Pianos are typically large, fragile, expensive and for most owners – sentimental objects. So when relocating, you may feel stressed in the hope that your beloved piano makes it from A to B all in one piece and perhaps a little unsure where to place it in your brand new home. Well, do not worry, Barnes of Lincoln are here to offer expertise.
Where’s best to place my piano?
- Steer clear of windows – be careful of direct sunlight, why? Wood, paint and varnish do not pair well with sunlight. Wood will warp, paint will fade and varnish will weaken.
- Think about climate change – high temperatures and humidity can cause swelling and shrinking in pianos. Extreme fluctuations in temperature will affect your piano’s tuning too – causing the strings to tighten or loosen (depending on whether it’s high or low temperature) and this will cause too much or too little tension.
- Which room has better acoustics? – whether you’re learning to play the piano or you’re already well-versed, a piano will sound better in a room with wooden floors rather than one that’s carpeted. Hard surfaces will allow the sound to bounce, allowing for clean, crisp notes. So avoid placing your piano in a room full of tapestry, as this will dampen the sound.
- Where are your radiators? – as mentioned above, heat affects the performance of a piano. Keep your piano away from radiators – it’s not a good location for an expensive instrument.
- Do you experience drafts? – if you have a door leading to the outside that lets in a breeze, place your piano somewhere else!
- Be a minimalist – clutter, such as furnishings, will absorb the sounds of a piano. Not to mention, will take away from the grandeur of this stunning instrument.
- Consider the foot fall of the room – placing a piano in the middle of a room is likely to be the best option to avoid ever-changing temperatures and sunlight coming through windows, but you must take into consideration the room’s foot fall. This can be a very practical placement if you live alone or with a partner but might obstruct the flow of the room if you have children and pets.
Why should I organise professional piano movers?
- To avoid damages – moving a piano should not be taken lightly. Their awkward shape makes them very difficult to lift and shift, and maneuvering them through doorways can seem just impossible. Small damages easily stack up, either with wall scuffs or scratches on the piano’s surface, so it’s always important to obtain the right moving equipment – this will ensure your piano and walls are free from damages.
- To prevent injuries – even with a moving buddy, lifting heavy items all day can be tiring and if you’re working to a deadline, you may pick up the item incorrectly or drop it – potentially causing an injury. That’s why it’s best to speak with your local professionals who are trained to carefully move all things big and small.
- Save money – you can benefit from the experience and the equipment your removal company can offer. The equipment used to remove a piano is specifically adapted to ensure it is transported from A to B, quickly and safely – saving you money on these items that you’re only likely to use once.
For the best ways to transport or store a piano, turn to Barnes of Lincoln. We have decades worth of experience within the industry and have been providing customers across Lincoln, Newark and the surrounding areas with local removals, overseas removals, storage options and packing materials. We have a dedicated team of professionals who can provide comprehensive services, alongside free home quotations and competitive prices. For more information or to schedule in our services, call today and let’s keep it moving.