Why use a piano mover?
Piano Moving Tidbits
Pianos are heavy. The average spinet weighs about three hundred to five hundred pounds. Grands and
Baby Grands vary from four hundred to a thousand pounds.
The use of a few strong men can move a piano. Balancing it and not damaging it, that’s where A Better Tripp comes in . Damaging a piano can
be costly. Let the professional movers at A Better Tripp Moving and Storage relocate your piano. The
best way to find a piano mover is by word of mouth referral.
What is tuning? When is it required?
Tuning is the adjustment made to the strings to bring each string
to it’s proper tension. Pianos need to be tuned when there
is a change in atmosphere, so tuning with the change of the seasons
is advised, about 6 weeks after. New pianos should be tuned 3- 4
times the first year. Whenever a piano is moved, whether in the
house, across town or across the United States, make that appointment
with your tuner. Pianos should be regulated every 5 years.
How do I care for my piano?
Your piano is not just a piece of furniture. It is more than likely
an investment. It is not just an investment for monetary reasons,
it is now an heirloom piece, affecting your family's emotions. Play
your piano as much as possible. Be sure to maintain room temperature
between 72 degrees and 75 degrees. Keep humidity between 40-
50 %. Keep the piano away from extremely dry areas. Always use a soft
cloth when cleaning the cabinet of your piano. Increasing the shine
can best be achieved by using liquid wax. Clean the keys with a
soft damp cloth. Keep the inside of your piano clean. Have a technician
do this when it is being tuned. If ever something is dropped inside
the piano, STOP, call a technician. You can seriously damage your
piano and it could become more costly if more damage were to occur.
For more information about piano care, please visit the Piano Technicians Guild piano care page.