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Moving a piano is not an easy task to do, get in touch with our professional piano movers Nottingham to safely move your piano to its new destination. We have Listed our piano moving guide for you to see below.

Our Step-By-Step Guide On Piano Movers Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

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If you are buying a new piano or need your current piano transported safely to a new home then you can rely on our piano movers Nottingham to ensure that your piano is moved in the safest possible way. When maneuvering your piano to its new destination we will always ensure that it is carefully wrapped and packed using our specialist packaging materials. Piano shoes and specialist equipment will be used to move your piano to its new destination efficiently.

Some times, piano movers Nottingham might need to “keyboard” a baby and grand piano in order to move it: this will require removing the keyboard itself, just in case the piano will not fit through tight doorways. If you do not want this service then just let your piano movers Nottingham know from the outset that you don’t want this done.

Bearing in mind many other long distance piano movers Nottingham will not come out to your address, instead, you’ll be left with the responsible bringing your piano to your local piano dealer. And this is where our piano movers Nottingham can help with the transportation of your baby or grand piano to its new destination or new home.

Once our piano movers Nottingham have arrived with your piano at its new destination, they will make sure to place your piano somewhere that it will not be subject to major shifts in temperature – somewhere away from heating ducts, windows and doors. Even minor warping, which is caused by small temperature changes, can affect the piano’s sound and tuning.

If you are thinking of moving the piano yourself then reading our tips and info from piano movers Nottingham on how to move a piano before making a critical (not to mention expensive) mistakes. Planning on moving your piano by your self you must be aware that it will be a complicated task! Especially if you have no experience in piano removals and have never moved a piano before.

What you should do before moving a piano?

When moving a piano on your own and not using our specialist piano movers Nottingham, you will need to call on some very strong and healthy friends to help you to move it safely. Safety procedure will need to be explained to you and your friends to avoid causing damage to the piano or yourself. A piano falling on to your friends toe is not good experience for both part.

Take in our great instructions of how our professional piano movers Nottingham will successfully complete your piano removals whether you have an upright piano, baby grand Piano or a grand piano, our piano movers Nottingham will move it with little or no fuss at all.

Essential piano moving equipment:

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Work Gloves – Will protect and keep your hands safe they will stop your hands getting slippery which will give you the grip you will need to lift the piano safely.

Heavy duty dolly – will preserve tuning and avoid damaging your house floors or your piano. (Pianos should not be rolled around on their metal casters. The casters are just decorative and not very functional when used to move the piano around, they can easily gouge a new hardwood flooring.)

Plastic Covers – the most important task when moving a piano is packing it. This means wrapping and securing the piano with strong bubble wrap and removal blankets to stop the surface of the piano from being scuffed or gouged. (piano refinishing can a very expensive job, just as expensive as replacing the whole piano). In some circumstances, our piano movers Nottingham can delicate, internal moving parts that may need to be secured as well.

A piano board will help move the piano down stairs and upstairs with minimum turbulence. You will need to have strong, careful and reliable mates to help you – your friends should have no history of back problems, to help when moving the piano to its new destination.

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You will need to be sure that the new destination is big enough to fit a piano. What would happen if you moved your piano to your new house and it didn’t fit in any corner of any room? So to reduce a possible migraine, check the measurements of your piano and cross-reference them with the measurements of the room you plan to have your piano in.

Lower the lid and lock it before you start moving. Make sure it is locked.

Cover the piano with protective plastic cover to avoid scratches. This is especially important for means of transportation.

Try to put your piano in an area of a room where there are little or no drafts, where it is out of direct sunlight, and where the temperature and humidity are stable. This is because pianos are sensitive to humidity and temperature.

Lots of temperature and humidity swings cause a piano to go out of tune faster than normal, can damage the wood case, and if they are severe they can even eventually cause structural failure.

Don’t place your piano over or next to a heat vent and avoid putting it close to a fireplace. Don’t put in front of a window because that’s typically a drafty place as well as one with direct sunlight. Try to find a room in your home or apartment that has consistently stable temperature and humidity. That is the best room for your piano.

Making sure the piano is moved in a way that avoids damaging bumps and scrapes this is a piano mover’s second most important task. Think about the obstacle the piano has to cross while it is being moved out.

Any narrow stairs or passage ways?When a piano has to curve towards a new direction it needs some space to keep in mind in advanced. On the paper, a piano can enter where a human can. Its best actually to ask a professional in advanced whether it’s possible or not. It’s also important to make sure that when you move a piano that it is easily accessible from all sides.

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Here are the instructions that you should give before you start with moving the piano:

The piano should be always moved end ways and not sideways.
This can damage the internal workings. This can be beneficial for maneuvering around tight stairwells or anywhere where there is limited turning space.

Carrying the piano is allowed only with wearing work gloves to protect the hands and avoid them from being slippery. A person should be positioned on each end of the piano for an upright piano and at least three persons around a grand piano, one at each leg. Let no one other than your assigned movers touch the piano.

The next paragraph will show you how to move piano without causing back strain. do not bend your back. Lift you knees bent instead and keep you back straight in order to avoid severe back strain or injury.

