WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED BEFORE CALLING A PIANO MOVER?
What type of piano is to be moved. The 3 main types of pianos are uprights, baby grands and full sized grands.
The address where the piano is located, and the address where the piano is being delivered to.
Any steps, stairs, turns or landings, inside or outside of both locations.
Requested move date. (if you have one available).
Any other special needs or circumstances need to be made clear before move as you may incur additional costs on the day.
CAN MOVING A PIANO AFFECT ITS SOUND?
The answer is no, unless whoever is moving it has a bad accident. Moving your piano cannot actually affect the sound of it. In general, the sound of a piano can change due to variations in humidity and temperature, which causes the steel and wood parts in a piano to contract and expand. That is why once moved, the tuner is able to come and tune the piano once it has sat in a room for 2-3 weeks to settle.
Your piano will need to be tuned after it has been moved. Additional factors that could cause your piano to sound different are the acoustics of the room that it is in and the piano’s size. You should be aware that hardwood floors reflect sound and carpets actually absorb sound.The sound may seem louder if a piano is in a smaller space than it used to be, or it might sound a lot quieter if the piano is in a larger room than before the move.
HOW MUCH NOTICE DO I NEED TO GIVE A1 PIANO MOVING?
The amount of notice that is needed will depend on when you need the piano to be collected and delivered. It is common for A1 piano moving company to work on a first come, first served basis.
You may need to give us companies up to 2-3 weeks notice, especially at busy times of the year. When it is not that busy, you might only need to give them a day or two’s notice. If you do need your piano to be moved on a certain day, you should let us know as muchl in advance as possible if you wish to avoid disappointment.
WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE A PROFESSIONAL PIANO MOVING TEAM?
The main reason for hiring a professional piano moving team as they may not have correct equipment to move its safely. If you are thinking of using a normal household removal company to move your piano, you will be taking a risk. The value of your piano could be as high as £200,000, depending on the age, make, model and condition.of the piano.
Trying to make use of any type of mover who does not have experience in moving pianos might seem like the cheaper option, but in most cases there will be some type of problem and you will need to hire a professional after all.
This means that you will end up paying twice for your move.
CAN A PIANO BE MOVED ON ITS CASTORS?
Over time, as the piano sits in one place, the casters tend to deteriorate. So they can easily jam up on you when you go to push the piano. Pushing a grand piano around on its leg casters can cause a leg to break. Pushing an upright piano on them could break both front legs. Some uprights such as the one shown below have 4 decorative legs with casters and any one of them could be easily broken by pushing the piano on them. Please be aware that this can also majorly damage your flooring. We have been called out to people that have called up a friend with a van and they do more damage than good.