Pianos can be valuable both in terms of the monetary value and the sentiment behind them. When you move to a new home, these are the possessions you want to ensure are transported with extra care to make sure they are not damaged. At TFM Removals we have a great deal of experience handling pianos both large and small and can deliver a professional service to get your treasured instrument to its new home safely.
The biggest challenge with pianos, whether they are upright or grand varieties, is that they tend to be large and bulky. You may face various obstacles during the removal process, such as tight doorways and accessibility problems. A solution needs to be found that will allow the instruments to be moved safely, without damaging them or the fabric of the property.
It is a good idea to dismantle the piano if it is possible. Legs, lids, music racks, pedals and bottom panels should always be removed. It is crucial that this dismantling is carried out professionally and all pieces are properly labelled and wrapped so the piano can be reassembled at the new address.
Even once the various parts of the piano are dismantled they are still large, heavy and fragile (some grand pianos can weigh over half a ton!). It is therefore essential that the correct equipment is used to move the piano. Specialist piano wheels are used in all cases and piano shoes are used in the case of grand pianos, these protect the piano from any marks or scuffs, while still making it safe for our staff to carry.
When the piano is successfully out of the property, it needs to be loaded on to the removal vehicle. A ramp or tail lift will likely be necessary. Ramps make loading easier and reduce the risk of damage and injury.
Once loading is complete the instrument needs to be protected while it is transported to the new address. It should be properly secured in place to prevent it from moving around. Packing blankets will be used to provide the additional protection that is needed.
At TFM Removals we have a lot of experience with pianos and have successfully transported them to addresses throughout the UK and further afield from properties across the country. We use our knowledge and skills to provide a comprehensive service and ensure valuable instruments are handled professionally and with great care. As one of the leading removal companies in Chelmsford, our clients can rely on us for an outstanding service.