House moving can be a very stressful and overwhelming period of time in a person’s life. This can be especially stressful if you have a piano that needs to be moved as well, as this move requires special knowledge and skill to perform safely. Thus, while household movers in Singapore can help you with most of your general moving needs, if you have a piano as well, you are going to want to hire professional piano movers in Singapore to help you out.
Why are professional piano movers so important for piano moving?
You need the right training
While moving a piano may seem like a rather straightforward job, most household movers don’t actually have the adequate training or equipment to properly and safely move a piano. Pianos are immensely complicated, heavy, and delicate instruments that require a great deal of training to transport properly. Professional piano movers know their pianos. They specialise in moving pianos with their complex structure of twelve thousand individual parts and fragile exteriors. It is their job, and they work with these instruments all the time. They will know exactly what must be done and how it must be done.
You need them to avoid causing damage to the piano or your home
The average upright piano also weighs around 100kg to 450kg, while grand pianos can go from 200kg to 550kg. This means that it does take a good amount of manual labour to move a piano. Furthermore, considering the value of a piano, as most can cost from anywhere from a few hundred SGD to almost seventy thousand SGD, it is imperative that these instruments are treated with the utmost care. Often, using the services of a general household movers to move something as complex and valuable as a piano can result in broken piano legs, scratched floors, large pieces of veneer ripped from the piano etc.
You need to use the correct techniques
Most piano moves involve moving the instrument through tight or small spaces, such as a single door frame or down a flight of stairs. It may even have to be dismantled in order to get it out of your house. Piano movers will often use special techniques to manoeuvre the piano out of the house. It will then be placed in a truck and secured to the vehicle to avoid damage during transport. Using experienced piano movers in Singapore will drastically minimise the risk of damage to this precious instrument.
Household movers can sometimes attempt to move the piano by completely taking it apart, turning what could simply be a 5-piece assembly into more than 50. This takes even longer for them to put it together again— if they are even able to figure out how to put it back together correctly.
You need proper storage conditions
Many piano movers in Singapore also offer climate-controlled storage. This sort of humidity and temperature-controlled environment is critical for a piano’s soundboard, and pin blocks, and for it to stay in tip-top condition. Improper storage can lead to cracked soundboards, pin blocks and shattered lacquer finishes.
You need the right equipment
When you hire professional piano movers in Singapore, you can expect two to six people to come to your home with special equipment such as piano skids, moving pads, ramps, slings etc, all depending on where your piano is located and where it has to be moved.
Moving grand pianos is even more specialised
Grand pianos are even more specialised when it comes to moving them. There are several pieces of specialised equipment needed to put these pianos on their sides and remove their legs before they can even be moved out of the house. Depending on the manufacturer, there may be several different methods of attaching and removing the legs and pedal lyre from the body of the piano.
The process of tilting the piano onto its side and onto a piano board, padding it properly, and strapping it to a piano board is also a very specific procedure that is crucial to ensuring its safety. Once the procedure is followed and its moving case part firmly secured, the finish is protected with densely padded moving blankets.
Hire the best piano movers in Singapore
Zealous Mover is a professional moving company that offers relocation services while also specialising in piano moving. We treat your piano as if it was our own, taking the time to ensure that it is moved as safely and securely as possible. With over a decade of experience, we are well versed in everything to do with relocation and are fully prepared to meet all your moving requirements.
Contact Zealous Mover today if you are looking for a reliable moving company with the best piano moving service in Singapore.