Moving A Piano: Important Dos And Don'ts To Avoid Damage


Moving is stressful enough. Add moving a piano into the mix and things can get pretty hectic. Pianos are notoriously difficult to move because they're both heavy and fragile. The last thing you want is to end up damaging your piano while moving it, so it's important to keep some important guidelines in mind to ensure a safe and smooth transport.

DO Secure the Keyboard Lid

One of the biggest mistakes people tend to make when moving a piano is that of forgetting to close and lock the keyboard lid. The keys of a piano are some of the most fragile parts, so it doesn't take much for them to become damaged. This is where having the keyboard lid closed and locked them provide the most protection. If you don't have a keyboard lid that locks, consider tying or otherwise securing it shut. Just be careful if you plan on using an adhesive to do so, as tape can damage wooden surfaces when removed.

DON'T Tilt the Piano Sideways

Often times, the most difficult aspect of moving a piano is the fact that it needs to stay upright as much as possible. Turning a piano sideways or even upside down for a small period of time can cause damage to the inner mechanical workings of the piano itself. If you need to turn or tilt a piano to fit it through a door, consider alternatives that wouldn't require you to tilt it, such as moving it through a large window instead.

DO Properly Wrap and Load the Piano

The best way to protect a piano from scuffs, chips, and other damage is to wrap it with a protective covering, such as several layers of blankets or even bubble wrap. It's especially important to wrap around the corners and edges of the piano, as these tend to be the most prone areas to chipping and other damage. And when loading a piano into a moving truck or van, always load it as close to the cab of the vehicle as possible; this will keep the weight more evenly distributed.

DON'T Hesitate to Ask for Help

Moving a piano is not easy, so if you're feeling unsure about your ability to do so safely and without damaging the instrument, then it may be in your best interest to hire a professional moving company like Extreme Piano Moving. Specifically, look for one that has experience with moving pianos and large pieces of furniture.


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