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Fact Or Fiction: Common Piano Moving Myths

Fact Or Fiction: Common Piano Moving Myths

If you plan on moving and you have a piano to transport, you need to hire piano movers. Some people think that moving a piano is easier than it really is or they don’t think about it until moving day comes. Moving a piano is a heavy and awkward task that you don’t want to do wrong. Trying to improperly lift any object that weighs as much as a piano does can be detrimental to your body, particularly your back, but a piano is also a very expensive item that often carries great sentimental weight as well.

You don’t want to damage your piano or yourself while attempting to move it. Here are the facts about moving a piano and why piano movers are so important.

The Truth About Moving Pianos

  • Myth: Any Movers Can Move A Piano. 
    Reality: Movers typically deal with packed boxes, furniture that isn’t incredibly heavy and items that can be manipulated to get them where they need to go, but pianos are unique. Upright pianos can weigh between 400 and 900 pounds and grand pianos can weigh 1300 pounds or more! To move these heavy and delicate items, they need to be managed by people experienced with handling pianos and who have the specialty equipment required.
  • Myth: You Need More Than 3 People To Move A Piano. 
    Reality: While pianos are large and very heavy, you don’t actually need a whole team of people to move them. What you do need are the skills of a professional and piano lifting equipment. Brute force, no matter how many people are involved, is not always enough and instead you need to use leverage, skill, and experience.
  • Myth: Use The First Piano Mover You Can Find. 
    Reality: Moving a piano is a big task and should take some research. You should always check the online reviews to make sure they treat their clients and pianos well. You can also check to see what services the company offers, and make sure it aligns with what you need.
  • Myth: Moving A Piano Can Be Quick And Easy Without Planning.
    Reality: Pianos are big, heavy, and fragile and you need to plan ahead if you want your piano moved safely. Some people might think because it’s a single item that it can be done last minute, but in reality if you want your piano undamaged and you need to call a piano mover, which requires an appointment. Piano movers sometimes have to get creative with how to get the piano out of the house, including taking the piano out through windows, balconies, through snow or rain, up hills, and more. Depending on the architecture of the house and the layout of the landscape, sometimes it takes creativity. It can also take some very specialty equipment which may need to be prepared in advance.

Get Your Piano Moved The Right Way With Precision Movers In Calgary

Whether you need a residential moving company or a commercial moving company, make your move easy by calling Precision Movers ahead of time. Over the past 28 years, our professional piano movers have successfully relocated over 31,000 pianos, baby grand pianos, and organs within Calgary. You can be assured that your piano will be safely transported in a timely manner by our experienced and professional piano movers. For any questions or if you would like to book an appointment, contact us using the contact form or call our Calgary office at 1-403-540-4393.


Q: Can Precision Movers move the rest of my things?
A: Yes, Precision Movers can move all of your possessions, including your piano. We are a Calgary based moving company that offers top quality moving services for all of your needs, including residential and commercial moving, luxury furniture moving, and safe moving. Whether you’re moving from Alberta to British Columbia or from NW Calgary to SE Calgary, Precision Movers can make your moving process easy and stress free. Contact us to get a free quote.

Q: Can I get a piano moved to the second floor?
A: Yes, depending on the size of the stairwell, Precision Movers are able to bring a piano upstairs. Piano movers will typically use a series of dollies and planks to get the piano up the stairs, but this should only be attempted by professionals. Do not try to take a piano up stairs yourself.

Q: What do I need to consider when moving a piano into storage?
A: If your new home doesn’t accommodate your piano, or you need to store it somewhere in between relocations, it’s important to get a storage unit that is climate controlled. Pianos are delicate and being exposed to harsh weather, dryness, or moisture, can cause damage. The team at Precision Movers are happy to provide piano moving services into a new home or a storage unit.

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