Relocating comes with its own stresses and strains, which can often get alleviated by appointing the proper professionals who can take over all the drudgery involved in moving your home and all its belongings. The shifting becomes all the more strenuous when you have something as delicate as a piano that requires to be carefully moved to your new home, and reinstalled there.
Pianos are considered antique, with the advent of modern electronic keyboards, but the music they generate is unique, while its position as a piece of furniture is unrivaled. The major problem with pianos is their weight that leads to even the smallest pianos weighing almost 400 pounds. Pianos are also very delicate with a large number of small delicate moving parts that any shifting and moving can easily disrupt or damage. Its weight comes from wood boards, mechanical parts, and keys all of which spread the weight around. A piano also has a shape that is uneven, and this makes it all the more difficult to handle and keep balanced during moving.
Packing a piano requires caring for not only its external often highly polished surfaces, but also its internal parts that are made of delicate wires, keys, strikers, and the like. It is important the piano removalist takes care to protect the piano both from inside and outside. Professionals who are experienced in the shifting of pianos will carefully pack the insides with a delicate material that prevents movement of its moving parts like wires, strikers, and keys so that they remain in their original position even while the piano is being lifted and shifted. They will then similarly protect the outside and create a crate that is easy to handle while lifting and shifting the piano.
Experienced piano removalists will have cranes, lifting devices, and pallets that enable the piano to be easily moved from its present location in a living room or music room, to the door or most probably out of the window if the staircase or lift is not wide enough and down to the ground, where it will be put on to a special truck. The truck should have proper suspensions and supports that will protect the piano while it is transit. It can also help if it is climate control, but must at a minimum have coverings that give further protection to the piano. Take out insurance for the piano so that you are covering your risk. The same amount of care is needed when the piano is to be unloaded and moved to the new location.