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Why You Should Never Move a Piano Yourself

Do you have a piano you need to relocate? Thinking about doing it yourself? You may want to reconsider once you finish reading this article. As we'll point out, moving your own piano can be risky. For a number of reasons. 

Pianos hold a sacred place in our hearts and homes. Oftentimes they're passed down from loved ones and bring with them cherished memories. When it comes time to move your piano to a new place, you may be tempted to do it yourself. But don't let hubris get the best of you. Moving a piano is risky business, even for the pros. Here are a few reasons you shouldn't do it yourself. 

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It's dangerous

On average pianos weigh anywhere between 300 to 500 lbs. That's a lot of mass. It's like trying to move an uncooperative professional football lineman. The fancier the piano, the heavier it weighs too. Should anything untoward happen during its transportation, a piano can inflict serious pain, injury, or even death upon its movers. This is especially true when it comes to moving a piano up or down stairs. Even if you have the right equipment, a lapse of judgment could prove catastrophic. 

You could damage the instrument

Pianos may be built to last on the outside, but their inner workings are extremely sensitive. The intricate organization of strings and hammers which rest inside are highly susceptible to damage, and it doesn't take much to throw them out of tune. While everything may look fine on the outside after you successfully move your piano yourself, once you sit down and begin rapping the keys you may be in for an unpleasant surprise. You may have to spring for costly repairs, or worse yet, start shopping for a brand new piano. 

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You could damage your property

The shape of a piano is not generally conducive to moving. Many of them are unable to be moved through doorways, and must be taken apart in order to do so. Which is a whole other can of worms. Those pianos that can fit through doorways usually barely do. This presents the opportunity for damaged doors, door frames, and door jambs. Other potential casualties of a DIY piano move include tile or hardwood flooring, drywall, and bannisters. Basically anything that's nearby your piano as it's being moved can be damaged by it. If you're selling your home (or have already sold it), having to repair damage you've caused as a result of moving your piano yourself could be a costly endeavour. 

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Hopefully we've dissuaded you from carrying out your own piano move. In the end, were you to move your piano yourself, the amount of time and money spent renting the right equipment and planning and executing the move could end up costing you more than if you were to go with the pros right off the bat. 


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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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