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Moving soon? Do you own a piano? What’s your piano-moving plan? If you’re assuming your moving company is equipped to move your piano or if you’re planning to move your piano yourself—stop right there! At Piano Movers Extraordinaire, we specialize in piano moving for St Paul, Minneapolis and the entire Twin Cities area and are here to tell you why hiring the professionals is an essential.
Piano moving isn’t easy, but there are a lot of do-it-yourselfers out there who think that with a hand dolly and a little elbow grease, they can handle it themselves. So, if you’re thinking of doing a little piano moving on your own, we’d like to offer a few reasons as to why you shouldn’t take it on.
For one, did you know that the typical piano weighs between 300 and 1200 pounds? That’s right! Moving such a large object can really do a number on your back if done incorrectly. The most common major injury that people end up getting when improperly moving a piano is a back injury. Of course, it’s not just backs that get hurt during do-it-yourself piano moving. Fingers and toes can also feel the effects of an unprofessional piano move.
A piano is more awkward to move than you might think. Because pianos have to make use of a physical space to create their sound, with lower notes having heavier and longer strings, they aren’t equally heavy on both sides and thus have significant weight distribution differences.
There are also quite a few pianos that suffer at the hands of people who are trying to take care of the piano moving themselves. Pianos can end up with broken strings, torn-off lids, broken legs, big cracks and more. And, If you drop it, be prepared to pay for major piano repair and not just a simple tuning.
Amateur piano movers often end up doing at least some damage to the surrounding space and do more bad than good. So, if you’re considering moving your piano without help from professional piano movers, please reconsider.
Piano moving isn’t just about getting it out of the building. It’s also getting the piano to its final destination safely and soundly. And, when you hire the professionals at Piano Movers Extraordinaire you can rest assured you’re going to get just that.
For more information about piano moving in St Paul, give Piano Movers Extraordinaire a call at 763-784-8123 or fill out our form for a free estimate.
With the end of 2017 quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to thank all our wonderful customers for their support. Since 1976, we have provided professional piano moving services for the Twin Cities. We could not be in business as long as we have without the support and patronage from so many of you!
As this year winds down, we just want to thank each and every one of you for choosing Piano Movers Extraordinaire, whether as a new or returning customer. We hope you will trust us with all your future piano moving and storage needs!
We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!
So, you don’t want to trust your “baby” to just anyone. And, determining what to look for in a professional piano mover can be a difficult process. There are many myths and misunderstandings about professional piano moving out there and it’s important to get the facts straight. When it comes to moving your piano, Piano Movers Extraordinaire is the trusted name in the industry and we understand how important it is to have quality piano moving services you can trust. We are the piano mover for the Twin Cities and are ready and willing to help you move your piano safely and efficiently. For over 40 years, Piano Movers Extraordinaire has helped people relocate their precious pianos. And, over the years we have heard many myths when it comes to piano moving. So, take a look at the myths below and let us know if you’ve heard a few more of your own.
Myth: Use the first piano mover you can find.
It is essential to do your research prior to hiring your professional piano mover. How are their online reviews? How long has the business been established? Are they licensed and insured? Do they just do piano’s or are they mostly furniture movers? Not all piano moving companies are created equal so it is important to find the right one for you and to find one who can get the job done right the first time.
Myth: Any mover can move a piano.
False! A moving company that’s more familiar with moving packed boxes does not necessarily have the knowledge and experience necessary to move large, more fragile items like a piano. Not only is skill required to move a piano safely, but special equipment is required to move one as well. The experts at Piano Movers have all the right tools and expertise to move your piano expertly and safely.
Myth: Piano moving requires little preparation.
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.
Myth: The new location must be ready for the piano immediately.
In addition to piano moving, we also offer piano storage in our climate-controlled building. If you need to temporarily store your piano until your new home is ready for it, Piano Movers Extraordinaire can help.
If you have a piano that needs to be moved, count on the professionals. For more information about our piano movers in the Twin Cities, give Piano Movers Extraordinaire a call at 763-784-8123 or fill out our form for a free estimate.
Please 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, Exact Length for a Grand.
Whether you are a professional musician or a leisure piano player, your piano is most likely a treasured possession. Maybe it’s been in your family for generations or you saved for months to buy the dream piano you’ve always wanted. No matter the reason, you want to be sure your piano stays in good condition. When moving, that can be a tough proposition.
Pianos are one of the most difficult pieces of furniture to move because of their size, weight and intricacies. When you need your piano moved from one location to the next, call on Piano Movers Extraordinaire. We can get your piano to its new home safe and sound.
We provide piano moving services for the Twin Cities area. We can also move pianos throughout the state of Minnesota if needed. Our experienced staff have the knowledge and equipment necessary to get your piano to its new destination safely.
In addition to piano moving, we also offer piano storage in our climate-controlled building, and if you have a piano that has outlasted its usefulness, we can dispose of it for you.
We are excited to have a new website and a blog to keep you informed of any news, events or information related to pianos and piano moving. We hope you will check back often and keep us in mind anytime you need piano moving services.
For more than 40 years, Piano Movers Extraordinaire has helped people relocate their precious pianos. If you have a piano that needs to be moved, count on the professionals. Give us a call at 763-784-8123 or fill out our form for a free estimate.