Piano Move

Published on 03/31/2024

Jakhongir Kakhkhorov
Jakhongir Kakhkhorov


Published on 03/31/2024

Pianos are fragile, expensive and they can be difficult to move therefore hiring professional movers like JFK Moving Company would be a wise decision to handle this type of move.

Moving a piano is not just about handling a heavy weight object rather it requires a good planning all the way through; measuring all the pass ways that the piano goes in and out, removing any obstacles if necessary, additionally floors and locations has to be protected where the piano will pass through as it could make a serious damage due to its heavy weight, the process will be even more challenging if there are stairs on the way. To prevent any potential to the piano itself it has to be well protected too using the proper protection materials like bubble wrap, moving blankets.


First step is always considering professionals for the piano move as it is not an easy task for someone with no prior experience. Pianos come in different shape and weight, they can weigh anywhere from 300 lbs. to 1400 lbs. depending on what on type of piano you own. Such a weight could easily deal a serious injury if not handled properly. Professionals will have the right tools and crucial experience to accomplish a successful piano move without having you lift a finger.

Second step: Measurements

If you have decided to do it yourself, start with a detailed plan; this will include finding the best route that piano goes through at all locations making sure it will fit into all the doorways, staircases and hallways. Once you have done that go ahead and buy and rent essential supplies, heavy object lifting equipment.

Tools and materials needed for moving the piano:

  • Moving Blankets
  • Pacing Foam
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Packing Tape
  • Dolly or Hand Truck
  • Tie Down Straps
  • Work Gloves
  • Microfiber Cloth

Third step will be protecting securing the piano, this is a crucial step to ensure that piano will be transported safely and without any damages to its new location. Start with securing the keyboard lid so that it will not open during the move. When wrapping piano using the proper materials like padding or blankets is very important, and do not tape directly piano itself as it will leave a mark or potentially damage the surface, use it to secure blanket and padding.

Finally, when it comes to moving the piano, make the path is clear of any obstacles and remember piano legs are extremely vulnerable so avoid lifting the piano by its legs when placing it on the furniture dolly, truck, or moving it around the house. Also, in order to prevent any internal damage to mechanism ideal position would keeping it in an upright position all the way through. Ideally 3 or 4 people should be enough to carry out the move.

Although, pianos may look very solid item, their inner mechanism intricate, and very sensitive any movements which occurs a lot during the move, so it has to be retuned at the new location.

In conclusion, transporting a piano to a new location may seem like a relatively easy task to some of us. It actually requires a prior training and experience to successfully relocate one. It gets even harder if you have to deal with tight spaces, elevators and stairs. So hiring a qualified moving company to relocate your piano is not only a wise decision for your budget, but also good for your own and relative’s health considering the potential risk of injuring the back of all the people involved.

If you are considering reliable piano moving in Riverside, Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County and nearby areas, do not hesitate to reach out to us JFK Moving Company, our expert piano movers have the training, experience, and specialized equipment to make the piano-moving a breeze.

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