Piano removals should really be dealt with by a specialist moving company who are experienced in packing and moving pianos and who have the correct piano moving equipment and the 'know how' to carry and remove the item safely. Zelf will always go through certain steps when moving a piano to ensure that neither the instrument, nor the homes are damaged. It is not advisable to try and move the piano yourself.
We will always require very specific equipment. A heavy duty dolly and skates (piano shoes) will be needed so that the piano does not need to be carried far. Strong straps are needed to secure the piano to the skate and cardboard and blankets are vital for protection. With an upright piano the keyboard cover needs to be locked. With a Grand, whatever can be removed needs to go, this includes the keyboard cover, the lid, legs – all of which need to be wrapped in blankets. The instrument will sit in the skates on its straight side and the remainder of the legs removed and wrapped.
It’s more complicated when there are stairs involved and requires the use of 4 specialist to move it up or down the stairs.
Please call us for a quote! Doing your own piano removals is not particularly wise and it is also considerably unsafe. We will provide all the materials, including the outdoor lift if necessary and of course we have the expertise to carry out a safe removal of such a daunting item.