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Piano Care Tips from Your Seasoned Piano Moving Professionals

As a piano owner, you care a lot about your piano and want to do everything you can to keep it looking and playing like it should. But, are you doing everything you can to care for it properly? Without proper care and attention, your piano can quickly fall into disrepair and even require extensive damage control. This can be costly and time-consuming, and it also puts your piano out of commission while it’s being worked on. Thankfully, you can avoid this by following a few essential piano care tips. Here at Piano Movers Extraordinaire, we are the area experts in piano moving for Anoka County and have put together a short list of some important piano care tasks.

1) Keep your piano properly tuned. Your piano is a highly delicate instrument and requires regular maintenance in order to remain in optimum condition. Your piano is constantly swelling and contracting due to climate conditions, so it is recommended to have your piano tuned at least twice a year. Here is a list of our favorite tuners and technicians!

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2) Choose the right location for your piano. Where your piano is kept or stored has a huge impact on how it sounds. There are many environmental factors that can alter the way the instrument plays. For example, direct sunlight can warp, fade and crack the finish. Improper air flow and moisture can create wear and even rust in your piano. Temperature and humidity are other factors that can affect the condition of your piano. So, whether you’re choosing where to place your piano in your home or how to store your piano, ensure it is being kept in proper conditions.

3) Play, play, play! One of the best ways to care for your piano and ensure it sounds its best is playing it. Not only will you be able to detect any problems early, you can also enjoy the wonderful feeling of playing your piano.

4) Ensure safe and secure piano moving. It is essential to take all necessary precautions with your piano; and that includes moving and transporting it. The piano moving service you choose makes a huge difference in how it is cared for during transport to and from your home or business. As you look into hiring different piano moving services, it is wise to also keep in mind reputation and customer service. Here at Piano Movers Extraordinaire, we are a family-owned company founded in 1976 with high quality standards from the beginning. Our number one priority is to help people move their treasured pianos from one place to another safely and efficiently.

These are just some of the care tips essential to the health and happiness of your piano. And, if you have a piano that needs to be moved or stored, count on the piano moving professionals at Piano Movers Extraordinaire. For more information about piano moving in Anoka County, give Piano Movers Extraordinaire a call at 763-784-8123 or fill out our form for a free estimate.

Common Questions for Piano Movers

When it comes to moving a piano, you can’t trust just anyone to make such an important move. At Piano Movers Extraordinaire we understand your piano is a delicate instrument that is often invaluable. That’s what makes it so important to hire the very best piano mover you can find.Piano Movers St Paul

We also understand you want concrete and thorough answers to your most pressing questions before you decide which movers to go with. Transparency and excellent customer service is important to us here at Piano Movers Extraordinaire so we would like to answer some of our customers most pressing questions for you now. And, when you need a trusted piano mover in St Paul, don’t hesitate to contact the experts here at Piano Movers Extraordinaire. We look forward to moving you!

Q: Why should I hire a professional piano mover?

A: Simply put, trusting your precious piano to just any mover leaves more up to chance. While it’s possible your piano may make it to its destination without any damages, you can’t be too sure. When you hire a professional piano mover, you get experience and know-how unmatched by basic residential movers.

Q: Will my piano be secure?

A: At Piano Movers Extraordinaire, we understand your piano is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make and that’s why we take our jobs seriously. We care about your instrument and implement safe, secure practices to ensure its safety.

Q: What do I need to do to prepare my piano to move?

A: When planning a move, the piano moving is often left as the last step in the process. After all, it’s just one item, right? In reality, moving a piano requires find the right piano mover, setting an appointment and making necessary arrangements.

You should also provide us with as much detail as possible so we can be accurate and fully prepared as possible to provide the safest and best quality move. The most important detail is exact height for an upright and exact length for a grand.

Do you have additional questions for our piano mover about moving your piano? For more information about our piano mover in St Paul and the surrounding areas, please give Piano Movers Extraordinaire a call at 763-784-8123 or fill out our form for a free estimate.

