NJ Piano Movers

UMEX Moving, Experienced Piano Movers

NJ Piano Movers

Your music is our music
Whether you’re a professional or passionate amateur, moving your grandmother’s old upright or a collectable concert grand, your instrument is just as important to us as it is to you. That’s why seeing your Steinway safely to its destination is UMEX’s top priority–with not a key out of place. We’ve been moving all types of pianos for 20 years, and our highly trained and experienced NJ piano movers will inventory, wrap, load and transport your instrument, and make sure it’s happy in its new home in time for your next practice session.

The artful move
We know that moving art is an art form itself. UMEX’s movers will treat your collection with the care and respect it deserves. If your art needs crating, give us the measurements and we’ll build a crate for you. Or we’ll come to you and measure for you on site. Once we’ve built the crate in our warehouse, we’ll come and wrap your treasure, carefully place it inside, and securely nail the crate shut.

We’ll wrap and box your pictures for you. But if you’re not sure if a piece needs to be boxed, ask us and we’ll explain the best options to minimize cost and time while keeping your art in perfect condition during your move.

How to Move a Piano

Should I try and move my piano without professional help? It is possible. Here is some information about how to safely move a piano. Keep in mind that it may save you money in the long run by hiring a professional.

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First let’s discuss weight and physics. Most pianos are made with a cast iron harp the size of which determines overall weight. Upright pianos might weight around four hundred pounds because of their small frame while a grand piano might weight up to twelve hundred pounds. I think most people would agree that a piano weighing upwards of 500 pounds might require some skill.

The first thing a piano mover will do is use straps to safely secure the piano onto one or more piano boards. Then they use blankets to protect the surface of the piano. The board can be used to safely move the piano down or up steps without damage. This takes some physical strength depending on the depth and number of stairs.

Of course at this point you’ve considered the fact that you could damage or destroy your piano. If you have decided to use a professional mover you should absolutely make sure they’re fully insured and any accidents are covered. You should also contact your homeowner insurance to inquire about additional coverage. At the minimum find a reputable mover with experience.

Pianos are also very sensitive to changes to both temperature and humdity. Often people will go to great lengths to make sure their instruments are kept with extreme care under utmost scrutiny. Many piano dealers will also offer piano moving services.

When finding a final location for your piano keep it away from heating elements, air conditioning vents and other areas where large variations in temperature might occur. Even minor variations in temperature can cause issues with keeping an instrument in key.

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