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Why Not Handle Your Piano Moving San Diego Yourself?

Jan 12

Everyone loves taking on big projects on their own, particularly when it comes to saving money by doing a job that would otherwise be left to experts. Moving a piano is just one of those jobs. Although many think that the process of moving an instrument from San Diego is simple, however, it's just as vital to protect the piano.


Everyone knows that a piano has 88 keys, did you know that many pianos include more than 10,000 moving parts? It isn't easy to move such a delicate, heavy and advanced instrument without destroying it, and it is best for professionals to perform the task safely. It is possible to do it yourself, but it will require planning and guidance.


Step-by-step directions for moving a piano.


1. Take measurements of the new space.


It is important to confirm that your piano will be able to fit in its new home. Make sure to measure the doorways, space, and staircases to make sure there's no obstacle in moving the piano to its new residence.


2. Be sure that you are equipped with the right tools for the task.


At the minimum, you'll need piano dollies, cushions, and harnesses. However, depending on the kind of piano you have the equipment that you'll need will vary.


To play the upright piano you will need piano dollies.

To move the grand piano, you will require an uncommon item of equipment, called a piano skid board or piano board. Extra padding and strapping are required for this type of board, and the board must be of the right dimensions for the piano.


3. Find out the dimensions of the moving truck you'll require.


Write down everything you own, especially valuable items such as your piano and other furniture. Use it to figure out what size moving truck you'll need for your relocation.


4. Clear the path first.


A clear path between the old site and the new one is vital.


5. Check out the route you are on.


When you are taking the piano down or up ensure that you inspect the stairs to ensure that it is safe.


6. Based on the piano that is yours, you'll be required to move it around in various steps.


If you're moving an upright piano, make sure the piano dollies you're using are able to accommodate the full weight of the instrument. Transferring a grand or baby grand piano: prior to moving a grand or baby grand piano, it is recommended to remove the legs. To connect the instrument to the wooden board of the piano, you will require straps as well as a screwdriver (described above).


7. Securely fasten the piano to the truck by putting it on top.


One of the first items to be loaded on the truck must be the piano. Make use of straps and ropes in order to ensure that your piano is in a steady position during transport.


8. Tune the piano right away after you have completed the move.


Even if everything goes well moving a piano might result in it losing its tuning. Make sure to tune it after the move, however, many experts suggest that you wait for a month.


Beware of these mistakes when moving the piano. Now you know how to move a piano correctly and in a safe manner on your own. These are the most frequent mistakes to avoid.


  • Pianos can be huge and heavy.


Putting the piano on a scale that can determine how big the job is not an alternative. The question is, how do you determine how much the piano weighs since it affects your move method as you navigate narrow hallways, curving doorways, and, maybe worse of all, steps?

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