Piano moving. The phrase conjures up images of old silent films where inept movers let a piano roll down a hill or crash onto the pavement from a window high above. As funny as that may be, it’s not funny if it’s YOUR piano and that piano cost your thousand of dollars.
I have been moving pianos as well as fine art and antiques for years. In the 25-plus years I’ve been in the business I’ve seen it all. And yes, like those silent movies, we’ve used cranes to move pianos from high-story windows and carried them down flights of over 100 stairs.
How do you best handle a move of your valuable musical instrument? The short answer is “hire a pro.” I would personally recommend Piano Movers Los Angeles. The price is well worth the peace of mind knowing that they specialize in this type of move. Second, professional piano movers are insured. Do not hire a company that isn’t.
Making sure your piano or antique is properly moved, it’s also important to know that the company you hire is expert at crating. Items shipped across town or across the country must be protected against damage and having the experience to correctly crate these uniquely shaped items is vital. Ask your piano moving company about this before the job begins.
The time required for each job depends on the complexity of the move. Is the piano or artwork on an upper level? What kind of access to the ground do you have? Will you need a crane? While most jobs can be accomplished in a day, these more complex ones will take more time and effort.