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Hire Parkview Moving Co for Professional Ottawa Piano Movers

Experienced Ottawa Piano Movers You Can Trust

Welcome to Parkview Moving Co., your trusted experts in piano moving in Ottawa. Whether you’re relocating a grand piano to a new venue or an upright to your home, our professional team ensures that your piano is moved safely and efficiently. With our specialized equipment and extensive experience, we provide peace of mind for all your piano transportation needs. Explore our services, get answers to common questions, and see why we are the preferred choice for moving pianos.

Experienced Ottawa piano movers you can trust.

How Our Ottawa Piano Movers Works

Check out our easy 3-step process for piano moving here:

  1. Step 1: Request a quote for piano moving services.

    Step 1: Request a Quote

    Give us a call today to discuss your move with us. Our team will be happy to answer any questions and explain everything you need to know.

    The cost of moving a piano is determined by a number of factors. These include:

    • The length of the route
    • The number of stairs on the route
    • The tightness of hallways, entrances, stairways,and other obstacles
    • The number of landings, turns, and corners on stars
    • The amount of overhead clearance

    We’ll review the details and provide you with a quote. We are always fully transparent in our pricing.

  2. Step 2: Time to get moving and start the piano relocation process.

    Step 2: Time to Get Moving

    Simply schedule your preferred moving date and our team will get to work. We will have peace of mind when you partner with Parkview Moving Co.

    All of our full-time employees are trained to deliver gold-standard service and have a minimum of two years of experience making physical moves, including with precious items such as pianos.

    Rest assured that we are also fully insured and registered with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

  3. Step 3: Enjoy your new home after successfully moving your piano.

    Step 3: Enjoy Your New Home

    “If music is the food of love, play on.” With your piano safely installed in your new home, all that is left to do is tickle the ivory and enjoy your new home with beautiful music.

    Contact us today to learn more and get your free estimate.

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Why Pianos Require Specialized Movers

When moving a piano, the complexities are far greater than those of typical household items. Pianos are heavy and cumbersome. They’re intricately constructed with sensitive components that can easily be damaged.

At Parkview Moving Co., we are proficient in navigating these challenges. Our professionals are trained in specific techniques. Our team knows how to protect both the external body and the internal mechanics of your piano during a move. We employ specialized equipment designed to handle various piano types’ unique shapes and weights. Our goal is to ensure they are moved safely and efficiently.

Moving a piano involves greater complexities than typical household items due to its heavy, cumbersome, and intricate construction with sensitive components.
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DIY Piano Moving Tips

Embarking on a DIY piano move requires careful planning and execution. Professional services are recommended for their expertise and equipment. We do, however, understand that some may choose to handle this task independently. Here are detailed steps to guide you through the process. If you follow these steps, you can ensure the safety and integrity of your instrument during a self-move.

Thorough preparation is the first step in a successful DIY piano move.

Preparation is Key

The first step in a successful DIY piano move is thorough preparation. Start by carefully measuring all doors, stairways, and pathways the piano must pass through. It is crucial to ensure no surprises on a moving day. The last thing you want is to prevent the piano from fitting through an exit or entryway. Once measurements are taken, remove any doors along the route if necessary. Also, remember to secure loose floor coverings to prevent tripping.

Clearing the path of any obstacles is also essential. Remove furniture, rugs, decorative items, and anything else that could obstruct smooth movement or potentially cause damage. Planning your route with precision will protect your piano and help prevent personal injuries.

Specific equipment needed to move a piano safely.

Gather the Right Equipment

To move a piano safely, specific equipment is necessary to accommodate its weight and size. Essential tools include:

Heavy-duty moving straps used for securing and transporting a piano.

Heavy-Duty Moving Straps

These will help distribute the weight of the piano more evenly and make it easier to control during the move.

Piano dolly used for moving a piano over flat surfaces.

A Furniture Dolly

Ensure it is sturdy enough to support the weight of your piano. A piano dolly can be especially useful if you need to move the piano over flat surfaces.

Piano wrapped with protective padding and blankets for safe transport.

Protective Padding and Blankets

Wrap the piano to protect its surface from scratches, dents, and bumps. Pay special attention to corners and edges, which are particularly vulnerable. Using the correct equipment ensures the safety of the piano. It also makes the moving process much easier and safer for those involved.

Secure professional help when moving a piano.

