Pianos and organs have been around for centuries and at least for that long, they have been passed from one generation to the next. This means that there are hundreds, probably thousands of pianos that are moved on a daily basis. Many pianos and organs are easily damaged in transit due to their awkward structure and heavy weight that makes it difficult to transport them. There are tons of dangers involved in moving pianos and organs, especially where there’s lack of experience and expertise.
What can go wrong?
The correct equipment, experience and knowledge in this field are the most important and crucial elements of moving pianos and organs. These are required to ensure that musical instruments make it to their destination safely and intact, and that none of the manpower involved in the move are injured. Many are the times that piano buyers and owners opt to move their instruments by themselves or call in unqualified people to help with the move. Whether they do this to escape the cost of professional pianos is not certain.
This practice has resulted in a lot of damage not only of pianos and organs, but homes have also suffered in the process. Moreover, injuries often occur. As the homeowner or the helpers are not experienced, do not have proper equipment or aren’t insured, the problem consequently falls on piano owners and their Homeowner’s Insurance.
The typical piano and organ requires the right equipment and at least two expert movers depending on the type of piano. The beauty of professional piano and organ moving against DIY is that the move is properly insured, the crew is experienced and the availability of appropriate moving equipment.
A few strong men are not all that’s required to move pianos and organs. Quality equipment is crucial for any move. Remember that the move should not just protect your musical instruments: it also needs to ensure that the people moving it as well as the building they are being moved out of and into are protected. This means using industrial standard padding around the organ. Dollies in proper working order are also required to prevent damage to the floors and to make the move easier by making the piano or organ almost weightless. Moving your grand piano without a skid boarder is a disaster waiting to happen, and one that occurs often. These pianos also require plenty of moving pads and straps.
The best asset for any piano or organ, other than equipment, is an experienced crew. This is not to say that strong people are not necessary for a piano move, but the results would be more effective if they knew how to use moving equipment to their advantage. Leverage is also just as important as good equipment and strength. Experienced piano manpower know how best to treat your instruments before and during transit up to the point where piano gets to the new location. They are careful to wrap your piano with padding for protection, lift and secure it in the truck and how to secure the moving parts of the piano. Most companies often ensure that their crews are not only insured, but also tested for drugs and physical fitness.
In a nutshell, a DIY piano and organ move is likely to result in injuries as well as damage to building and instrument and ultimately, increased costs. On the other hand, a professional move ensures that your piano or organ is handled with care to prevent damage and injuries. Once your piano is the hands of professional piano movers in Los Angeles, you can rest assured that it is in safe hands!