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4 Dangers of DIY Piano Moving

Are you wondering how to move your piano into your new home? Here’s why you should never attempt a DIY piano move and why hiring professional piano movers is always the best choice.

Whether you’re moving into a new home across town or to another province, moving a piano is a challenging and dangerous job. It requires planning, preparation, equipment, and a great deal of effort because they’re heavy, bulky, and very fragile.

Hiring a professional piano mover is always the best choice because they:

  • Lower your risk of injury
  • Have the right equipment and skills to do the job safely
  • Can save you time and money
  • Will ensure that your expensive instrument is insured and reaches your destination without any damage

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At Precision Movers, our team offers a wide range of commercial and residential moving services to help ensure your relocation goes as safely and smoothly as possible. Our professional piano movers will take the utmost care when transporting your instrument, eliminating many of the challenges you will face by doing it yourself.

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4 Dangers of DIY Piano Moving and Why You Should Always Hire Professional Movers

Moving a piano takes a lot of care and skill and trying to relocate it on your own can lead to personal injury and damage to your expensive instrument. Luckily, it’s easy and affordable to partner with a reputable piano moving company.

If you are considering moving a piano on your own, here are some of the potential pitfalls you may face:

1. Damage to Your Instrument

A piano is a delicate instrument that has many intricate working parts and lack of caution or damage to any part of it can lead to costly repairs. In some cases, you may need to purchase a new piano.

In addition to this, inexperienced movers are prone to miscalculation and can cause property damage. If you own a home, this damage could make it more difficult to sell your house, and if you rent, you could be on the hook for high repair costs.

Professional Movers Can Save You Money

When you work with Calgary movers who are well-versed in the transportation of your piano, you’ll get the peace of mind that comes from knowing the job will be done safely and efficiently. You can also rest assured that your piano will move to the new destination without any damage.

2. Personal Injury

Some pianos are extremely heavy which means that an injury resulting from improperly moving it can easily be catastrophic. Any money you may think you’re saving with DIY piano moving could pale in comparison to sky-high hospital and medical bills.

There is also the potential of unintentionally hurting children or pets and such injuries could result in fatal complications. Thankfully, you can avoid these scenarios by hiring a professional moving company who has the right equipment and skills to do the job safely.

3. You’ll Damage Your Floors, Walls, or Railings

When you move a piano yourself without any previous experience, not only could you damage the piano or cause injury to yourself, but you could also damage your property. You might damage the paint on your walls or cause scratches to your floors. If you have to move the piano downstairs, you could also dent or chip your railings.

What does this mean? While you might think that moving an instrument by yourself means that you’ll save money, you may end up paying even more in property repairs.

4. You’ll Waste Time

Most fully assembled pianos don’t fit through doors and around corners. A professional piano mover will know how to quickly take the instrument apart, transport it ,and reassemble it in your new home, which you might find time consuming or even impossible.

Moving a Piano Requires Specialized Equipment and Knowledge

Moving a piano requires the use of special boards and dollies that can move hundreds of pounds across a floor quickly and without damage, and this equipment isn’t cheap or easily accessible. However, a piano mover will have that equipment and the knowledge of how to use it, ensuring your piano gets to where it’s going without any damage.

Need Help Moving a Piano? Contact Precision Movers Today

Do you have a piano, safe, or other expensive appliances that require moving? To find out how our team of professional movers can help you get the job done safely and in a cost-effective manner, visit us at Precision Movers Ltd. 8-4040 Blackfoot Trail SE Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4E6. Alternatively, you can contact us at 403-540-4393 or fill in our online contact form.

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