking questions ahead of time.
Does the company have insurance in the case of any damage coming to your piano during the move? Movers all carry certain types of insurance, but in this instance, it’s important to check that the insurance they have would cover the cost of repairing such a grand item.
It’s also a good idea to take photographs of your piano from all angles before you move, so that if any smaller damage comes to it during the move, you have proof to show an insurance company during a claim.
Moving a piano is no easy feat! Make sure that the companies that you are looking into aren’t just starting out, and make sure that they definitely do have experience moving such an item. One of the best ways to do this is look online to see if there are reviews from previous customers who have hired them to move pianos, and to see how positive those customer’s experiences are.
Don’t just use the reviews on the company site, though, as these are often chosen by the company and may not be entirely accurate – check sites such as Yelp! And Facebook for a clearer picture.
Are there any general moving companies in your area which are capable and insured for moving a piano? If you can make sure that a company who could handle the rest of your move also have the capacity to move your piano, then it’s worth keeping costs down by using one company for all your belongings – however, make sure the rest of this list applies to them first, or you may risk damage to your piano.