Moving a piano

Darwin Removalist piano

At Camco Transports we are specialist in moving pianos, as a Darwin removalist with over twenty five years experience we do not recommend that you move your own piano.

Anyone who owns a piano knows how important it is to their home. However, moving such a weighty, bulky, and costly furniture piece is not an easy task and the error margin is very slim. In fact, can hurt yourself and damage property not to talk of the piano itself. Besides, the cost of repairing such an instrument can be high.

Even if you want to move the piano by yourself may be, from one room to another, you would need a team of at least three experts and a really sturdy dolly (in the case of an upright piano). Having placed the piano on the dolly, at least two people would be needed to wheel it without letting the piano totter around and tip over. In cases where you have to relocate a grand piano or negotiate corners, dolly cannot be utilized. The weight and size of the grand piano only are enough to call for some other movement means. There is a technique to doing this known only to professionals as there must be a careful balance between weight and movement.

Thus for a successful piano removal, it is best to leave it to a professional moving company who has the knowledge and the proper equipment to move a piano or other really heavy items safely.  Their heavy-duty piano dollies are constructed to bear the weight of even a grand piano, and the movers will have had the necessary training to learn how to manage the movement of your weighty belongings without any injury to themselves, your belongings or the buildings.

You can never play it too safe regarding piano removal. Camco Transports will help you get move your piano to its new destination much safer than doing it yourself.

Here the items to consider when moving a piano:

  • The keys, hammers, strings and wood are susceptible to damage in a move.
  • Pianos are bulky. Measure the dimensions of the piano and check it will fit through doors and hallways
  • Pianos are heavy. A spinet or small upright can weigh 180 kilos, while large upright or grand can weigh more than 500 Kilos!
  • Strong and healthy people are required to move a piano. Moving a piano requires a lot of tipping and manipulation.
  • Clear the path, once the move starts it may be difficult to miss a treasured item.
  • Protect the piano with moving blankets and be aware of floors that may be damaged.
  • Safe lifting, lift with the knees.
  • Have a move coordinator to manage the process and keep everyone safe.

So if all that sound daunting ring Camco Transports for a free in home quotation.

Our Fleet

  • Volvo Tandem Drive 14 Tonne -Tray truck equipped with container locks and gates.
  • Isuzu 9 Tonne Curtain Sider - Gates and ramp ideal for local furniture removals and general freight.
  • Toyota Dyna 2 Tonne - Racks, tail gate loader with 400kg capacity, ideal for removalists.
  • Mazda "Luton Peak" Furniture Truck - Fully equipped for removals of all types of local Darwin removal requirements.