There are a few old pianos out there which are antiques, but the majority of them are junk. After many decades of use, it might cost you thousands of dollars to repair or restore. More importantly, it can take up valuable space in your small apartment.

But the problem is how you can safely remove or dispose of a heavy and bulky item like that? The answer is simple: hiring a professional removal service. It may not be very possible to do it by yourself. Old pianos are among some of the most difficult furniture removal and disposal task to carry out alone.

Here are the 6 advantages of why it’s much better to have it removed by a professional.

A girl with grandmother in wheelchair playing the piano.

1. Size

Most types and models of pianos are extremely heavy and awkward in shape. Some units weigh as much as 500 kg. When dealing with such cumbersome musical equipment, it’s best to have it done by a professional service to save you the trouble.

If you are planning to move your old piano on your own, it will increase the risk of damaging the unit, scratching your home floor or harming your family members. In some cases, you might injure your back that can potentially last a lifetime. The cost of repairing a broken wall or scratched floor is undoubtedly more expensive than hiring a professional service in the first place.

2. Value

Piano removals can be heartbreaking. They can hold sentimental values to the owners, which make them irreplaceable. It can be emotional to remove and dispose of the piano yourself. Save the pain and attachment by getting someone else to do it for you. A professional will be able to safely and quickly get rid of the piano for you without any emotional attachments as you would.

3. Function

Professionals understand precisely the structure and functions of a piano. Thus, it is much simpler for them to take action. After all, they have done these types of jobs hundreds of times and specialise in it. No matter how careful you are, it is impossible to reach the same level of skills or knowledge as the best in the business without many years of experience.

4. Equipment

Piano removal and disposal require specialised equipment and special techniques to ensure that the task can be done properly and quickly. In most cases, the professionals often use skids, also known as piano boards, to transport the piano. Also, they have the appropriate transportation to properly dispose of your unwanted piano.

5. Weight distribution

The weight of a considerable piano is evenly distributed through its case. A professional service with properly trained workers would understand this and use the right technique and tool to ensure proper transportation. If you do it by yourself, chances are the piano will cause damage to your interior and at worst, inflict horrific injuries such as a broken toe.

6. Reliability

When you decide to hire a professional rubbish removal and disposal service with a solid reputation, it is likely that they always take personal care while disposing or moving your item. After all, they do not want to tarnish their reputation by doing a poor job. It only takes one negative review to ruin a thousand positive feedback that they’ve collected over the past few years.

Hand On Piano

A piano is heavy and bulky musical instrument. That’s why it is essential to hire Paul’s Rubbish Removal for an absolutely hassle-free service. We’re confident to move and dispose of your undesired piano proficiently, strongly and safely. Please do not hesitate to call us now on 0407 125 125 for a free quote on your piano removals.

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    Excellent service, quote given on the spot for major clean-up of household throw-outs. The team provides quick, efficient and courteous removal! Very satisfied customer.
    Les Thompson - Bondi
    You guys are great, I’ll happily recommend you. I just wished I had found you sooner. I felt your price was a little too low when you quoted… so I didn’t think you would do such a good job… well done for proving me wrong.
    Sheryl D - Maroubra
    Paul, sensational job as always, love how easy you make it look. Definitely won’t hesitate in calling you again should either my family or friends need rubbish removed. Thanks again!
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