Wayfinder safely moves hundreds of pianos every year, and we are the exclusive piano movers for Chautauqua Institution. Most moving companies avoid it for good reason: The process is complicated by the instrument’s incredible weight and fragile nature.
Beyond a Price Tag
Certain items hold value besides what may be seen on a price tag. For families, a piano can hold a lot of sentimental value.
Piano Moving Logistics
There are few universal truths about pianos, because each piano is unique. Preparation is tricky, and most require careful removal of their legs and pedals before transporting. Some need their music stands, internal humidifiers, and lids removed. Each move is dependent on the piano’s type, age, size, weight, model, and make.
The physical move of a piano move is tricky, too, because of the added complexity of their weight, ranging from 300 to over 1,000lbs. Safety for our moving crew, your home, and for the piano itself is not taken lightly.
Wayfinder only uses special piano moving equipment (piano boards, padding, straps, etc.) to secure pianos, and leverage their weight appropriately during transportation.
When moving a piano or any other specialty item, some companies may charge an additional fee for special items. Wayfinder does not. The cost to move any specialty item, including pianos, is included in your hourly rate or written binding estimate.
We’re the best in the business at moving pianos because we do it the right way, and have been doing it for years.