Piano Moving Services

Move-Ottawa Movers offers professional and economical piano moving services in Ottawa and surrounding areas.

We have moved hundreds of Upright and Baby Grand Pianos of various shapes and sizes for both the residential and commercial customers. Whether moving locally or regionally all the necessary precautions will be taken to ensure safe arrival.

Piano moving service

Moving your piano has never been easier. You don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to move your beloved musical instrument. Move-Ottawa Movers with its experienced staff understands that piano moves if not done professionally can put people and their property in harm’s way and a lot of people who choose to do it themselves do it not because of choice but due to the high cost usually associated with piano moving. That is why we have put together a very reasonable pricing structure for our customers; that makes the decision of getting us to move your piano a no brainer.

Piano Removals:

Piano removal is a delicate operation, which entails risks for movers, piano, and the stairwell. At Move-Ottawa Movers, the movers are professionally trained and have the knowledge and experience. All piano moves are executed using the latest equipment including piano skids, straps, shrink wrap and thick professional moving blankets. To get a quote Click Here!

Piano moving & removal cost:

We charge Flat Rates to move both Upright and Baby grand Pianos. Below is the list of surcharges that will apply in order to move your piano. These prices are provided on the assumption that Move-Ottawa Movers is moving the rest of your belongings. If you just need to move your piano please click here or give us a call to get an estimate.

Piano Moving Rates

Apartment-size piano  Size  36″-38″ tall Weight  200-250 Lbs Price $210 Plus HST
Upright piano Studio  Size  39″-44″ tall Weight  250-350 Lbs Price $280 Plus HST
Upright piano Medium  Size  45″-47″ tall Weight  350-500 Lbs Price $340 Plus HST
Upright piano Large  Size  48″-52″ tall Weight  500-700 Lbs Price $410 Plus HST
Baby Grand Piano  Size  53″-60″ tall Weight  550- 650 Lbs Price $510 Plus HST

Why do I need a Piano Mover?

Piano moving, like all trades, is a specialty to itself. The average piano weighs anywhere between 250 and 700 pounds. Grand pianos start at 650 pounds and can go all the way up to 1300 pounds. The value of a piano can vary from a couple hundred dollars to half a million dollars depending on make, model, age and condition of the piano. For most people, their piano is one of their most prized possessions and getting it moved without damage is one of the most important things to them during moving time. This is why household movers do not include the piano in their general household pricing. You want movers who know what they are doing, who are going to move your piano with the care it deserves, and who will not damage your home in the process of moving. Moving a piano almost always requires it to be moved through a space that has a tight squeeze (i.e. a door frame, staircase, etc.). Our Company will never tell a Customer that they cannot move their piano themselves. The question every Customer who wants their piano moved has to ask is, “Do I feel lucky?” and “What risks am I willing to take?” Any Customer who has had an accident with their piano knows that when something goes wrong, it happens fast and when you least expect it. The repercussions of moving a piano by yourself or with an inexperienced person can cost you a small fortune or more stress than most people can take. The reason you need a piano mover is simple: you want someone who is able to anticipate every part of your move before the move has started. 

How much does it cost to move a piano professionally?

The cost of moving a piano varies from move to move. It also depends on the size of the piano. For example, the cost of moving an upright piano is less than the cost of moving a grand piano. Moreover, the cost also varies from distance to distance. A small upright piano move can cost you around $200 -$400 whereas, a grand piano move can cost you around $400 – $600. Long-distance piano moving can cost you anywhere between $400 and $800.

Does moving a piano put it out of tune?

No, moving a piano does not put it out of tune. A piano is a sturdy musical instrument that is built to endure 20 tons of string tension. It never goes out of shape no matter how roughly it is used. Physical movement doesn’t have much effect on the tuning or the adjustments of a piano. The only factor that puts a piano out of tune is climate change.

Can you move an upright piano in a pickup truck?

Yes, an upright piano can be moved in a pickup truck. However, it should be carried separately otherwise it will damage the other furniture items. Make sure the piano is being moved on its back or its side. It curbs the chances of damage.

What is the best way to move an upright piano?

An upright piano should always be moved on its back or its sides. This way damage can be prevented if the piano is dropped or bumped. To ensure its safety, someone should be present on each side of the piano. It should be safely lifted and placed on the dolly with the help of sturdy lifting straps. Once rolled on the moving truck, it should be tied down using straps.

Can you move a piano yourself?

Moving a piano is not easy, no matter how strong you are. Before trying it by yourself, you should consider hiring a professional moving company. This is especially important if you need to move your piano downstairs, through a tight space, or into an elevator. Having professional movers by your side will save you time and prevent injuries and damage.

Contact Move Ottawa for Piano Removal:

Moving a piano is one of the most daunting things to do. It is not for the faint-hearted. Ask those who have tried to relocate a piano on their own. Since piano weighs anywhere between 300 to 1000 pounds, it takes considerable manpower and planning to relocate the giant. Being one of the most arduous tasks, piano moving has turned into a niche of its own. People only rely on professional movers to have their pianos relocated to their next destination. If you are moving out to a new neighborhood and want your piano to be safely moved, contact us today. We will create a bespoke piano moving plan for you.