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1. How to move a piano?
So how do you move a piano? It’s not easy to find an object as large and heavy, yet at the same time as fragile and delicate as this musical instrument. We often underestimate, or do not even imagine how much a piano actually weighs. It requires careful handling in every aspect: during setup, preparation, storage and especially during transportation. Whether you’re located in Montreal, Laval or West Island, our piano movers have the expertise to safely transport your piano, respecting all required precautions.
At any rate, the piano should not be disassembled, no matter how much it weighs. Even the slightest shock must be anticipated and prevented – any tempering can damage the intricate mechanisms and permanently offset its sound. Another challenge is that the piano may not fit into an elevator. Many buildings in Montreal have very narrow elevators, or none at all! As such, manual transportation via lift straps is required.
In this case, moving the piano yourself is out of question, as it poses a considerable risk of damage and injury. You will need the help of experienced movers. The narrower the stairways and corridors, the higher the floor, the more attentive and experienced the specialists should be. Don’t take any chances, contact our piano movers in Montreal today.
2. Preparing for shipping
Many people erroneously believe that transporting a piano by yourself is about the same as moving a cabinet. However, the fragile musical instrument does not tolerate such an approach. There are certain rules for transporting a piano that must be followed:
All covers and panels should be removed. This allows you to secure these parts, reduce the total weight of the piano and consequently facilitate its movement.
To transport a piano without damaging your floors, do not try to move it on the metal rollers located at the ends of the legs. They have no practical use, but act more as a decorative element.
Carry the instrument in such a way as to eliminate any vibration, dirt, dust and moisture from entering its interior. You should wrap the piano in packing material before transporting.
Depending on the weight of the piano, different devices can be used: special carts, belts, sleds, rails and other tools. Do not place the piano at an angle on a stairway. Experienced movers know how to take a piano down stairs without any unpleasant consequences. Contact Discount Moving to enlist the help of experienced, professional piano movers in Laval, West Island and anywhere in Montreal.
All piano models are sensitive to changes in humidity, cold, and heat. It is recommended to transport the instrument during a warm season. So what happens if you absolutely need to transport a piano in the winter? Make sure that you have the highest quality packaging material available, thoroughly wrap the piano and do not let it sit outside for a long time.
When loading onto a truck, all of the covers and panels must be stowed first. Then, attach the action mechanism on the back wall to the board. After that, slightly raise the piano and slide it into the back. Transport the musical instrument only in a horizontal position, at a moderate speed and be sure to use all the tools at your disposal to ensure it remains fully secured.
3. Packing tips
Now, we have mentioned packaging, so how do you move your piano to minimize the chance of damage? Pay particular attention to the packaging of the instrument: wrap paper or cardboard around all protruding parts – feet, wheels, corners and pedals. Secure the packaging material with tape and cover the entire surface with plastic wrap. Make sure that the packaging has enough grip, so that your movers’ hands do not slide over the surface of the film.
The piano’s strings should be covered with thick paper, and a thin layer of foam rubber or any other soft material should be placed between the keys and the cover. The piano cover can be secured with tape.
4. What to do with the piano after the move?
When bringing the piano into the house, do so carefully and slowly. If possible, open a window in the room to exclude sudden temperature changes. The piano should be allowed to gradually get used to the room’s microclimate – always with the keyboard and top cover closed. Do not wipe off any possible moisture on its surface; instead, leave it to dry on its own. It is also not recommended to play the piano on the same day as it was moved. Finally, sound adjustments can be made no earlier than the following week.
Contact Discount Moving and let our highly trained team of piano movers move your precious instrument into its new home.