Secure Help

Pianos are not only heavy, typically weighing anywhere from 300 to 1,000 pounds. Their shape can also make them awkward to maneuver. It’s imperative to have enough physically strong helpers who can assist with the heavy lifting and moving. A team of at least four people is recommended for most upright pianos. Grand pianos may require more helpers due to their size and the need to balance the instrument carefully.

Each helper should be briefed on the plan of action and their role in the move. Proper lifting techniques should be employed to avoid injury. This includes lifting from the knees and keeping the piano as level as possible. This avoids putting undue stress on any part of the instrument.

Prioritize safety and timing when moving a piano.

Consider Safety and Timing

When planning a DIY piano move, consider the physical logistics and timing of your move. Avoid rushing, as moving a piano requires careful handling and patience. Ensure that everyone involved understands the importance of moving slowly and deliberately. Plan your move during a time of day when you can take your time and when lighting conditions are favorable to ensure good visibility.

Following these detailed tips can help minimize the risks associated with moving a piano yourself. However, remember that hiring professional movers like Parkview Moving Co. can provide peace of mind, as professionals are equipped with the expertise and tools to ensure your piano’s safe relocation.

Piano Storage and Preservation

For many, a piano is more than an instrument – it’s a treasured piece of history and a bearer of countless memories. Recognizing this, Parkview Moving Co. provides top-tier storage services that guarantee your piano is preserved under optimal conditions.

Our Ottawa piano storage facilities are specifically designed to maintain a stable environment. This prevents the natural wood of your piano from warping or becoming damaged. Improper temperature and humidity levels are all factors to warping and damage. This service is ideal for those who might be in the process of relocating or renovating and need a secure place to keep their piano in the interim.

More Than Just Piano Movers

Parkview Moving Co. in Ottawa is equipped to handle far more than just piano moving. We provide comprehensive moving services that cover everything from full-house relocations to handling individual high-value items. Each aspect of our service is carried out with the utmost care and professionalism. From packing to final placement our team handles it all.

We’re proudly trained to ensure that every item, regardless of its size or value, is treated with the same level of care as we provide when moving a piano. Are you transitioning to a new home or just need to rearrange a few pieces within your current space? We are here to help make that process smooth and stress-free.

Two piano movers taking a break, with one playing the piano while the other dances.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does It Cost to Move a Piano?

The cost of moving a piano varies based on several factors. This includes the type of piano, the distance of the move, and any obstacles such as stairs. We also enquire if you need additional services like storage. At Parkview Moving Co., we provide a detailed, no-obligation estimate after assessing your specific situation and requirements during an in-home visit. This tailored approach ensures you receive accurate pricing without any surprises.

What Precautions Do You Take to Protect My Piano During the Move?

We take every precaution necessary to ensure the safety of your piano during the move. This includes using specialized equipment. The equipment includes padded piano covers, secure strapping, and custom dollies designed for piano transport. Our movers are trained to handle pianos with the utmost care. This ensures that everything from the keyboard to the legs and pedal lyre is protected against damage. Furthermore, our trucks have climate control and proper securing mechanisms to maintain stability and prevent movement during transit.

Can You Move a Piano to a Home on a Higher Floor?

Yes, Parkview Moving Co. is experienced in moving pianos to higher floors. We use a combination of manual techniques and machinery. This includes cranes or electric stair climbers, depending on the building layout. We also take the piano’s size and weight into account. Each situation is evaluated carefully to determine the safest and most efficient moving method.

What Should I Do to Prepare My Piano for Moving?

To prepare your piano for moving, ensure that all items, such as music books, metronomes, or personal items, are removed from and around the piano. It’s helpful to clear a pathway in your home to the exit point to facilitate easy access for our movers. Additionally, consider locking the keyboard lid to protect the keys. Kindly also inform us beforehand about any potential issues or concerns you have regarding the move.

Do You Offer Storage Solutions for Pianos?

Yes, we provide climate-controlled storage solutions for pianos. Our facilities are designed to maintain optimal conditions for pianos. This protects them from extreme temperatures, humidity, and dust. Are you looking for short-term or long-term storage? We can accommodate your needs. This ensures your piano remains in pristine condition until you are ready to place it in its new location.

What Happens If My Piano Is Damaged During the Move?

While we take every measure to avoid any damage to your piano, we are fully insured to handle any unforeseen circumstances. In the rare event of damage, we will take responsibility for the repairs or compensation necessary to restore your piano. Our commitment to customer satisfaction and our comprehensive insurance coverage provide peace of mind and assurance that your investment is protected.

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