Movers4Less Piano Moving
We are professional Piano Movers. From Digital's to Grand's
including Acoustic's and Upright's, we have the equipment and
experience to make certain that your Piano is moved safely and
We do not mention strength and manpower and while we have
plenty of it, moving a piano is about planning, experience, and
equipment, not brute force.
Why Hire A Mover With Piano Expertise?
Moving a piano requires a specialist. Weighing between 400
and 2000 pounds, the piano is a lot of weight densely packed
into a small area. Even a Concert Grand, as large as it is, is
very heavy for its size. Given its weight the piano is actually
a dangerous item to move, especially when going up or down
stairs, steps, or even ramps into and out of moving trucks.
During a move, if anything becomes off balance an
inexperienced mover can drop or let it fall onto themselves or
others. Even if only onto a leg or foot, the damage can be
considerable. Should imbalance occur and you are lucky enough
not to have it drop on a body part, any inexperienced mover can
easily through out their back as they try to quickly twist and
shift their weight to restore balance to the piano.
It may sound extreme, but injuries are common when people
attempt to move a piano on their own. It is never advisable
because without proper training, experience, and equipment you
are not prepared for the challenges that arise with every
What Precautions Do You Use?
Every piano is padded and wrapped prior to each move. This
not only protects it from scratches or other damage, but also
ensures that the movers are gripping a padded area and not
putting pressure with their hands on delicate wooden edges.
Many piano's have wheels underneath or fragile legs. When we
move a piano we take care not to put pressure on either. This
is because even though wheels are made for moving the piano,
typically most wheels are not reliable having been not used for
years. Legs are very fragile and we make certain to never put
any lateral pressure on them at any time. With Grand pianos we
will remove the legs entirely, strap it to a special board and
then strap that to a specially designed piano dolly.
Second to these basics, we walk the entire route the piano
is to be moved, measuring every corner and doorway to ensure we
have an exact plan for every inch of the move. This measuring
and testing the route is best done with an experienced piano
mover because even though a corner or door measures as large
enough for the largest dimension of the piano, you also have to
take into consider all of the other dimensions of the piano
before assuming it will fit. Examining a route of movement is
only effective when done by someone who has the experienced eye
to foresee obstacles and difficult areas.
You can trust your piano to Movers4Less. We have moved
countless pianos over the past two decades and we will make
certain that every possible precaution is used for your
How will moving my piano impact its sound?
Moving a piano can affect its tuning, certainly if a Grand
is transported on its side through doorways, it will need
tuning. Beyond needing tuning, the sound should not be affected
if it is moved professionally which minimizes sudden movement
and is completed with the proper equipment mitigating the
chance for damage.
Additional considerations for your piano with any move is
the climate, acoustic, and environmental differences between
locations. A piano can sound differently in different locations
and its specific tuning can be affected by temperature,
humidity, and a number of factors that will oftentimes be
different in the new home. Therefore it is common to need a
Piano to be tuned after moving, not simply from the affect of
the movement itself, but also the impact of its new
Do you move Piano's into multi-floor destinations?
Yes. We have the equipment and experience to move your piano
anywhere we can access with stairs or an elevator.
How Much Does it Cost to Move My Piano?
Moving a piano is generally a three man job at $175 per hour
with a three hour minimum. That minimum typically covers moving
any piano, even a Grand.