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Who do You Trust to Move Your Piano?

Would you trust a monkey with the crucial task of moving your piano? If you care about your piano’s safety you sure wouldn’t, but who would you trust with relocating such a heavy instrument? Your Chicago relocation specialists are also professional piano movers, and we want to take this opportunity to educate all local piano-owners who may be in need of moving services soon. The hilarious video below is a highly unlikely scenario, but many people looking to move a piano in Chicago don’t realize how close they come to reenacting this classic commercial by entrusting movers who aren’t properly qualified to safely move pianos. 

Your professional piano movers here always provide the proper protection and careful handling when relocating such a large and delicate item. In many cases, our customers’ piano has been in the family for generations, and as a family owned and operated Chicago moving company, we take family heirlooms very seriously and treat yours as though we are moving our own prized possessions. When moving an object of such enormous mass, inexperienced movers often make the mistake of underestimating the difficulty of the task at hand. Your licensed and insured movers here know how to move extremely heavy items without hurting ourselves or your property, and we also know a thing or two about your piano’s special needs when being transported. 

The heaviness of the instrument is one aspect of moving a piano that makes the job a tough one, but your piano is also filled with very delicate components; pianos must be moved carefully and steadily otherwise turbulence during transport caused by less-than-careful movers can and will wreak havoc on the tension of your piano’s strings. Each key on your piano is connected to a miniature hammer with a felt beater which strikes individual strings inside as your fingers play the keyboard. Movers who have little to no experience moving pianos don’t realize the importance of gentleness while moving these instruments and will have your piano singing a sad song assuming it even arrives at your destination safely.

Truly professional piano movers in Chicago will give your piano the white-glove treatment and move your pride-and-joy with a gentleness that is 100% necessary. To maximize the safety of your pianos journey, your Chicago movers safely disassemble, and wrap each component of your piano in quilted furniture padding. After two layers of our durable padding protection are applied, we reinforce the packaging with shrink wrap so the pads stay in place. After your piano is padded for protection to a professional standard, the Chicago piano movers carefully lift and position the instrument onto a specially-made ultra-padded piano dolly. With the padding and protective wrap being employed, vibrations from the move (caused by rolling over cracks in the sidewalk, cobblestone, up stairs, etc.) are absorbed so that your piano’s tuning can remain as close to perfection as humanly possible! You may not even notice a difference, though there will always be at least a slight de-tuning resulting from the move. However, the difference between your piano tuner’s job of tuning an instrument moved by professionals as opposed to inexperienced movers is night and day!