Moving a piano takes skills. You should hire professional piano movers for a number of reasons. Your piano is very heavy and irregularly shaped. Your piano needs to be protect properly to keep it from the different elements that arise during moving. A regular moving company doesn’t have the experience to move your piano the correct way.
Your piano is not like any other box, appliance, or piece of furniture you own. It is heavy and has a unique shape to it. This means you have to make the correct accommodations for moving it. You do not want to stuff it in a moving truck and pack box around it.
You also have to be very careful when it is being moved to and from the truck, as well as, when it is in transit. You have to wrap it correctly so it will not be scratched or broken. You also have to be mindful of the temperature. Extreme hot or cold conditions can make your piano warp. Also, sudden changes in temperature can warp the wood. The temperature has to be controlled at every point in the move. If you turn the electricity of in your house or you new house doesn’t have the electricity turned on when the piano arrives, it could be sitting in bad conditions. Wrapping the piano correctly will insulate it. Professional piano movers will know how to wrap your piano correctly.
Regular moving companies are good at moving many things, but they usually are not equipped to move a piano properly. If you are not careful, you could end up with your piano being damage and not even know it for a while. If the wood in your piano warps because of improper moving, you may just think it is out of tune and then find out later that it will not tune no matter what you do. It will be very hard to prove that the moving company caused the damage.
If your piano is old and you really don’t care to much about it, then you should move it yourself or have a regular moving company move it for you. If you have a piano that is valuable to you and you don’t want to see it damage in a move, you should look for a professional moving company. Search for moving companies and read reviews. It is very easy to skip the research step after looking at a few websites and making a few phone calls, but it is in your best interest to spend some time doing the proper research.