Piano Movers in Richmond
Got a piano to move? Heroes Moving and Storage can help. We have the experience and equipment to move your piano of any size, from uprights to baby grands. We also offer services to move, tune, repair, and/or store them in a climate controlled storage facility, with an additional option of tuning every six months. Additionally, we offer previously-owned pianos for sale or rent.
Piano moving is a difficult task that requires muscle and skill coupled with a cautious, slow journey to ensure no damage results. While upright pianos such as studio uprights, spinets, consoles and upright grands generally need no disassembly, baby grand, grand, and concert grand pianos need the legs removed.
Both kinds of pianos need to be well wrapped and placed on a piano board or skid board, and then onto a piano dolly. Each piano move is unique: sometimes there are long staircases to be traversed or the piano has to go through a second story patio door. All these differences factor into price estimates that vary for each move.
Expert Piano Tuners
Piano tuning requires the maintenance of 250 strings, which are held under a combined tension of 15 to 20 tons. Understandably, it is a complex task that needs a highly experienced piano technician to do it right. The tuning pins in which the strings are wrapped are set strongly into a dense wooden block. The pins need a special wrench to turn them up or down, resulting in increasing or decreasing tension on the string to change its pitch.
It takes between 90 and 120 minutes to tune a piano. In general, it will take longer if the piano has not been tuned in quite a while. It’s best to tune a piano twice annually, as humidity and temperature changes over the seasons cause the piano to go out of tune.
Most Common Piano Repairs
- Sticky or Broken Key Repair: This is the most common repair call we get. There could be several reasons why a note won’t play, such as humidity, cramped hammers, and even lodged foreign objects such as coins, pencils, toys, and crumbs.
- Chipped or Damaged Key Replacement: Damaged, chipped or dirty ivory keys are common on many older pianos after decades of play. Heroes Moving and Storage has a large inventory of recovered ivory key tops that can match almost any set of keys in these older pianos.
- Piano Buzzing and Rattling Noise Repair: These noises could be caused by loose screws inside the piano. Trying to find those rattling screws is the hard part. The fix is usually easy, as tightening down the screws will dispel the irritating noise.
For us, it’s a labor of love to work with pianos. Indeed, pianos are our passion! If you are experiencing any of the above problems with your piano, no matter how large or small, give us a call for an inspection, tuning, troubleshooting, repair or replacement.
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