Moving Pianos In South Florida
Moving furniture vs. moving a piano requires different approaches so it’s good to hire a moving company that has professional piano movers on staff along with being licensed and bonded and insured. If storage is needed for a piano, a climate controlled storage facility is required which Sunset Moving & Storage has available along with proper resources in South Florida covering Palm Beach, Broward and Miami Dade counties for these type of transports since pianos may also need repair, refinishing and tuning following a move.
Why Sunset Moving & Storage
Licensed & Bonded
On Time Delivery
A benefit working with Sunset Moving is the equipment and technology and resources we package together to deliver a better overall experience, spanning from using newer trucks and moving equipment, to providing various storage options, such as short and long term storage as well as climate controlled facilities and enhanced security. We also value our staff, which has been trained to handle not just local and long distance relocations for residential and commercial jobs but also handling unique and odd-shaped specialties, such as antiques and pianos. Lastly, we can also provide boxes, padding, blankets, shrink wrap, tape, and other supplies as needed or we’re able to pack, unpack, crate and uncrate as well.
Piano Moving Considerations
Factors involved when moving a piano take into account the type of piano, where the piano is located, where it is being transported to and considerations to account for when picking up and dropping off since that could add labor or require certain equipment.
* Type of Piano (Grand Piano or Upright Piano)
* Region of the US or Florida
* Difficulty of Move (Stairs, Turns, Need for Special Equipment, etc)Keep in mind that in general, a grand piano will cost more to move than an upright piano since grand pianos are usually larger and heavier. Additionally, the prep is more involved with a grand piano such as detaching the legs and wrapping them prior to shipping. The added weight of grand pianos also impacts the piano moving cost as most items that are heavy to transport. Along with this is the distance to move the piano since local piano moves are typically more affordable just like local moves are less than long distance jobs. Lastly, if the move requires going up or down stairs, tight turns, slippery or unstable terrain or needing special equipment such as a pulleys, these add risk and labor.
Piano Packing & Storage
To protect your cherished item, pianos are wrapped with padded moving blankets. Grand pianos are put on their side on a padded board and then the 3 legs, as well as the pedal assembly, is removed and then the whole piano is blanket-wrapped and padded. We wrap every section and component nicely so it’s all self-contained and it’s very well-cushioned during the shipment. In comparison, there’s less prep for an upright piano. We do still blanket wrap and pad it and so that the entire time it’s being moved it is covered by padded blankets. By fully wrapping pianos, this provides a secure cushion from possible damage during transport.