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How to Prepare for Your Piano Move

Mississauga Movers by Rent-a-Son are professional piano movers specializing in local and long-distance moving.

Professional Piano Movers

We Move Different Types of Pianos

There are three primary types of pianos: the Grand, Electric, and Upright pianos, which call for different levels of care while moving: 

  • Grand Piano: Grand pianos are the largest piano type and often the most majestic. They sometimes stretch up to 4 ft. and weigh between 700 and 1200 lbs. And they require a great detail of care while loading it into the moving vehicle, securing it, and unloading it at the new destination. You can trust Mississauga Movers by Rent-a-Son to deliver your grand piano safely and timely.
  • Baby Grand Piano: This smaller version of the regular grand piano is still quite heavy and requires an equal detail of care when moving it. 
  • Upright Piano: Like the grand piano, upright pianos can vary in material finishes. And they are a favourite for many, as they produce a warm, pleasing sound. These are the most common acoustic pianos and are a popular addition to your living room or lounge. When transporting your upright piano, trust our professionals to handle the move, to minimize the risk of damage.
  • Electric Piano: True electric pianos have quality material components and a professional appearance, some with touch-sensitive features and computer-interactive abilities. Although sturdy in construction, the electric piano can get scratched or damaged when handled poorly during transportation.

Such damage could cost you a lot in repairs, so you should only let a professional local moving company handle your piano relocation.

Piano Storage Services

A climate-controlled storage unit is ideal for storing your piano to protect it against atmospheric damage. We have the room needed to store your piano upright and in good condition. Additionally, we wrap your piano with layers of protective films as an extra precaution against damage. 

All pianos in storage are tagged, inventoried, and keyed into a customer database with their contact information.

Piano Storage Services by Mississauga Movers
Dispose of Your Piano

Piano Disposal & Removal Services Near You

When it’s time to dispose of your piano, it’s not as easy as simply driving to the dump. Since it’s huge and heavy and contains some non-biodegradable components, it’s easier and safer to leave its disposal to our professionals. 

Our professional team can easily move the instrument into an elevator, down a flight of stairs, or through tight and hard-to-navigate spaces for disposal. 

What Do Piano Movers Cost?

This depends on the complexity and length of your move. At Mississauga Movers by Rent-a-Son, we ensure you know exactly what to expect. You’ll get the most accurate figure from speaking to one of our professionals, so contact us to get a better idea of what to expect.

Moving Services

Choosing the Right Piano Movers in Mississauga

Do you need to move your piano to a new location? We are the best piano movers in Mississauga. If you need piano relocation services, you can reach our professional movers at 416-913-9021 today to request a free estimate. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The size and weight of pianos mean that they need at least a two-person crew to move, which is why piano moves can cost upwards of $300 for a local move. Long-distance moves are priced by weight and will cost more.

Tell us the make and model of your piano, and find out how much your piano move will cost in Mississauga.

The average piano is estimated to weigh 750 pounds, while larger models can weigh as much as 1400 pounds! Trying to move a piano by yourself is, therefore, not only very difficult, but also downright dangerous. The safest option (for you and your piano) is to call a team of professional movers.

By far the easiest and safest way to move a piano is calling Rent-a-Son! Our team brings protective wraps, packing materials, ramps, and grips required to move a piano without damaging it. Speak to our team about your piano (if it needs to be moved over raised doors or staircases), and find out how we make impossible piano moves possible.

An upright piano weighs anywhere from 300 to 500 pounds, making it one of the lighter types of pianos (grand pianos can weigh over 1200 pounds, for example). Usually, a two-person team can move an upright piano, though additional movers may be required if it has to be moved up and down flights of stairs.

A piano needs to be retuned after a move because of the changes in humidity caused by differences in the environment. Pianos can also go out of tune during the move, as parts may shift slightly. Don’t tune your piano immediately after the move, as it will require a few days to acclimate to the new environment.

Unless you are planning on blasting out a tune during the move, it’s inadvisable. Pianos tend to go out of tune after a move because of:

  • Changes in humidity and environment.
  • Parts moving slightly during the move.

Wait a few days before tuning your piano, as it needs the time to acclimate to its new environment.

Here’s how movers move a piano:

  • Preparation – We protect the keys, wrap the lid, and wrap the pedals in bubble wrap. Finally, we wrap the piano in moving blankets.
  • Place on hand truck or dolly – This involves two or more people lifting the piano onto a dolly or hand truck, and securing it with ratchet straps.
  • Load on truck – The piano is rolled on to the truck, set down on its legs, and ratcheted to the frame of the truck.

Pianos are some of the heaviest single objects in homes and other establishments, making them extremely difficult to move. If you don’t prepare the piano for the move properly or have the right equipment for the job, you can very easily damage it or injure yourself. Professional piano movers bring all the equipment needed, and have experience transporting pianos.

Tipping is not required, but always appreciated by movers because of the effort and care required to transport pianos safely. You can tip $20 to $50 per person, or work on 10% to 20% of the total cost of the moving job.

For us, your satisfaction is the most important tip of all!

Yes, we can move pianos from one room to another, including up and down flights of stairs. It is advisable that you send us pictures of where you want to move the piano from and to which room, so we can plan for any obstacles and steps.

De-cluttering the path before the move can save a lot of time, too, and reduce the risk of damage.

Regular movers should be able to move upright pianos, the lightest of the range, because they don’t need a lot of special equipment. However, it’s advisable that you call piano moving specialists because they’ll have the experience, expertise, and equipment for protecting the piano during the move.

Talk to us about your piano moving needs and find out how affordably we can help move your piano.