How to move a piano without breaking the legs?
Be very careful to avoid putting too much weight on the legs. Get a few strong people to help if the piano is an upright. With an upright or spinet, tilt the piano back a little to take the pressure off the front legs, but be careful not to tip it back too far and tip it over. It’s not necessary (and not recommended) to lift the piano off the floor entirely.

Do not strain the legs of the piano when you move it on carpeting or over a threshold. Spinets and console pianos for example have thin front legs that can break off easily if caught. Tip the piano back very slightly as you roll it to avoid damage.

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Take your time. Move the piano only a few inches at a time. Make certain that the piano won’t tip over by being pushed over any obstacle too fast.

Take enough weight off the casters to make it roll more easily, but do not lift it off the floor.

Make sure you lift the casters over bumps in the floor, one leg at a time.

Describe the way the piano should go through in details. If it’s possible walk it with your friends so they can see it with their own eyes.

Plan in advanced and let your friends know what they have to do at each step and don’t spare them from any safety guidelines. Steps, carpets and other obstacles should be mentioned here.

Assign a friend of yours to hold of the handle behind the piano all the time while the piano is rolling.

These instructions will take you through the process

Lower the lid and lock it before you start moving. Make sure it is locked.

Cover the piano with protective plastic covers.

How to Move a Piano with a Heavy-Duty-Dolly?

Whenever a four-wheel piano dolly can be used to transport the piano – muscle power on the part of the crew to move it – is reduced to almost nothing. This is because all of the piano’s weight is centrally supported by the dolly. A piano properly balanced on a dolly is almost weightless and easily overcomes inertia on level surfaces.

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The dolly can be used to move a piano over level ground or on inclines and ramps or for tipping it up or down to get over a curb or 1 step.

The piano dolly also can be used to roll the piano over plywood or Masonite to traverse grass, cobblestones, gravel, sand or any other slightly uneven or loose surface.
When doing this though always use at least 4 or 5 people to push it and to rotate the plywood or Masonite (from behind to in front of the piano).

If the piano is mounted on its side, the heavier case of the piano should be balanced in its whole and just a bit of the side of the lighter(but none of its legs) supported by the dolly’s rubber cross slats.

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 Moving a Piano through Incline or Ramps?

On inclines or ramps you will notice how heavy the piano is on the low-end of the incline. On flat ground ends it might seem weightless on the dolly.

Use at least three friends of yours when moving even a small piano because one man has to control the light side and two men need to be positioned on the heavy side of the incline to handle this weight expression.

4. How to Move a Piano Through Stairs?

If you have one step in your moving path (and not more) then you better stable the piano on the dolly standing on its feet. Use a towel when you tip the piano to hold it from touching the ground and then stable it on the dolly as has been mentioned before.

One step – Cheating Gravity

It is possible to move you upright piano over one step by using a slight tip of the piano on the dolly up / down as it is being pushed along. Use the hump strap to lift one end of the piano on the dolly (welded together as one unit so to speak) over the step.

What we actually do is cheating gravity out of one step of carrying effort. In that way we don’t have to remove the piano from the dolly and put it again.That’s why it called cheating.
This cheat work only for one consecutive step with an upright because the bottom edge of the piano (on the low side of the tip) will scrape the ground chipping it. Also the angle of tip can become too much to keep the piano in balance on the dolly.

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 Two – Four steps

Step padding should be done here to be certain to not damage the piano’s bottom edge or the edge of the landing.
In order to do bigger cheats (up to as many as four consecutive low steps or as many as three consecutive higher steps at any given point on your move path) you must tip the whole upright up / down the steps by lifting it up and over the top step or lowering an upright down onto to a dolly or sliding the grand down onto a dolly.

For two, three, or four steps cheats up / down the stairs, the upright piano is first placed on its side on the dolly. Then, with the bottom of the upright facing the steps, it is positioned on the dolly up to and (if possible) over the first step in order to cheat the first step by the height of the dolly as the piano’s bottom is butted up to the side of the second step.

When the tip begins on this three-step cheat you should balanced the upright piano’s case on the first step, be careful not to let the weak leg touch the stair so as not to break it.

Then extricate the dolly from under the bottom side of the piano and place it between the piano and the stairs to protect its bottom and to expedite the dolly remount at the top of the stairs.
Then finish cheating the other two steps by tipping the piano forward onto the dolly and then up and over the stairs to be traversed.

If you have just one more step to traverse you wouldn’t be able to push the upright up on the dolly over the edge of the landing. Instead of using the dolly as a buffer just lay the piano on its bottom all the way up to the top step.

Then use a pad or some cardboard placed as a covering between the piano and the edge of the landing (to prevent scraping abrasion to the piano’s bottom edge or undercarriage). Tip it up and finish by pushing it up and onto the landing.

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Moving a Piano Down stairs

This same process is reversed when coming down the stairs. The piano is slid out to the two bottom men and they tip it towards the steps and lower it down once its out enough. When it finishes it’s descent onto the bottom step it can just be further tipped right up onto the dolly.
Again use a pad or a piece of cardboard as a buffer between a fine piano and the landing and the bottom step.
These cheating techniques are so much easier than having to get under the piano and actually carry it over these few steps.

5. How to Move a Piano in a Truck?

An upright piano should be placed on the truck with its keyboard side padded facing the truck’s wall so that if it gets scraped it only happens on the backside which does not damage the piano’s finish. The front keyboard side is protected by their pads.

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