Piano Moving Services
Twins Moving & Storage, Inc. is also certified piano moving specialists. We offer safe keep handling with one of your most prized possessions.
Types of Pianos we are equipped to move
The art of moving pianos depends a lot on what kind of piano you have. Keyboards can usually be moved inside their own boxes, so when buying a keyboard we recommend you keep the original packaging. If you don't have some boxes available for pick up at any of our local offices, we can deliver them to you anywhere in the vicinity free of charge. We do not recommend moving keyboards in the standard moving blankets as there might be some dust on them and that could get into the keyboard keys. If no packaging material is used and a professional moving blanket is the only solution, bubble wrap or cellophane should be used to cover the keyboard before wrapping it into the moving blanket. For office moves, computer keyboards should be packed similarly to regular items and do not require the special care of keyboard instruments.
Upright Piano Moves
Upright pianos are the most common kind of piano moves request we get. They might be relatively compact but they are also fairly heavy so it is recommended to hire some reputable movers of Twins Moving & Storage, Inc. to handle the move in order to limit damage to the upright piano itself but also to walls/surroundings and possibly physical injury. The best way to move an upright piano is with a piano skid and 3-4 movers. Upright pianos are fairly compact so access is rarely a problem. However some neighborhoods are famous for very tight corners and always, some cases the piano might need to be moved through the balcony or in some extreme cases from the roof. In such cases a crane might be needed since hoisting the upright piano with cables from the balcony (can be done for large couches) would stress the hand rails and can be very hazardous.
Grand Piano Moves
In some localities with large houses there is a lot of demand for Grand Piano Moving services. This is a specialized kind of service and requires top of the line equipment but most importantly the expertise of experienced and qualified grand piano moving experts. Unlike the upright piano moving service, boxes and packing supplies can't be used but crating or 3 blanket and wrapping can be utilized. Because of the value and fragility of the high gloss enamel of grand pianos, the blankets must be securely taped and then strapped to the piano.
The legs have to come off and the piano needs to be tilted at a 90 degree angle. It must be rolled or carried vertically versus its normal horizontal position. Piano skid(s), dolly and a crew of at least 4 piano moving service experts must be present. After execution of the move a retuning of the piano will be required. Contact our specialist today for a price quote. 1-800-876-8393.