How and where to position your piano after the move?
Moving is a laborious task. There are a lot of components that go into a relocation. You need to plan and organize the move, pack your belongings, relocate your items and finally, unpack your boxes and get settled into your new home. While reading this, it all might seem easy to you. However, we assure you that moving is anything but that. Especially when moving a piano. Given the fact that a piano is a bulky and fragile item that could get damaged during the move by just a slight change in the climate or a second of disattention. That’s why it’s of crucial importance for you not just to hire piano movers Florida, but also know how and where to position your piano after the move. Today we’ll share with you a few tips that will ideally prolonge the life of your piano. So, let’s get started.
A word of advice before we begin.
A piano is a very delicate thing. This especially rings true if, or rather, when you decide to move. As you might know, relocation can be quite a stressful and chaotic experience. Trying to keep track of all the things might seem like a nightmare at times. Not to mention that you have to, on top of all that, make sure the piano is being transported in ideal environments. And that great care is being used when handling it.
That’s why we recommend that you hire cross country movers Florida. We are a licensed moving broker who can help you find the perfect moving company for your next piano relocation. If you want to get rid of all the moving stress and uncertainty… And if you want to take the guesswork out of moving your piano, make sure you hire us. Trust us, it will make a world of difference.
Where to position your piano after the move?
If you’ve already gone through the process of preparing your piano for relocation, the next step is the actual relocation and the aftermath. However, believe us or not, but where you position your piano after the move is extremely important. If you place it in the wrong spot it could mean the world of difference. If you want the best performance, acoustics, and longevity for your piano, location is everything.
Location is everything.
However, finding the perfect place for your piano might not be as easy as you think. Let’s see what you need to take into consideration:
- Do not expose your piano to direct sunlight. There are a number of reasons why you don’t want your piano to be in direct contact with the sunlight. For example:
- Direct exposure to the sun can cause the finish of your piano to fade.
- Exposure to the sun can cause your soundboard to bend, crack, and overall prematurely damage.
- Direct exposure to the sun can cause glue that holds parts of your piano together to unglue and disjoint.
- Do not place your piano near a window. Every piano is tuned to the industry-standard pitch of A440hz. Every string holds around 197 lbs of pressure. Windows leaks off cold air, heat, and in general, can affect the temperature of the room and, in turn, the temperature of the piano. All this affects the tuning of your piano.
- Do not place your piano near air vents. You want to keep your piano away from any air vents much for the same reason as to why you don’t want to keep your piano near a window. Any changes in temperature can affect the tuning of your piano in drastic ways.
So, where should I position my piano after the move? Well, generally, a place where there is less airflow, humidity, and overall, changes in temperature. However, picking a room where to place your piano is complicated. In order to maximize the acoustics and performance of your piano, there are a lot of different factors you need to consider.
How to position your piano after the move
Another important factor you need to consider after you’ve decided the perfect place for your piano is how you are going to approach moving your piano.
Now, we are going to repeat this once more, even at the cost of boring you, but… Pianos are fragile. Even the slightest wrong move and it can cost you hundreds of dollars. So, knowing not just how to move a piano, but having the proper tools for the job as well is crucial. That’s why we recommend that you hire a moving company that offers special services. We strongly advise against trying to relocate a piano on your own. For the simple fact that you do not have the proper equipment and knowledge professional movers who deal with specialty items on a daily basis, have. However, if you decide to move the piano by yourself, here are a few simple tips to keep in mind.
Moving a piano without movers
The first thing you need to do is dismantle the piano to it’s smaller components. After you’ve disassembled your piano it’s time to prepare it for the move. Make sure to wrap the bulkiest piece of the piano into moving blankets. This will provide an extra layer of protection for your piano once you start moving it. Make sure you also pack the moving keys and pedals in protective layers, as well. Once this is complete, it’s time to move your piano. Gently place the piano onto an appropriately sized moving dolly and relocate it to your predetermined spot in your house. After that’s complete don’t forget to reassemble the piano. However, don’t tune the piano just yet. Wait at least 2 weeks until it settles until you start tuning it. Trust us, it will make the world of difference.