Trying to decide whether or not to move a piano on your own? It’s a big project to take on and many people find it’s easier and safer to hire a professional piano mover. Think about these details.
A small upright piano only weighs 300 to 400 pounds. Big uprights run from 500 to 800 pounds. Grand pianos weigh anywhere from 500 to 1200 pounds.
A professional will ensure a safe move by strapping upright pianos on a skid called a piano board. It will be covered with a blanket for protection and the bundle is typically transported on a dolly or moved up or down steps on the piano board.
To find local professional piano movers, call your local piano store and ask for recommendations. They should be able to give you the name or names of reputable movers in the area. Then be sure your mover has proper insurance coverage or be sure your homeowner’s insurance policy has a rider that will insure the piano while it’s being shipped.