How Furniture Movers Melbourne move your piano revealed
The piano is a good piece to play memorable music and decor-wise it a has a value too. Having a grand piano is a dream of every house owner. As a proud owner of such a piece, have you ever wondered how the professionals move pianos? It’s a hectic task. Many things are there in your home that you can transport yourself, but the piano needs professional hands. Hiring Furniture Movers Melbourne must be your top selection.
Well, you might ponder of “why I can’t transport my piano myself?” Let me tell you why. A piano is too heavy to transport yourself. Well, you can call your friends to give you a hand, but muscle power is not the only thing to consider. A big piano can weigh up to 600kgs. It’s not just the weight, how that weight distributes make things tougher. You should have an idea about its center of gravity too. If it’s room to room transfer, you can give a try (not up or down the stairs.)
Furniture Movers Melbourne move hundreds of pianos a year, so their staff knows the proper technique. Last week, I hired Furniture Movers Melbourne to move my 550kg-piano into my new house. I studied their techniques and preparation before the move. Well, I am not suggesting you read this article and try moving your piano yourself. It’s always safe and better getting professionals to get it done for you. I will start from step 1.
1) Plan Thoroughly:
Furniture Movers Melbourne staff had a plan for the move. They were well-organised and prepared for it. First of all, they cleared the path for the piano. They discussed it’s moving path and moved items on its way. Their team leader did a great job in giving instructions. OK, before the move day, one representative from Furniture Movers Melbourne took the measurements of the piano and the new location. They knew the exact orientation of the piano during moving through the corners and the doorways.
2) Muscle strength:
As I said before, the piano is a very heavy piece. 2-3 is not enough to move it safely. You might need up to 8 to move it along the stairs. Well, 6 staff members came to move my piano. They were very strong and well-experienced. I mean, enough muscle strength is a necessary to lift a piano safely without injuring yourself.
3) Right equipment:
This is vital for a safe piano move. Furniture Movers Melbourne bought ramps, dollies, mover’s blankets, and cardboard to cushion the piano. Piano corners are sharp, so they had grippy gloves. They were very careful about my piano’s shining surface and not a single scratch until the move was complete. When lifting, they had a good idea about its center of gravity, so the team leader used lifters accordingly.
Well, I though you can push the piano because it has wheels, but I was wrong. The wheels are not there for easy moving. They are just decorative pieces. Pushing a piano can even damage your carpets too.
OK, the safety of you and the piano is the first concern when moving a piano. If it’s a room-to-room transfer, you can do it with 6-7 of your friends. Lifting a piano could end you up in the bed with an aching back for weeks. It’s wise to hire Furniture Movers Melbourne professionals to move it from house to house.