Chances are, if you’re considering taking your piano with you when you move, it’s probably pretty valuable either from a financial standpoint or emotionally. For a lot of players, these instruments are as close to priceless as there is.
A lot of people learn the hard way why piano moving companies in Canada exist. If you try to move a piano yourself, you open yourself up to a lot of risk. There’s so much that can go wrong in moving a piano. If you’re moving to a new home and need to relocate a piano, whatever the reason or situation, hire professional piano movers. Here are a few of the reasons why you don’t want to go it alone.
They’re hard to move
It sort of goes without saying but moving a piano is no joke. They’re heavy, hard to grip, and a mistake can literally cost you $1,000s in repairs. Notoriously difficult, you don’t want to accidentally drop, smash, or damage your piano because it wasn’t properly secured or handled.
You’re saving money by hiring piano movers
You may think you’re ‘saving’ something by doing it on your own but unfortunately, when it comes to costs, you’re probably not. You still need to rent a truck, obtain piano moving equipment and supplies, hire additional people to not only pack your piano in for transport but also to move it in and set it up, and after all that if it’s a long-distance move, there could be more logistics issues thrown in there on top of that. Cost-wise, when you hire piano movers, you’re simplifying it for you. You get one quote and cost, and that’s it. At the end of the day, a comparison will show you that you’ll probably be spending less hiring experienced piano movers to help.
You don’t need to worry about a thing!
Hire expert piano movers and you don’t need to worry about the hassle of moving this bulky, expensive instrument. All the details are taken care of for you, regardless of whether you’re moving it across the city or to another province.
Piano movers know the value of the instrument
When you hire a piano mover in Canada, you’re hiring a company that knows the ins and outs of moving these instruments of course but you’re also partnering with a team that knows the value that comes with owning a piano. It’s a marvelous instrument, treasured in many families, and provides a distinguished character to a room. In some cases, the pianos previously belonged to a family member which means it has an added sentimental value. A piano mover’s top priority at all times is to ensure safe, protected transportation from point A to point B. Experienced, expert-level movers specializing in pianos and similar instruments shouldn’t have any problem following through.
They know the physics of the instrument
Piano movers are trained in how to move a piano, have the muscle to lift and stabilize it and come with a team to support a protected move. Have you moved a piano before? If you haven’t, you may not be familiar with the challenge of how to get it through the doorway in a safe, protected way. Also, what if it needs to be lifted to the second floor? Maneuvering an instrument like this into an elevator or up the stairs can also pose a threat. The dangers of piano moving may surprise you and by that point, it may be too late. Narrow staircases, doorways, logistics of all varieties make the task of moving a piano not so easy. Professional movers, however, can help.
Piano movers have the equipment
In transporting a piano, it’s so important to have it packed properly and secured. Experienced piano moving services already have the equipment and everything that’s needed to transport delicate objects like a piano. They can guarantee no damage in a way that a lot of everyday homeowners can’t. For example, in our experience, a lot of people moving without a service take shortcuts in packing some of their most valuable possessions. A lot of the time, it works out fine. Sometimes though, it doesn’t. Do you want to take the risk with your piano? This isn’t just another household item.
They oftentimes come with insurance
A big advantage of hiring a professional moving company to move your piano is that they oftentimes come with insurance. This is something you should verify beforehand. Don’t assume. Some companies may only provide a certain type of insurance. Verify that the piano moving service you hire is taking full responsibility for the task and has the insurance to cover any possible damage. The contract you sign should specify clearly the insurance coverage for the make and model of your piano so that you know, if something does happen, your piano can be restored back to its original condition.
Will any specialty moving service do?
Piano moving falls in the category of specialty moving services in Canada. The companies in specialty moving usually specialize in delicate or bulky moves. Unfortunately, these services can vary in experience and knowledge. Ensure the company you hire is experienced specifically in piano moving. If they can’t answer basic questions about how they intend to move your piano, insurance rates, and any other sort of guarantees or protections they may be able to offer, abandon them and go to the next name down on your list.
You’re saving yourself injury and stress
A move of any kind of hard enough. The added stress of figuring out how you’re going to move your piano just adds to it and unnecessarily so. Simplify it. When you have a piano that needs moving in Canada, hire a professional who knows their stuff. You won’t have to worry about damage to the piano or a physical injury to you. Come moving day, the entire experience will end up feeling so much easier the tougher tasks are being delegated to a team with the equipment, trucks, and manpower to help.
Are you looking for piano moving services in Canada? Metropolitan Movers is not just any moving company. With locations across the country, we train all our movers on specialty items including pianos. They’re not easy to move for the average homeowner and we want to help. We’re a phone call away. Make moving a piano easy. Actually enjoy moving this time around!