Effects of Piano Moving and Storage

There are a variety of reasons you may require piano moving and storage this summer. Here at Piano Movers Extraordinaire we understand these reasons as well as our customers’ passion for their pianos; that’s why we take our job seriously. When you hire our professionals for piano moving and storage, we take all necessary precautions to protect your piano. But sometimes, even while in the care of the most professional of piano movers, minor effects can still occur. Here are some of the most common ones as well as precautions taken to avoid them. And, when you need piano moving and storage in St Paul or any of the surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to contact our kind and courteous piano professionals.

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Tuning Issues

An out of tune piano can be quite common after moving or storing a piano. This is generally not due to the actual physical moving of the piano but to the change in humidity from one location to another. This change takes anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to show its effect. For this reason, you should wait about two weeks after moving before having the piano tuned. Once your piano settles into its new home you’ll be able to have it tuned properly.

Grand Piano Pedals

Though this is usually only an issue with inexperienced movers (not like the ones here at Piano Movers Extraordinaire) grand piano pedals can become out of kilter after a move. Shims of leather or cardboard used to take up slack in the trapwork often fall out when the lyre is removed. However, it is a fairly simple matter for a piano technician to correct these problems when he or she comes to tune the piano.

Other Issues

Small changes in tuning or other effects on a piano is very unpredictable, especially if there is a large difference in humidity between the old and new locations. It is important to remember that a piano that has been in a damp or unheated place for many years should never be moved to a dry or well-heated location. Drastic environmental changes like these can wreak havoc on a piano.
The best way to ensure proper piano moving and storage is by hiring the professionals. Professional piano movers like those at Piano Movers Extraordinaire are able to anticipate any possible effects on your piano and provide warning ahead of time. We can also recommend trusted tuners and technicians to repair or readjust your piano if needed.

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

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