How Hiring Professional Piano Movers Can Offer Peace of Mind

Are you planning a big move or simply looking to relocate your piano? If so, you’re likely trying to find the best, safest and most efficient way to do so. If you’re concerned about who to hire as a your piano movers for your Twin Cities move, we are here to help put your mind at ease with some helpful information.piano movers twin cities

The truth is, not all furniture movers in the Twin Cities area are prepared for this kind of job. Pianos, antiques and similar furniture need to be handled with extra-special care. There is no margin for error with a piano. Moving a piano is a lot different from lifting heavy boxes and at Piano Movers Extraordinaire we understand this. Moving a piano is a delicate process and that’s why, in order to put your mind at ease, you should always hire professional piano movers for all of your piano moving needs.

When you are moving into a new home or apartment, it is tempting to have your regular movers move your piano. Every moving company will promise they have experience moving pianos. Why? It’s simple; they want your business. The truth is, regular movers do not have experience moving pianos properly and they treat it with the same care as moving a sofa or dining room table. The result: your piano could possibly become damaged. Pianos are not only far heavier than the average couch or table, they are also far more delicate. One bad drop and it can damage the appearance and/or sound of your piano.

Another issue is that regular movers have no idea how to assemble or disassemble a piano. This means that in some cases, pedals are removed and then not reattached properly and you need to hire a technician to fix them.
Professional piano movers like ours should know the best ways to pack, load and unload pianos and our team knows just how to move them and protecting the body for safe transport. Our piano movers have a range of special dolleys, straps, and protective cloths to make sure that your piano and property won’t become damaged.

It is also important to remember that in the same way that piano movers are superior to regular movers when it comes to moving pianos, not all piano movers are created equal. Our piano movers are of the highest quality and specially trained to handle even the toughest moving challenges.

So, when you want peace of mind knowing your piano is being moved by people that care and people that are trained in the proper moving of pianos, only trust the experts; Piano Movers Extraordinaire. For more information about our piano movers for the Twin Cities area, give Piano Movers Extraordinaire a call at 763-784-8123 or fill out our form for a free estimate.

Happy Holidays from Piano Movers Extraordinaire

As 2018 is coming to a close, we want to thank our clients for another successful year. We are grateful to continue serving the Twin Cities area by providing professional piano moving and storage. This would not be possible without the support and patronage from all of you!

We want to thank each and every one of you who chose to use our services this past year. We hope you will trust us with any future piano moving or storage needs.

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

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Preparing Your Piano for Storage

The Twin Cities area is no stranger to the piano. From piano bars to churches to concert halls and everything in between, you’re sure to find a piano close by. Whether you’re a professional musician, a music teacher or simply a piano owner or enthusiast, you may find yourself placing your piano in storage for a multitude of reasons. And, when you do, you want to make sure you do everything you can to keep your your prized instrument safe. As experts in piano moving and piano storage for St Paul and the entire Twin Cities area we’d like to discuss a few essential points to keep in mind before you place your piano in storage.Piano storage Twin Cities

First of all, it is essential to only entrust your piano to those well-versed in pianos and their needs. At Piano Movers Extraordinaire, we know pianos and how to properly move and store them. Any old storage company won’t know the proper way to load, unload and store a piano and can even cause damage to this deceivingly delicate instrument.

Make sure your storage company is able to accommodate your piano’s size and length of time it needs to be stored. At Piano Movers Extraordinaire we store all kinds of uprights and all sizes of grands. We can store for short stays or for longer periods. We understand that some people are in between homes for different lengths of time, so may just need somewhere to keep their piano while in transition. Whatever the reason, we can store your piano safely and securely for as little or as long as needed.

It is important to protect pianos from scratches, impact damage, heat and extreme cold. Our piano storage experts will wrap the piano in quilted furniture pads to help avoid any scratches. And, we will never use plastic wrap, rope or string as this can cause damage.

Don’t forget to empty, polish and securely close the piano bench. Place any sheet music, accessories and other piano-related items into a storage box so that you can find them later.

The professionals at Piano Movers Extraordinaire have all of the necessary equipment to help move and store your piano properly. Our professional piano movers will make sure your piano arrives safely and returns to you in the same condition.

For more information about piano storage in the St Paul area, give Piano Movers Extraordinaire a call at 763-784-8123 or fill out our form for a free estimate.