Moving a piano is a highly specialized skill that requires both an intricate knowledge of how to properly disassemble and prepare the piano along with special equipment to both protect and move it. This is especially true of baby grand and grand pianos, but less so with most upright models.
In many cases, the movers must know what NOT to do when preparing and moving the piano and this is where many discount piano movers go wrong! A piano that is improperly prepared can result in major damage, and one that is improperly moved or transported can result in serious injuries and major damage.
Correctly moving a piano that normally weighs in excess of 500 pounds is much more that having multiple movers using sheer force. Rather, it is knowing how the piano is constructed, its heavy vs light areas, and how to use the leverage that these areas give the mover to efficiently move it.
Along with a small crew of experienced piano movers, the owner of Viking is always the lead mover and always present in any piano move and has been involved in hundreds of piano moves, from the simple and straightforward to the complex and complicated!
Viking is also pleased to offer long and short-term piano storage at our facility in Whittier, California.