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Moving a piano may seem like an easy job that you can do yourself, but trusting it to the removal experts is the only way you can relax, knowing your piano is in safe hands.
Here are some factors to consider when looking for a piano removal service and what you need to do to safely transport your precious musical instrument.
A piano removal service is a team of professionals who specialise in moving pianos. Hiring a professional piano carrier will ensure your piano arrives at its destination intact and without damage.
A piano removal team will safely move your piano and deliver it to its new home. They will give you a quote based on distance travelled, the size and weight of your piano and how easy it is to access. Once they arrive, any hardware will be removed and your piano will be securely wrapped up before it is moved.
Getting a referral from a friend is a good place to start looking for a piano removal service. You can also ask your piano teacher, your child's music teacher, and the local music store who they use to move their pianos.
Another option is to search websites like Airtasker and Oneflare to find piano movers in your area.
After you've decided on a piano removal service, you will need to speak to someone regarding the job. They will want to know the size and weight of your piano, the date of the move, where it is currently located and where it is going.
The cost to remove your piano will depend on the size, where it's located and the distance travelled. Professional piano removals are billed on an hourly basis and the number of removalists involved. You can generally expect to pay between $100 - $250 per hour.
It's a good idea to get least three quotes from local piano removal services and compare prices, experience and qualifications. A professional piano removal service should be fully insured and well-trained so you know your piano is in good hands.
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
Before your piano is moved make sure you give it a thorough inspection. Take photographs and make a note of any existing scuffs or marks. Empty the piano stool and pack up its contents, and check to see that the piano itself is free of sheet music or anything you may have placed in or on the piano.
The movers will need a clear path to remove the piano, so you'll want to move everything out of the way before they arrive. It's also a good idea for pets and children to be safely out of the way during the move.
Your piano is a precious musical instrument that needs to be handled with care and expertise. Here is a checklist of questions to ask before you make your final decision:
It is best to be at home during the site assessment and the move. You will need to go through an inspection of the piano together, in case your piano is damaged during the move and you need to file an insurance claim. You will also want to meet the piano removal team at their destination to show them where exactly you want the piano to go.
Moving your piano is the kind of job you want to leave to the professionals to ensure your piano arrives safely and undamaged.
How far in advance should you book a piano removal?
A professional piano removal team can move many pianos each week, so you will want to book several weeks or months ahead of time to ensure it coincides with your moving date.
Is there anything a piano removal team can't help with?
Not all piano removal teams are equipped to tune, maintain, and store pianos.
Can I get my piano removed today?
If you find a piano removal service company that is available the same day you call, chances are they are not worth hiring. You want a successful company that is busy moving pianos every day of the week, as they will have more experience and be covered under insurance.
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