Moving a piano may seem like something you and your friends might be able to ‘pull off’, but it’s very easy to get over your head when moving one. A piano is a delicate musical instrument and moving one involves several steps and is best left in the hands of professional piano movers. Here are several tips that you can use for moving a piano.
The first tip is to make sure that the piano is actually going to fit in the space that you are moving it to. If you live on the 8th floor of a condo like Toscana on A1A in Boca Raton, will the elevator be able to accomodate the size of the instrument? Therefore, you are going to need to measure the room so that you will be confident about the fact that it will fit. It is also a good idea to measure the staircases and doors in the area.
The second tip is to make sure that you are equipped to handle the job. You will need to own the role of piano mover for the day. This means that you need to make sure that you have everything that you need to move the piano properly. Some of these things are going to include straps, a dolly, dampening pads, a truck, a ramp and other equipment.
The third tip is to make sure that all of the paths that you are going to be moving the piano is cleared. This is going to be especially true about the door that you will be traveling through to get the piano into the new place. The door of the place where you are going to be moving it from will also need to be cleared of anything that can get in your way.
The fourth tip is to be as secure and safe as possible when you are moving the piano. This means that it needs to be one of the first things that you put on the truck when you are moving. It is important to remember that the casters might not always roll when you want them to. But this could also be different if you don’t want them to roll and they end up rolling for you. In order to make sure that you don’t have to worry about the casters rolling or not rolling, then you will need to secure the piano with the ropes and straps.
The fifth tip is to make sure that you have a path that you are going to be taking while you are moving the piano. This is going to be especially true if you need to go up and down the stairs with the piano. You want to make sure that the stairs are actually going to be able to take the weight of the piano while you are moving it.
The sixth tip is to make sure that the piano stays in tune. Even if everything goes the way that you planned when you were moving the piano, there is still a chance that it can get out of tune during the move. You will need to be prepared for it to be tuned up after you have moved it. But most of the time, the experts recommend that you wait about a month before it is tuned by a professionals.
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