At Central Moves, we understand that moving a piano isn’t just about transporting an instrument—it’s about relocating a piece of art, a family heirloom, or a cherished memory. With years of experience in the removals industry, we have honed our skills to ensure every piano move is conducted with the utmost care and precision.
The Art of Piano Removals
A piano, regardless of its size or type, is a complex and delicate instrument. It is made up of thousands of parts, many of which are sensitive to movement and pressure. That’s why moving a piano require a blend of technical expertise, precise planning, and careful execution.
At Central Moves, we don’t just move pianos—we treat each one with the respect it deserves. Our team of trained professionals has extensive experience in handling these majestic instruments, ensuring they reach their new location in perfect condition.
Our Approach to Piano Removals
Our approach to piano removals is rooted in meticulous planning and preparation. We begin by conducting a comprehensive assessment of your piano, noting its size, weight, and any specific handling requirements. This helps us determine the best way to protect and transport your piano, minimising any risk of damage.
We use specialised equipment, including piano trolleys, skids, and tail lifts, to safely manoeuvre your piano. Protective padding and covers are used to shield your piano from bumps, scrapes, and environmental factors during transit.
Our Approach to Grand Pianos
When it comes to relocating grand pianos, the process often involves careful dismantling of the piano to ensure its safe transit. The steps involved are meticulous and require a blend of technical expertise and precision. Here’s how professionals at Central Moves approach this intricate task:
Preparing for Disassembly
Before we begin the disassembly process, we conduct an in-depth assessment of the piano. This includes understanding its unique characteristics, size, weight, and specific handling requirements.
- Removing the Music Rack: The music rack is often one of the easiest parts to remove on a grand piano. We locate the screws that hold the music rack in place and carefully unscrew them to detach the rack.
- Securing and Removing the Lid: The next step involves securing the top lid of the piano. This might involve lowering and securing the lid or removing it entirely.
- Dismantling the Piano Legs and Pedals: The legs and pedals of the piano need to be removed next. We use a screwdriver to disassemble the piano legs and pedals. Each part is handled with utmost care to prevent any damage.
- Wrapping Each Part Safely: Once all removable parts are detached, each part is wrapped safely. This is to protect the parts during the move from bumps, scrapes, and environmental factors.
It’s worth noting that every piano is unique and might require slightly different handling. Our team is trained to adapt to these differences and ensure every piano is dismantled and transported safely.
Once the piano is dismantled, the main part of the piano is carefully placed onto the right sized piano shoe and piano wheels for safe manoeuvring.
Ensuring a Safe Journey
For us, moving your piano safely doesn’t end when it’s loaded onto our vehicle. We secure each piano within our specially equipped removal vans to prevent any movement while in transit. Our fleet of modern vehicles is designed to offer a smooth ride, further reducing the risk of damage to your piano.
At Your New Home
Upon arrival at your new home, our team will carefully unload and position your piano according to your instructions. We understand that a piano is more than just an instrument—it’s a significant part of your home, and we’ll ensure it’s placed exactly where you want it.
Trust Central Moves for Your Piano Removal Needs
Moving a piano can be a daunting task, but with Central Moves, you can have peace of mind knowing your precious instrument is in capable hands. Our commitment to providing clear, concise and jargon-free information about our services means you know exactly what to expect.
Trust us to move your piano safely and securely, demonstrating the expertise and professionalism that Central Moves is known for. Contact us today to learn more about our piano removal services and let us make your next move a symphony of success.