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Moving A Piano Within Your Own Home

By Jeffrey Jackson

Pianos are rather large instruments. Due to their size, they are also rather heavy. Extra care must be taken to protect the piano, the house, and especially those helping to move it. Help from a Utah piano mover or someone experienced in moving pianos would be helpful.

You first need to decide where you want your piano to end up. An upright piano should be placed against an inside wall where there is less fluctuation in temperature and humidity. Changes in temperature and humidity affect the piano’s pitch.

Once you have decided where you will be putting the piano, measure to make sure it will fit. You don’t want to have to move your piano more than once. Also measure any doorways, hallways or other paths you will need to move the piano through to make sure you can get the piano to the desired location.

To move an upright piano, you need at least two strong men; four is even better. It is also best if Utah piano movers use a heavy duty piano dolly. Upright pianos have handles on the back, so the movers can grab the handle in one hand, and place the other hand under the keyboard to lift the piano.

If you will be moving a grand piano, you need at least three strong men, positioned so that one is at each leg of the piano. If you have to move a grand piano through a doorway, you have to remove the legs and pedals and will need more direction than this article will give. Utah piano movers will be glad to assist you.

Pianos usually have small wheels under their legs, so you can roll them short distances. If you are rolling them on carpet, you should lift the weight of the piano off the wheels slightly so it rolls more easily. If the front legs are thin spindle legs, be especially careful not to break them off.

If you plan to move the piano more than just a few feet, a piano dolly is a great help. Lift the piano so you can position the dolly under the center of the piano. Steady the piano at both ends while you roll it to it’s new location.

When you roll the piano, push from the ends, not sideways. Be mindful of bumps, steps and uneven places. After you get the piano to the desired location, carefully remove the piano dolly and position your piano as you like.

Two Man Movers is a Utah Moving Company that specializes in Piano mover, residential and commercial mover. With Ten years of experience, these Salt Lake City movers will make your move safe and easy.

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