When you move, you want to make sure your piano makes a smooth transition with you. These giant instruments are surprisingly fragile, easily popping out of tune due to the jostling of being relocated and having to be disassembled in order to make it safely to their new destinations. You may already know that a professional piano moving service will be needed to get your instrument to its new location, but have you thought about how you are going to store your piano while you get everything situated in your new home? Piano storage should be taken into consideration prior to making your move. Here are things you should look for in this kind of storage.
You want to be able to control the humidity and temperature of the storage facility you choose for your piano to help prevent rust and other issues (such as tuning problems) with your instrument. Many storage unit facilities feature temperature-controlled units you can rent for a slightly higher fee than their regular units to help keep your piano safe. Choose a unit with an outside-facing entrance so you don't have to worry about your piano movers taking your instrument down hallways and various door entries, which can help prevent further stress on the instrument.
You want to store your piano in a storage facility that does not have cement floors. The reason for this is simple: cement carries moisture that can damage your instrument, even if it is in a climate-controlled unit. If you do choose a storage unit with cement floors, make sure they have been finished with a sealant or heavy-duty garage flooring paint to prevent moisture from entering the unit and damaging your piano.
If you cannot find traditional storage to meet this need, talk to your piano movers about where they recommend storage for your piano. They may be able to put you in contact with a musical store that can store your piano for you for as long as you need.
Whether you need to have your piano placed in storage for a few days or a few years, you can keep it safe by placing heavy-duty blankets around the instrument and keeping it safe from moisture and varying heat. Proper storage is key to keeping your piano safe long-term so you don't have to worry about replacing rusted parts or having it tuned again when you finally do move it into your new residence.
For more information on piano storage, contact a company like Extreme Piano Moving.
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