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.