Moving a Piano

Packing Like a Pro: How to Pack the Hardest Items

Pianos present special challenges for Concord movers (or really for anyone willing to grit and get the work done) for a variety of reasons, some of which are self-evident and some of which are surprisingly subtle:

  • Pianos are heavy and bulky.
  • They have many small fragile parts inside that can be expensive to repair or replace.
  • They can be damaged, or they can harm people if movers are inexperienced with pianos.

You Need Help
People can manage many aspects of moving on their own. But unless you possess either superhuman strength or highly technical tools (and lots of strong friends to assist), you will be ill advised to move a piano solo. Remember: pianos are tuned musical instruments. Move them unskillfully, and you’ll need to pay substantial money to a piano tuner on the other end of the process to make the instrument playable again.

Instead, be smart. Hire a packing and moving company that knows how to carefully prepare the piano for transport. The team needs to have the right equipment to do the job safely without damaging or scratching the piece. In some instances, the piano may even need to be disassembled and reassembled on the other end.

Costs
The cost of moving your piano will depend on:

  • Whether it is an upright, baby grand or grand piano.
  • Its weight.
  • The distance it is being moved.
  • Whether the movers must take it up or down stairs at any point in the process.

Piano moving costs start at $100 and go much higher depending on the factors above.

This Calls For Careful and Reliable Professional Movers

Moving pianos is a precise and challenging endeavor. Magic Moving is the best moving company in the Bay Area, at least according to our Kudzu reviews, Angie’s List awards and our A+ rating with the BBB. Call us now at (877) 242-2442 for an estimate to move your piano.