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How to Move the Piano

Moving a piano is no easy feat. It requires experienced professionals, equipped with the right equipment to move a piano without damaging it. A piano cannot be dismantled so piano movers will pack this instrument once the lid of the piano is lowered and locked.

The piano will then be securely wrapped with shock absorbing blankets that will be strapped firmly to the piano board. You want avoid the displacement of the strings and the keys during the move so the packers will take a while to do this process.

The piano packers will then gently move the piano on to what they call a piano moving dolly. The lid of the piano will be removed, if it is in the style of a grand piano. This makes the move easier and it avoids any scratching on the lid. When moving a grand piano the legs, hinges and pedal lyre will be removed. Remember NEVER to remove the key board of your piano.

Pianos are very sensitive to weather so make sure your piano mover has a climate controlled truck. Extreme weather conditions, moisture and excessive humidity can out tune the piano faster than normal and can also damage the wood casing of the instrument.

When you unpack the piano, make sure that its new location has a steady flow of air with no wind and drafts. Also, keep your piano away from direct sunlight.

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