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Moving a Piano With Mentors Moving

A piano is a once in a lifetime-buy that people cherish for many years. This instrument is one that is sturdy and can be passed down through generations, but they’re also fragile if you don’t take care of them well. A piano is an investment because they aren’t cheap. Though they produce amazing sound and music, they’re also sensitive. Just one wrong move can mess up the tuning and ruin a good piano. This creates a lot of stress for the musician when they know they need to transfer it to a new home. When relocating a piano, it’s important to hire the right company for the job. At Mentors Moving, we’re an experienced Phoenix, Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Rosa piano moving company with years of experience.

There are over 30,000 pianos made per year in the United States, but that doesn’t mean you want to go out and buy a new one! No matter the type of piano you’re relocating, whether that’s upright or spinet, baby grand, grand, or digital, we’re the experienced piano movers to call.

Hiring Professional Piano Movers - Top Reasons

Trying to DIY a piano move isn’t something you should do. It’s an incredibly dangerous thing to relocate by yourself. Pianos are very heavy, and transferring them to a truck can cause a lot of damage to the instrument. Not to mention, they can cause injury to you and the others trying to lift it. Not only do people throw out their backs, but others get pinned behind or crushed by it. Without hiring the best Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, Santa Rosa, or Phoenix piano moving company, you could end up with a hospital bill and a damaged instrument.

It’s important to hire someone to help transfer the piano over because you want it in the best possible condition. Instruments are difficult to handle because you don’t want to mess up the tuning. This requires muscle and teamwork from professional piano moving companies that are specially trained in this. Our team members get hours of training so that they know how to properly transfer a piano from the old residence to the truck, to the new residence without any issues. We provide this service at all of our locations, including Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, Santa Rosa, and Phoenix.

Hiring reliable Phoenix, Bakersfield, Santa Rosa, or San Luis Obispo piano movers also saves you time. It’s a long process to properly transfer a piano from one residence to another. We have the training needed so that your piano, no matter the type, can be relocated efficiently. This means you can get back to playing immediately!

Phoenix, San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, And Santa Rosa Piano Movers Require Specialized Equipment & Training

Relocating a piano is no easy task. At Mentors Moving, we’ve spent years training our special teams of experienced Phoenix, San Luis Obispo, Bakersville, and Santa Rosa piano movers. They know how to disassemble the piano, carefully transfer it to the truck using special equipment, keep it stable during the transfer, taking it into the new residence, and reassembling it so that it’s ready to be played. This can’t be done by just anyone, and we use a team specifically for moving these instruments.

Many people may think they can transfer the piano by themselves, but there’s simply too much equipment needed to make this a realistic or viable option. A piano dolly is needed to keep it in the best condition while transferring it to the truck. This is used for both baby grand, grand, and upright pianos. Sometimes, a furniture dolly is also used in the process. This is a dolly with carpeting on the top so the piano will get scratched. Some other equipment needed are tie-down straps, shrinkwrap, and moving blankets. Not to mention, you’ll also need a large truck that the piano will fit into. By the time you rent that, you might as well have used our piano movers who know what they’re doing. When pianos aren’t properly stored or tied down when in the truck, they can slam into the sides of the truck causing severe damage.

Phoenix, Santa Rosa, San Luis Obispo, and Bakersfield Piano Moving Cost

The number one reason people try to relocate a piano on their own is because of the cost. Pianos are expensive pieces of equipment, so to then tack on an additional expense can be a bit overwhelming for some. However, it’s because the instrument is so expensive that you should pay for a top-rated Phoenix, Santa Rosa, San Luis Obispo, and Bakersfield piano moving company to help you. A hospital bill for dropping a piano is much more expensive, and buying a brand new instrument because you’ve broken the original while moving would be even more devastating.

We recommend checking with some of the award-winning piano movers in the area for a free quote. Because the type of piano and difficulty of the transfer goes into our free estimate, we’ll need to speak to you on the phone or through email to get a better idea before giving you a free quote. Our Phoenix, Santa Rosa, Bakersfield, and San Luis Obispo piano moving company bases our free quote on:

  • The difficulty of the transfer (whether there are stairs or steep climbs)
  • The type of piano that you have
  • How far the new property is from the old
  • The number of employees needed to make the transfer
  • The amount of prep work needing to be done

Choosing The Best Piano Mover

When it comes to choosing between the best piano moving companies, there are a few things you should look for. We always recommend making sure the company is licensed and insured, skilled in piano relocations, has superior customer service, and good reviews. You should read their reviews in depth to know whether people were happy with the service or not. It’s also important to look at how many jobs they do a year and whether they have a dedicated specialist team for pianos.

At Mentors Moving, we have an experienced team of Phoenix, Santa Rosa, Bakersfield, and San Luis Obispo piano movers ready to help you. We provide a 160-hour training program for our employees, and we serve over 1,200 customers each year. We have a dedicated team of 30+ employees that are strong, trustworthy, and efficient. Our customer service is some of the best in the business, and we have a 5-star rating with over 130 reviews. We’re ready to help you every step of the way so that you can get back to the important things–like becoming a burgeoning Beethoven.

If you’re ready for the most experienced Santa Rosa, San Luis Obispo, Bakersville, or Phoenix piano movers in the area, give Mentors Moving a call at 480-619-8240 or fill out the form below for a free quote!

