In case you might be in Birmingham, Alabama and looking into move a grand piano, you may find it helpful to review the pictures and information about moving grand pianos on our website. Any mover that can be trusted to move a piano safely, should initially inspect the grand piano, properly disassemble certain parts from the baby, studio or parlor grand piano and wrap and protect each part of the grand piano in an organized manner. Be sure any grand piano mover you hire will wrap the main body of the piano in moving blankets prior to shrink wrapping the entire grand piano housing body.
Supposing that you are concerned with the safety of your grand piano while loading in Alabama, here are steps to consider. Initially, plan to conduct a visual inspection documenting existing grand piano damage. The grand piano moving company representative in Birmingham should suggest this. This inspection documents clear communication between you, the customer, and the grand piano moving specialist. This is the best time to discover pre-existing damage to the parlor, studio or baby grand piano.
Whether you are interested in moving your grand piano locally in Birmingham or another town in Alabama or you are moving your grand piano worldwide movers, the moving specialist should carefully pack all removed pieces and hardware of the piano. First any leg supports should be removed and then the grand piano legs themselves. It is recommended only hand tools, be used to disassemble the piano to prevent damage from using a power tool. All removed grand piano hardware should be secured in clearly labeled, plastic bags and packed along with the piano pieces. Each grand piano piece should also be clearly labeled, which will help the movers, which may be a different crew, when reassembling the piano. Prior to loading, the grand piano and its pieces should be wrapped in moving blankets and secured with packing tape or shrink wrap.
When moving a piano in Birmingham, AL, it is important to use a piano board which is specially designed to move pianos. Piano boards allow grand piano movers to use secure handles when moving the piano. A piano board also allows for a four wheel dolly to be securely strapped underneath. The combination of piano board and four wheel dolly makes the piano easier and safer to handle and maneuver, particularly with regard to “spinning” the piano into position when going up and down ramps or negotiating vestibules. Additionally, the straps placed over the grand piano are then used as additional handles. Upon placement in the moving truck or trailer, the piano should be placed in a sturdy position along the wall. A moving truck should have tie-down points where ratcheting straps can secure the piano to the wall.
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