Transporting pianos requires experts
"Pianos are fragile musical instruments, but they are heavy: 250 to 600kg! The reason why moving pianos is so difficult is because their weight is not evenly distributed. No-one should move a piano without knowing the relevant specialised techniques, as they could easily damage the exterior or interior of the instrument. That is why we recommend you only use the services of professionals who have the skills to undertake such a task: piano movers. They have the necessary skills, and they use leather harnesses for lifting. They also protect each piano with a special cover or other protective material. If there are any tricky issues such as taking a piano through a window, piano movers will come and do a pre-move check, assessing all potential problems so that no harm comes to the piano, the building or the movers themselves! Their special equipment allows them to overcome a wide range of problems without the instrument sustaining any signficant damage. Too many pianos are transported by general removal companies who do not know the necessary techniques but undercut professionals on price, sometimes dishonestly.
The results are often catastrophic: shocks to the piano, tears and marks on carpets and floors, damage to corridors... And often there is no insurance! (Just wait to hear what building management companies think of that!) Of course, professional movers are not immune to problems when transporting pianos. Pianos are heavy and difficult to move in stairwells or tight corridors, and the movers don’t have super powers! If there is any small and inconsequential damage, we advise considering this the price one has to pay for moving such an item.
Using the services of professional movers means you can relax knowing that you are covered by appropriate insurance, which must be mentioned on the documents relating to the removal. (Insurance policy and value covered by the movers)