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    Smooth moves is the best moving company . Nick and Brandon were awesome . They were very kind and extremely professional. They helped us with our packing and the did a incredible job.
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    This is the third time that I have used smooth move and they have been nothing short of fantastic. I actually requested the same two gentlemen my last two moves and they made the experience even better. I would highly... read more

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  • They were worth the money! On time, professional, and friendly. This was an internal move at our business offices, and they were careful and speedy. They understood the scope of the job along with the many variables of what goes... read more

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    Smooth Move is the best! They moved us cross country and we couldn't have been happier with them. On time, professional, easy to work with. Nothing was a problem for them. We would highly recommend them. Carlos was the lead... read more

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    I was very impressed with Keith’s professional demeanor and flexibility to work with my challenges of my new home closing date changing. All the men moving me were awesome and careful with all my furniture and belongings. I would recommended... read more

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    You hear stories about moving companies so we approached this with trepidation. It was our first move that wasn’t do it ourself. Well, we didn’t have to worry. These folks were great. They did what they said they would do... read more

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    5 star ratingWhat can I say other than they are true to their name "Smooth Move". Keith came to our home and gave us a fair and BINDING QUOTE!On 11/14/19, Joe, Daniel and Ryan showed up 2 minutes early of our... read more

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    5 star ratingThanks to the team at Smooth Move USA for accomadating me as I had to move within a couple days of confirming the quote. I want to say a special thank you to Nick and Eric who were amazing!... read more

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    5 star ratingGreat move and great company!! Our move from Bakersfield to Arroyo Grande was completed with no issues and was completed quickly as planned. Louis and crew were on time, packed everything up nicely, and transported it the next morning. Unloaded... read more

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  • I use this company for the second time they are reasonable careful responsible may be little late BUT they always make it right . That is customer service. Hadley is someone you can depend on the two movers i meet... read more

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    The guys from Smooth Move in Santa Rosa are great. My move cost less than the estimate quoted and the movers were careful and efficient. I had a couple of extra wooden shelves which they
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    5 star ratingI had an awesome experience. Lind and Joseph were my movers, and they were wonderful! Fast, courteous, polite, and had an all around happy and fun disposition!!I definitely reccomend this company!!p.s. they do... read more

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    5 star ratingKen and Ramon were awesome! Super professional and handled all of our stuff great! Will definitely hire Dignity again for our next move.

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  • 5 star ratingI hired Dignity Movers last minute to unload a perviously packed apartment. They were very professional from start to finish in every aspect. My movers, Ken and Joseph were awesome! They were on time, friendly, fast, courteous... read more

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    5 star ratingThese guys are amazing! I requested a quote from them late at night to bring a ton of furniture and other items to a Goodwill the next day. They responded with a quote and had all my stuff out of... read more

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    5 star ratingGreat company! Fast, friendly & reliable. 3 man crew unloaded my parents 16' POD and staged it in their third story condo in less than 2 hours. Will definitely use again on my next move.

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    Excellent! Very friendly and hardworking people! I would recommend them highly and would definitely use them again!!

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    Smooth Move was so flexible with us when we had to change our moving date more than once! We loved our movers, they were so fun and had such positive attitudes. They worked so hard and fast and... read more

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    5 star ratingThis team was really great when it came to my moving. I live alone and can't do the move alone. It all started when I called to receive a quote. It was a great experience from the get go because... read more

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    5 star ratingGreat job moving my hot tub! They adjusted the time for me on the last minute to accommodate a delayed delivery. Arrived timely and carried my hot tub to the backyard! Friendly and courteous service, exceeded my expectations!

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    5 star ratingWe had an amazing experience from start to finish! Our team of 3 were professional, courteous and spent almost 10 hrs moving our 3-bedroom home without complaints. I think it took longer than they had anticipated but they... read more

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  • Ken and Joseph did a great job. Accomplish what took myself and 3 friends two days in 7 hours. Which included a one hour drive to our new home. Excellent service!

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    These guys are the best movers by far! On time, careful, considerate, and friendly. I will use them for all my loves from now on. They finished an hour early too. Highly recommend Dignity Moving!!

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    Our movers were very friendly. They pad the doors and lay a mat on the ground so they don’t damage your house. We felt safe knowing that the company is licensed, bonded, and insured. They did drop some of our... read more

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    Just moved this morning with Dignity Moving. Lynn, Jay and Joseph were the BEST!!! Treated my antique furniture with the utmost care and went above and beyond what I could have expected!!!

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    Did a great job. Broke one mirror moving my 4000 sq ft house but immediately told me about it. Worked around my schedule, had sales guy come out and talk me through everything. Then we had a snag,... read more

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    Hardworking crew!...They dont try to milk the clock. Great value!

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    JR's ability to make the process of a stressful situation is extremely fluid, he's taken the proper precautions to ensure a safe move giving you the confidence you need.

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  • 5 star ratingDid a local move in May of 2020 and Mentors Moving and Storage was great to work with. Did a local move in May of 2020. Alex and Joseph did a great job!! (hopefully I got their... read more

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    These guys were great! Very timely, nice, professional and we loved their mentor program part of their service. Daniel was a fantastic lead, and Jose and Elejon treated each item with care, worked efficiently and got everything done without skipping... read more

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    5 star ratingI would definitely use Mentors Moving for all my moves! The movers I had (Ramon and Francisco) were on time, friendly, and got the job done in less than 4 hours. I moved from a 2 Bedroom apartment to another... read more

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    We had the Mentors team out today and I’m so happy with their service. Their reviews were spot on. Excellent service, careful, friendly and reliable. Their quote was accurate and was well worth it.

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