Piano Removals Perth.

A piano, especially for those who own one at home, is a precious asset, almost priceless, and is very delicate and tedious to transport.

An upright piano can weigh from 130 to 400 kg, and moving a load of this type requires the intervention of several people. We always recommend relying on experts in clearing and moving, but if you want to do it yourself, here are some suggestions.

Get assistance from Friends and Neighbors

Pianos are weighty instruments, and they can be stressful to move. This is one of the reasons you will need help. The feet of pianos are fragile, and extra care must be taken to prevent damages.  If you decide to move your piano yourself, you definitely will need some extra hand.

Get the right equipment

Rent or purchase heavy-duty belts that will provide a better grip on the floor itself. You’ll also need a furniture dolly, one that can support the weight of the piano.  Meet professionals to direct you to the right tools and give suggestions based on the type of piano you are moving. Use straps to hold the table to the trolley. This will help protect the walls from cracks and scratches.

Protect the keyboard cover

First, close and lock the keyboard cover to prevent it from opening during movement.  Ensure that the keyboard cover is closed when you wrap the piano. Make sure the piano cover is locked. Avoid using tape to close the lid. It will lead to damage to the wooden surface.

Wrap the piano with blankets or padding, wrap the top, especially the corners, fixing it with adhesive tape.

Keep the tape in contact with the surface of the table. Make sure the blanket/padding is thick enough to keep the floor protected from bumps.

Lifting of the floor

When lifting the piano in position, whether it is on the furniture trolley, on the trolley, or to move it to another position with the house, remember not to lift it by the legs. The legs are extremely vulnerable. Also, keep the piano upright. Spreading it to one side is not good for the inner mechanics.

With two people at the ends of the top, place the movable straps under the bottom of the worktop, with a strap on each end. With a person holding one end of the strap (now you should have four people helping, each supporting the four corners), lift the plane onto the furniture cart.

Now secure it, making sure that the table legs are resting on the trolley. If the hob is equipped with wheels, lock the casters in place (if possible) or make sure the hob is secure.

Securing the piano in the truck

The piano must be positioned on the back of the mobile trolley, near the rear wall – the wall that separates the inside cabin of the truck from the space at the back.

Many piano musicians suggest the use of wooden boards to ensure a level floor for the piano as most truck spaces are not always advisable.

This helps relieve pressure on the wheels and the piano legs that will strain to stabilize during the move. If you use boards, place them along the back wall.

Lift the piano from the trolley onto the axes, then use the adjustable straps, fix the top to the trolley wall. Check that the piano cannot roll while the cart is moving.

Prepare a special space for your piano

Keep an exact place for your piano in your new house. Special attention must be paid to this space area. It is important you place the piano in a place protected from cold and humidity. Planning this early will make the piano moving process easier.

What to do after the plan has been changed

Each time you move a piano, you will need to tune it. While pianos are heavy objects and seem quite solid, their internal mechanisms are sensitive to movement and shock.
A professional tuner will make it perfect again.

How to move an upright piano

Even if you rely on the experience of professionals, there are some steps you can take to make sure you have a smooth move. Some advanced preparations can make for a safe and stress-free relocation.

Pianos by nature are large, voluminous, and uncomfortable. If you’ve ever tried to rearrange a room that contains a piano, you know how hard it is to make the instrument move even by a small amount. Needless to say, they won’t fit in any place. Also, if the final destination is properly sized, doors, corridors, and tight corners can hinder even the best removalists.

To avoid any difficulty, analyse the route from the old house to the new home. Record all dimensions of doors, stairs, and corridors. Does the piano fit these constraints? Otherwise, you may need to choose a different room or placement in the home. Also, make sure that the route is free of obstacles that could block or hinder the engine’s ability to bring the piano to the desired position.

Make sure your removalists do not alter the piano during the move. Some removalists have been known to remove parts, namely the  the keyboard from the piano if space constraints are a problem. This method of handling a piano move is bad news for your instrument.

There is no substitute for supervision. Despite the reputation of the moving company you have chosen, you should still observe the work they do. They should protect the piano with a large amount of stuffed pillows and heavy throws. The external piano case is just as important as the instrument inside. Because repair costs can be expensive, you want to avoid any damage to the floor surface.
On this note, you should also confirm that the piano musicians have sufficient insurance. While the damage is always an inconvenient, it’s nice to know that if an accident does occur, you won’t be stuck paying the costs.

