Moving a Piano or Organ? Your Questions Answered

As we’ve mentioned on our piano and organ moving page, the process of moving a piano or an organ is both a science and an art. Not only are these instruments incredibly heavy, but they are also extremely fragile. It takes more than strength and finesse to move them. Below we have provided our most frequently asked questions about moving pianos and organs.

What types of pianos and organs can be moved?

Any type of piano or organ can be moved. Specifically at Burrows Moving, we have moved spinet pianos, console pianos, studio upright pianos, big upright pianos, player grand and upright pianos, electronic pianos, small baby grand pianos, large baby grand pianos, large parlor grand pianos, and even larger concert grand pianos.

What is the process of moving a piano and organ?

When we move a piano, most of the work is through preparation. The first step is to sufficiently wrap the piano with our special padding and covers. The second step is to remove the legs of the piano through a carefully crafted process that has been perfected by the moving team over time. The third and final step is to place the piano or organ on a cart and/or hoist the instrument as necessary. The above process is very much dependent on the the type of piano, the moving route, and the circumstances of the moving environment.

When should you get a piano tuned after a move?

A piano needs to get acclimated to its new environment for a period of at least two weeks before it should be tuned. The conditions of flooring, windows, sunlight, air conditioning, humidity, and other interior surroundings affect the function and sound of the instrument. Therefore you must make sure to wait at least two weeks before finding a professional piano tuner.

How easy is it to find a piano or organ mover in Chicago?

Professional piano and organ movers require years of experience. By years, we mean at least 10 dedicated years of a myriad of different piano and organ moves. Burrows Moving currently employs 15 of the most experienced piano and organ movers in Chicago, with several of them having 20 or more years of piano and organ moving experience.

The safest and easiest way to move a piano or organ is through professional and experienced movers who have a proficient knowledge and background with moving pianos and organs. Fortunately, companies like Burrows Moving in Chicago, is able to provide these services to you. Give them a call to move your piano or organ today.