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Pianos are very popular instruments to have in the house, as well as beautiful pieces of furniture. That said, it’s difficult to move a piano, due to their extremely bulky yet fragile nature; pianos are incredibly heavy, but are made up of intricate keys, hammers and strings that are easily susceptible to damage.
Moving a piano therefore takes a lot of effort. Although pianos have wheels, they should not be moved as it could damage your floors as well as the piano. To move a piano, we would recommend hiring a professional removal company that specialises in piano moves, but if this is not feasible, we have created a guide to help you. Keep in mind you should never attempt to lift a piano yourself as they are extremely bulky and you could injure yourself and damage it in the process.
Before moving your piano, make sure the room you are moving the piano into is large enough for it to fit. You also need to look for potential obstacles, such as narrow doorways that you will struggle to get your piano through.
If you are using a professional removal company, you need to discuss these issues with them beforehand so they can plan accordingly. They may need to remove doors or door frames to make extra room.
Do not attempt to move the piano yourself. They are extremely heavy, so make sure you enlist the help of at least four healthy and strong movers. There will be a lot of lifting and tipping involved, so the more hands the better.
Repeat these steps until you have the piano all the way downstairs. Don’t rush anything, and stop if someone needs to quickly rest of readjust.
Last updated on Monday 13th November 2017