Moving the piano is not for the weak. Anyone who has ever done this knows that this difficult task requires serious manpower and training. It is so hard and exhausting that it has even taken its own niche in the relocation industry. Now all over the country you can find moving and storage companies specializing exclusively in the transportation of pianos.
Considering the fact that pianos usually weigh from 400 to 1000 pounds or more, we recommend hiring a professional moving company with experience in transporting pianos to do this job. Often a piano can be the most valuable and expensive item in the house. The price of a high-quality piano ranges from several thousand to more than 100,000 dollars. Given the value of the piano, the instrument must be handled with extreme care, which makes it even more necessary to attract professional movers.
However, if hiring professional movers is not part of your budget or schedule, most pianos can be transported with the help of friends. But, if you have a grand piano weighing 1,000 pounds or more, we strongly recommend spending on professionals. Such heavy pianos often require special equipment and care, which can only be provided by real professionals in the field of moving. In addition, if we are talking about steep stairs or narrow corridors, we advise you to contact professionals.
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