Parkview Moving has moved upright pianos and grand pianos of all shapes and sizes for our residential moving customers. Whether you are moving around the corner or across the province all the necessary precautions will be taken to ensure the safe arrival of your piano.
Upon arrival we will be sure to look for the easiest path to remove your piano and then prepare their route using clean rubber floor runners to protect all wood, ceramic and carpet floors. They will then quickly inspect your piano for any damages prior to the move and bring these to your attention. Our movers will then place pads on your piano and securely tape it. In the case of a baby grand piano, each piece removed from the unit will be separately padded before being loaded into the truck.
Your piano will then be placed and secured on special piano moving equipment before being transported into our truck for safe travel, where it is draped with 2 more pads and is double ratchet strapped to the interior for security. During delivery, Parkview Moving will perform the complete process in reverse and once again do an inspection on your piano.
The cost of moving a piano is determined by how many people will be required to move it the size of the piano and access to the home. Information required includes number of stairs, length of walk, turns, landing or corners on stairs, tightness of stairways, entrances or hallways and other obstacles.
Main floor to main floor moves are the easiest and can usually be done fairly quickly within 20 minutes on each end of the move. A main floor to main floor move may consist of a few stairs outside the home.
Internal moves also tend to be very quick as well and usually fall within our minimum charge with easy access, from one room to another on the main floor, garage into the home or up or down a flight within the home.
The most difficult piano moves typically are those coming out of basements. Many times there have been renovations done to the home since the piano went down and the access is tighter. Any move where a flight of stairs is not straight and involves turning the piano while on the stairs can be difficult.
Curving, low clearance and short landings also bring their own challenges to a piano move and will require a minimum of 3 team members for your move.
It’s important when booking your piano move to give us the most accurate description of the access at both locations. Where necessary, pianos with difficult access may require a waiver for both the piano and surrounding structures in order to proceed with the move.