Equipment

Are You Sure You Want to Move A Piano By Yourself?

If you plan to move a piano, hopefully you hire professional help or if you decide to have friends help instead you will have to give them clear and concise instructions to avoid damage to the piano.

 

  1. Always be sure that the piano is easily accessible from both sides.

  2. Make sure that the piano’s new location is suitable. You don’t want to move it into a cold area or next to a heating device.

  3. Reassure that the lid is lowered and locked

  4. Make sure each person is positioned on each end of the piano if you are moving an upright piano.

  5. Move the piano endways and not sideways

  6. Always make sure to life with your knees and not your back to avoid injury

  7. Make sure to not strain the legs of the piano if you have to move it on carpet or a threshold

  8. Move the piano slowly and at a few inches at a time

  9. Put at least three persons around a grand piano, one at each leg

  10. Take enough weight off the casters to make it roll more easily, but make sure to not lift off the floor

  11. Make sure to life the casters over bumps in the floor, one leg at a time

Why There Got To Be So Many Types of Dolly's

When moving large items having a tool that can assist you in many ways is essential, such as a dolly. There are many types of dollies and they all have their different types of advantages. One type of moving dolly is a furniture moving dolly, usually furniture dollies have wheeled platforms made of either aluminum, plastic, wood or steel. They come in various designs and shapes in order to allow people moving to place any type of heavy equipment on them. The prices of furniture dollies depend on how simple or complex the specific dolly is and you can find them at coast ranging from thirty four to three hundred dollars.  Another type of furniture moving dolly is the carpeted solid type. This dolly makes it possible to carry furniture without causing scratches on the furniture items. It is therefore a good type of dolly to use when moving delicate or valuable furniture such as antiques. Carpeted dollies have thick layers of soft carpet on their platforms that can also help a person moving heavy furniture from hurting his or her legs on the sharp edges on corners present in other types of dollies. The other type of dolly available is the rubber end dolly. This dolly has a standard design made with hardwood that rests on swivel wheels. These dollies have a rubber layer that covers the platform’s surface that is ideal for protecting furniture from scratches. It also protects the legs of the person using it from injury while also grabbing the furniture item on it firmly. This will ensure that the furniture does not fall from the dolly when someone is moving it.