By / OVM TEAM
Piano Moving: Hiring Professional Piano Movers – Is it Worth it?
There are significant benefits to hiring professional piano movers to handle your precious instrument.
Pianos are one of the most beautiful instruments in the world, but they’re also the largest. Some pianos can weigh up to 1,400lbs with over 12,000 parts. Not only are they extremely heavy, but they’re also very delicate and must you must handle them with the utmost care. While it’s entirely possible to move a piano on your own, hiring professional piano movers can ensure that your piano is transferred smoothly and without any damage.
Benefits of hiring professional piano movers:
Prevent and avoid injuries. Moving a piano is not a one-person job, and even if you have friends and family to help you, there is still plenty of risk of injury. At the very least, you would need about four or six very strong people to help you. Still, even one small slip or fall could result in catastrophic injuries and irreparable damage to your instrument. It’s best to leave the heavy lifting to the professionals. Piano movers have proper training and plenty of experience moving pianos. They’ll have the right team to ensure that everyone – and the piano – are safe.
Equipment. You can’t just simply toss a piano into the back of a truck and call it a day. There’s special equipment and supplies that you need to protect the piano during transit. You’ll also need a large truck to accommodate the piano and pack the truck properly to avoid any damages caused by possible road hazards. Professionals will supply all of the necessary equipment and supplies as well as the truck.
Save time. Moving a piano on your own can take a lot of time, especially if you’ve never moved one before. The time it takes to learn how to move the piano, purchase the necessary equipment and supplies, prep the piano for the move, and the actual task of moving is very time-consuming. Piano movers will move your piano in a fraction of the time it would take you to do it yourself.
Save money. You may think that by moving your piano yourself, you’ll save more money. While that may be true in some cases, there’s also an increased possibility of damaging the instrument. Damaging your piano could end up costing you triple or quadruple the amount that you’d pay to hire professionals. Not only that, but after you purchase the necessary equipment and rent a truck, the total costs end up being the same.
Prevent damage. Pianos can be very awkwardly shaped and hard to maneuver. You may need to move your piano up or downstairs, around tricky corners, or through doorways which increases the possibility of damage. Professionals will know how to navigate every challenging situation while keeping your piano in the same condition you left it in. Additionally, movers offer liability insurance that’ll cover the cost of repairing or replacing the piano if it’s damaged in the move.
You have nothing to lose.
Ultimately, there is virtually no downside to hiring professional movers. When you weigh the pros and cons of moving your piano yourself, you’ll find that there is significantly more risk involved. Save yourself the pain, time, and money.