When will your perfectly fit body be of any use, you thought to yourself. Before you decide on going into a DIY mode and handle the moving of the piano yourself, stop. We know that it is not easy to convince you or anyone else when it comes to exercising care and caution while moving important furniture items from one place to the other. If you are not sold on the idea that you should always hire the services of professional movers, you should have a list of things that can go wrong when you are handling the equipment on your own.
1. Damaged Keys
Do you know what you normally do when you move a furniture item? You lift it as it is and keep grunting to somehow tell the furniture item that you are exerting a lot of pressure to carry it. However, what you fail to do - and the thing which is most important - is properly wrapping the item. When it comes to a piano, your approach is no less. At times, homeowners fail to even close the lid of piano keys. This oversight causes great damage to the piano keys which get stuck. You will then have to pay a large sum of money to get the keys repaired.
You don't have the proper tools to handle the piano in an effective manner. You normally call your friend to help you with moving. While moving the gigantic equipment, you may inadvertently leverage the weight of the instrument in one direction. This may bend the frame of the piano, causing permanent damage to your equipment.
3. Insufficient Tool
Since you don't have any knowledge about the handling of such equipment, you may end up using the wrong type of tools for handling the piano. For example, you may use the wrong kind of straps for securing the piano. If loosened in transit, such straps can cause damage to the piano.
4. Damage to the Surface
Regardless of how much attention you paid while wrapping the piano, you may leave some points exposed. While moving the piano, there is a chance that it bumps into a wall or a door. The collision will cause irreparable damage to the piano surface, making your equipment appear worthless.
5. Back Pain
This isn't related to the damage caused to the piano, but it has to do the problems that you can face while handling the piano. Since a piano is heavyweight, you may suffer back problems if you handle it while being in a wrong position.
Expensive equipment should always be handled properly by professionals. A piano is expensive equipment and you shouldn't be so casual while moving it. It's not that you can go and buy a new one in case of any damage - unless you are a millionaire and have moolah coming in from the right, left, and center.