Piano Moves and Piano Moving

Sterling Van Lines offers piano moving services across the United States. We can be almost anywhere in the continental United States within 2 weeks. We can handle everything from pianos, fine art, crystal and antiques to electronics and computers with full service door to door inside delivery and pick-up.

How Professional Piano Movers Move Baby and Grand Pianos

For piano movers, the most important part of piano moving is packing the piano. This means wrapping the piano in a series of blankets so that the surface of the piano isn’t scuffed or gouged (refinishing a piano can be very expensive). Making sure the piano is moved in a way that avoids damaging bumps and scrapes is a piano mover’s second most important task. Any professional piano mover worth their salt will have special tools for the job: like a piano dolly (a heavy duty 4-wheeled dolly with uni-directional wheels that can support a piano’s weight) and a piano board (a long board that the piano is strapped to for the purpose of moving the piano).

As a piano moving expert we can offer distinct advantages:

  1. Piano movers will prepare the grand piano for moving: Remove the lyre of the piano, the lid of the piano and the piano lid hinges. Wrap the piano parts in blankets. Lay two blankets over the top of the piano board.
  2. While two piano movers hold the piano up, a third piano mover removes the left and rear piano legs. The piano legs will either screw off or be released at the turn of a wooden or metal tab.
  3. The piano movers then ease the piano on to the piano board.
  4. The Piano movers then remove the remaining (right) leg.
  5. Next, the piano movers wrap the piano with moving blankets leaving some air vents so there’s no condensation inside the piano.
  6. The piano movers then strap the piano to the piano board making sure that any belts or buckles from the straps do not gouge the sides of the piano.
  7. The grand piano on the piano board is then placed on a sturdy, four-wheeled piano dolly by piano movers.
  8. The piano movers can now move the piano around and into a truck safely.
  9. The Piano movers then remove the remaining (right) leg.

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SPINET / CONSOLE PIANO MOVING

Vertical pianos with a height in excess of 36 inches but not in excess of 42 inches.

STUDIO UPRIGHT PIANOS MOVES

Vertical pianos with a height in excess of 42 inches but not in excess of 46 inches.

UPRIGHT PIANO MOVING

Vertical pianos with a height in excess of 46 inches.

PLAYER UPRIGHT PIANO MOVING

Vertical pianos with a height in excess of 42 inches and with an electric or pump player mechanism built into the case of the piano.

SPINET ORGANS MOVING

Small organs in which the pedals do not detach before moving and/or with a maximum of two 44 noted keyboards with one octave attached.

CONSOLE ORGAN MOVES

Larger organs with detachable pedals and/or with more than two 44 noted keyboards with more than one octave attached.

CONCERT ORGAN MOVING

Very large organs with detachable pedals and a size in excess of 44 inches high, 31 inches wide and 56 inches long, and/or a combined cube in excess of 44 cubic feet.

BABY GRAND PIANO MOVING

Grand pianos with a length not to exceed 6 feet.

STUDIO GRAND PIANO MOVING

Grand pianos in excess of 6 feet in length but not in excess of 6 feet 6 inches.

PARLOR GRAND PIANO MOVES

Grand pianos in excess of 6 feet 6 inches in length but not in excess of 7 feet 6 inches.

CONCERT GRAND PIANO MOVING

Grand pianos in excess of 7 feet 6 inches in length but not in excess of 9 feet.

PLAYER BABY GRAND PIANOS

Grand pianos with a length not in excess of 6 feet and with an electric or pump player mechanism attached to the case.

PLAYER STUDIO GRAND PIANO

A Grand piano with a length that is in excess of 6 feet but not in excess of 6 feet 6 inches and with an electric or pump player mechanism attached to the case.

PLAYER PARLOR GRAND PIANO

A Grand piano with a length that is in excess of 6 feet 6 inches but not in excess of 7 feet 6 inches and with an electric or pump player mechanism attached to the case.

PLAYER CONCERT GRAND PIANO

A Grand piano with a length in excess of 7 feet 6 inches but not in excess of 9 feet with an electric or pump player mechanism attached to the case.

Contact Sterling Van Lines today at (800) 264-6313 or by email regarding your small move. We’ll be happy to help, and to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.

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