There’s no denying that the piano has made a 21st-century comeback in homes and online, with retailers reporting strong sales and a growing number of people taking up or returning to the instrument. With the global piano market expecting to report a CAGR of over 2% during the 2020-2024 period, so does the rise in piano removals from one home to another.
Pianos are not just musical instruments. They can also be valuable investments or cherished family heirlooms passed from one generation to the other. Therefore, it’s essential you invest in an expert piano removal company when the time comes for moving one.
What is a Piano Removal Service?
Removing and transporting a musical masterpiece takes more than just a few people. Specialist equipment such as piano dollies, piano shoes and protective coverings are used to ensure that the transportation and relocation is seamless.
An expert piano removals team will often start with a consultation to ensure the piano can be moved within the space it has and what exact equipment the team will need to transport it successfully. Once this has been established, they will work their magic to ensure everything goes smoothly.
Why do you Need an Expert Company?
Every piano is different; whether it be the size, shape or material, it’s crucial the team you hire are specialists. But there’s so much more to hiring the right team based on a few more factors below.
Having the right amount of experience is often overlooked. With so many different types and styles of pianos on the market today, it’s best to look for a company that has at least a decade of experience in piano removals and transportation. Having a good amount of experience ensures the team are equipped to handle your piano with the care and attention it deserves.
As mentioned previously, the proper equipment is a significant consideration for piano removals as each one may require different tools. Upright pianos will be transported with a piano trolley, a four-wheeled appliance which can hold the weight of these piano types. Grand pianos, on the other hand, are moved on piano shoes, which are large surfboards varying in size. These allow pianos to be transported securely in a vertical position, allowing the movers to remove the legs and transport the instrument more efficiently.
You shouldn’t have to worry with an expert piano removals team, but in the unexpected event that something goes wrong, it’s always better to be safe than sorry, so always ask for proof of in-transit and public liability insurance to ensure that your chosen company can pay for any damages to your piano.
At Edwards Removals, we offer comprehensive removals and storage insurance, also known as ‘goods in transit and storage insurance’. This particular policy means that your piano is protected at all stages of transportation and storage while also being underwritten by a specialist insurer. In the event of any property damage, we also offer public liability insurance and property protection waivers for ease which can be called upon in the unlikely event of damage.
Depending on your situation, you might just need a safe and secure place to store your piano. Whether you’re temporarily relocating, renovating your home, or just need some extra space, ensure beforehand that your chosen company has sufficient and secure storage space for your piano.
For added protection and peace of mind, we can also build a bespoke wooden piano crate, similar to wooden art crates, to allow any piano and corresponding parts to be stored with that added level of protection.
Pianos are incredibly fragile and sensitive to scratches and damage when moved incorrectly. It takes more than just some tape and a blanket to prevent potential harm when moving a piano, which is why we’d recommend not moving one yourself. An expert piano removal team, however, takes away all the worry when it comes to damage prevention with the right tools and years of experience.
Peace of Mind
When you hire the right team, you should have peace of mind with every step of the journey. Looking for the above features, from experience and equipment to insurance policies, will ensure you have a swift and smooth experience.
Need to Transport a Piano Soon?
Whatever your circumstance, let Edwards Removals help make your move as smooth as possible with our specialist piano removals team. Our service includes a complete packing provision, ensuring your piano is as protected as possible, with the option of a dedicated move manager to take care of every aspect of the move.