PIANO REMOVALS, SUSSEX
At Mills Removals, we are proud to be trusted piano removal specialists. With over 35 years of experience, our professionals can transport all kinds of pianos, from small upright instruments to extremely valuable Steinway and Bechstein Grand pianos.
Our expert piano removals make light work of the moving process, ensuring it’s a straightforward experience. Occasionally, we may need to manoeuvre a piano through tight corners, narrow staircases and into basements or up to penthouse apartments. This is where our unrivalled experience counts. Our experts also have access to specialist tools, such as piano wheels, protective covers and strapping. We’re here to move your piano from door to door whilst treating your instrument with the utmost care and respect.
PIANO REMOVAL SERVICE
If you’re searching for professional piano movers that won’t let you down, you’ve come to the right place. We provide our customers with a seamless, stress-free experience, guaranteed to deliver the quality and peace of mind you deserve. Whether you’re moving home or simply relocating your be-loved instrument, our well-equipped vehicles and skilled professionals are on hand to help.
WHY USE A SPECIALIST PIANO MOVERS AS OPPOSED TO A REGULAR REMOVALS COMPANY?
Using a specialist piano moving company over a regular removals company is crucial for several significant reasons, including:
- Expertise – Pianos are delicate and heavy instruments that require unique equipment and expertise to ensure a damage-free move. Professional piano movers have the knowledge and experience to disassemble, transport, and reassemble pianos with the utmost care, reducing the risk of damage or injury during the process.
- Specialised Equipment – Pianos come in various shapes and sizes, with each type demanding a different approach. Piano removal companies are equipped with specialised equipment, designed to help navigate tight spaces and transport the instrument safely.
- Care and Attention – Professional piano movers understand the emotional value attached to these stunning instruments, prioritising its safety throughout the move. This level of care and attention is often lacking in regular removal companies.
THE PROCESS OF SAFELY MOVING AN UPRIGHT PIANO AND A GRAND PIANO
Moving an upright piano and a grand piano is a complex process that requires sufficient planning and execution. Some general steps for safely moving both types of pianos include:
- Location – Assess the piano’s current location. Clear any obstacles, measure doorways and hallways and ensure the instrument will fit through them with ease.
- Disassembly (Grand Piano) – For grand pianos, the legs, lyre, and other removable parts should be carefully disassembled. The lid is also closed and secured to prevent damage.
- Padding – The piano should be padded and wrapped with specialised moving blankets or padding. Upright pianos may require more extensive padding due to their shape.
- Specialised Equipment – Professional piano movers use specialised equipment to lift and move the piano safely. These tools help distribute the weight evenly and prevent strain or damage.
- Loading – The piano should be carefully loaded onto a moving vehicle to ensure it is secure and stable during transit.
- Securing the Vehicle – Using straps and restraints, the piano should be fastened to prevent any movement during transportation.
- Transportation – The driver of the vehicle should be experienced in piano transportation, taking road conditions and traffic into consideration.
- Unloading – At the destination, the piano is carefully unloaded, following similar safety precautions used during loading.
- Reassembly (Grand Pianos) – Any disassembled components are reattached, and the piano is set up correctly.
- Final Placement – The piano is placed in its desired location and any adjustments are made.
HELPFUL PIANO MOVING ADVICE AND TIPS
Moving a piano can be a challenging task, so it’s usually best left to experts. Consider hiring experienced piano removal specialists who have the necessary equipment, training and expertise to safely move your instrument with ease. Before moving day, we recommend clearly communicating any specific instructions or concerns with the movers to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Pianos may need time to acclimate to the new environment before being tuned. Allow the piano to sit in its new location for a few weeks before scheduling a tuning. After the move, consult a professional piano tuner to assess the instrument’s condition and perform any necessary adjustments.
FLEXIBLE PIANO STORAGE SOLUTIONS
At Mills Removals, we’re pleased to offer superior piano removal and storage solutions. Our facilities are available for both long and short-term storage, and can be delivered to your home or collected fully packed and positioned in our facility. Whether you’re moving home or renovating your existing property, we’ll provide you with peace of mind knowing your instrument is being kept safe and secure.
FREE PIANO REMOVAL QUOTE
practical experience. We will be pleased to quote you for your removal, regardless of size and distance or when you intend to move.
Piano removals are a specialist task and we take extra special care and consideration with every removal. Our highly skilled specialists have years of experience in safely transporting pianos of all shapes and sizes. We cover most major cities in the South East, such as London, Brighton, Guildford, Halisham, Portsmouth and Twickenham, plus the rural areas of Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire.
Leave it to us and we’ll handle every step of the piano removal process with precision and care. Get in touch to speak with our piano removal specialists today, who will be more than happy to provide you with a quote or more information. We look forward to hearing from you.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAD TO SAY
“Moving home today was tough. Craig Adam and Bo worked like trogons whilst being very professional and polite. I would have no doubt recommend this company for moving house or any removals. Brilliant service and sensible price. Highly recommend. A big well done ?”
“Brilliant service, cannot fault it. The team were helpful, friendly and completely professional. They managed our house move smoothly and made what could have been a stressful day so much easier. We don't plan to move again anytime soon but if we did Mills Removals would be our first choice!”
“Used Mills removals for an upright piano removal and they were absolutely fantastic. Really professional and friendly! Couldn't believe how they managed to get my piano up some really tight stairs and zero damage! Thrilled great service!”
“Jay, Del, Lee, Adam and Beau and all the rest of the team moved us to Somerset and it was a pleasure to meet you all. Thank you for all your hard work and also getting my massive bed out the window on the second floor. Cheers guys!”
“Adam and Jamie (I hope I remember the names correctly) did a fantastic job with my move last week. Everything went smoothly and what could have been a really stressful day was actually the easiest part of moving house in the end. My neighbours had recommended Mills and I can only do the same. Thank you, guys!”
“This is the second time I've used Mills Removals, both occasions Jay and his team were helpful, punctual and professional so I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.”
“Really excellent service with a very short-notice request to move a baby grand piano. The guys were polite, professional and amazingly fast! Thank you all.”
“Found the guys to be friendly and just got on with the job at hand during a difficult COVID19 period. Good price, great service all round.
Will use them again on my next move.
“Guys were brilliant, very polite helpful team, we having been using the guys for years and would highly recommend, also even seem to effortlessly carry my daughters piano up a flight of stairs, great service”