Moving pianos can be a dangerous job. Not just for the workers, but also for the piano. Pianos are awkwardly shaped, heavy instruments that need to be moved with care.
Because of its shape, pianos sometimes need to be turned on to its side when traveling upstairs. Pianos can easily become scraped and bumped when turned on its side. Tight turns are even more dangerous.
Don't let this be you!
Because of how dangerous moving pianos can be it is strongly encouraged to hire a Utah piano mover. Utah piano movers have the right equipment to protect pianos during a move. They also have the skills needed to move pianos safely.
The minimum equipment that is needed are specific piano pads to keep it safe. Usually pads are strapped to it, though other support can be used. Depending on the type of move, and the type of piano, Utah piano movers may use wooden blocks to move it.
A typical move upstairs happens by first considering safety. Usually three or more men need to be available when moving a piano. Having professional Utah piano movers will ensure this.
If you need to move the piano upstairs it is important to move the piano to the base of the stairs and turn the piano carefully on its side. The keyboard is never leading the turn. The base of the piano should be pointing upwards towards the stairs.
One mover leads by one man walking up the stairs backwards, with other assistants there to pick up the other end and lifting it. The man walking backwards only job is to keep the piano in the air, not to pull the piano up. Once the piano is lifted, one man usually gets underneath the bottom and uses his shoulders and hands to make contact with the piano, and has to be careful not to use his back but his legs to hold it up.
There are constant breaks where people need to reposition themselves. The movers have to coordinate with each other and make sure they are ready. Once there is a landing and a turn needs to be made, the movers have to tip the piano back over and the whole ordeal happens again. It is crucial not to allow inexperienced movers move your piano.