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Excellent team, Dan came prior to packing our container to assess the load and to provide advice which was very helpful. On the moving day they arrived promptly and did an amazing job packing the container. Polite, friendly, efficient - couldn't ask for a better service. Thank you!
Caroline Adams
Caroline Adams
03:35 10 Jul 19
We booked Dan and the team to relocate us to Perth. I must say i was extremely impressed with their professionalism. Very polite and well presented. They handled everything with best of care and made it a stress free experience. I highly recommend them and will definitely be using them on the next move
Ben Lockley
Ben Lockley
02:00 27 Mar 19
Good price and set us up quickly, and moved all our gear safely as well. Keep up the good work and you'll get more people coming back. I was referred by Vii Le and it was a good referral, glad I made the choice.
David Nguyen
David Nguyen
10:25 30 Oct 19
Fox Removals and their leadership has shown commitment and dedication to the task. Very friendly and accommodating. I would use them for all of my moving and relocation needs. Thanks for doing what you do!
Shane Hammond
Shane Hammond
16:39 28 Mar 19
Excellent team, Dan came prior to packing our container to assess the load and to provide advice which was very helpful. On the moving day they arrived promptly and did an amazing job packing the container. Polite, friendly, efficient - couldn't ask for a better service. Thank you!
Caroline Adams
Caroline Adams
03:35 10 Jul 19
Absolutely amazing service from Fox removals right from first contact. Booking and confirmation was a simple and clear process. The two men that arrived on the day were absolutely fantastic! They made the day stress free and made our first experience moving simple and easy! They were hard working and enthusiastic the entire day!! Would never bother moving without using these guys.
Louise George
Louise George
11:32 20 Nov 19
Excellent services. Arrived on time, they were very careful, hard working and they charge reasonable. I didn't have any lose or broken boxes.
Roland Ryan
Roland Ryan
12:31 28 Oct 19
Fox Removals has been the best option I could have found to assist me during my relocation to the new house. Their continuous assistance and updates throughout the process are unparalleled. Daniel and David have been amazing, so patient, nice and professional, trying to accommodate all my requests. I couldn’t be happier with Fox Removals’ service. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is in the process of moving.
Chiara Renis
Chiara Renis
01:31 23 Aug 19
The guys at Fox were really friendly, professional and efficient in my home relocation. Even the 40 degree weather did not slow them down. I highly recommend. The communication with Fox beforehand was also superb.
Lendyn Philip
Lendyn Philip
14:19 03 Dec 19
Firstly, Fox was the only company that consistently answered phone calls. From booking—awesome phone manner, and really clear, intelligent written communication (colour-coded blocks of text to mark important points), right through to finish. Just awesome. I knew I called the right people when I saw the way they handled my fridge: blankets and shrink-wrapped like a mummy, and two sets of shoulder straps. *That’s* the way to do it. Good for me and good for their workers. Saved their name for the next move. I can’t remember the last time I had a move that was actually pleasant. Great value overall. Travis and Steve, thank you very much. 👍👍
Jeong Kim
Jeong Kim
05:50 22 Nov 19
I’ve worked with Fox Removals on a number of occasions for my property staging business. They’re very professional, have great communication and arrive on time. We can highly recommend their service. Thanks Travis and Dan for always taking such good care of our furniture and items!!
Heather O’Donohoe
Heather O’Donohoe
12:33 16 Sep 19
Great experience! Dan and Travis were wonderful and our move went swiftly. They came overprepared and had everything we could possibly need to get the job done. Best bang for your buck!
David Tjomsland
David Tjomsland
02:08 05 Jan 19
GREAT PROCESS FROM BOOKING TO COMPLETION OF MOVE. IT WAS TOO EASY, IF ANTHING! THE GUYS WERE VERY PROFESSIONAL AND ADEPT AT THEIR JOB! VERY COMPETITIVE RATES, TOO. 100% RECOMMEND WITH NO HESITATION. THANKS, GUYS!
Sevim Selamet
Sevim Selamet
15:11 17 Apr 19
Many thanks to Dan and Scott. The job was quoted with no hidden extras, punctual communication and delivery of boxes etc. The move was faultless with the larger items moved with ease, excellent to see a company investing in the best gear to protect their workers (harnesses and lifting straps). Both Dan and Scott were good company throughout the day and offered sound advice. Scott copped a bee sting early on and only whinged a couple of times. Very professional, cannot recommend highly enough. Many thanks guys 👍🏻
Chris Harrowing
Chris Harrowing
09:42 07 Dec 19
Would highly recommend Fox Removals to anyone. Daniel and Travis were really professional, and a pleasure to deal with. They were friendly and great to chat to. In regards to the move, the guys had everything imaginable to ensure for a smooth and damage free move. They even took apart furniture at one end and rebuilt it at the other and made sure everything was set up in its rightful place ready to go. Would 10 out of 10 work with these guys again.
Aaron Bryant
Aaron Bryant
06:04 12 Aug 19
Thank you to Dan & Travis at Fox Removals for making moving apartments such an easy and stress-free experience! They showed up on time, were fast, reliable, and all my belongings were packed and transported safely and with care. Highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a professional and efficient job done!
Julia Tilli
Julia Tilli
09:07 04 Apr 19
Moving from northern to southern suburbs, Daniel and the team made it a very smooth process. Thanks to Vii’s recommendation it made our lives a lot easier as we have 3 kids. Would definitely consider Fox again!
Loui Sa
Loui Sa
12:28 05 Nov 19
Dan and Scott did an awesome and very professional job. Having moved 6 times in the last 10 years I can say that Fox are by far the best removalists we have dealt with. They made a stressful process smooth and the move was done on time and safely with extra jobs done on a hot day. Thanks for your communication and spot on service. Thoroughly recommended!!!
Fiona Harrowing
Fiona Harrowing
09:16 07 Dec 19
Arranged office relocation with Daniel from Fox and agreed a date and time with Travis. Daniel, Travis and 2 others arrived spot on time and were brilliant. Removal took 1 and a half days (which was the amount expected), with three truck runs and everything was done as quoted. The great thing with these guys is they don’t require constant supervision. They get the frustration of moving and go out of their way to make it easier. They stacked items in the new location professionally and handled everything asked of them including have to move the same item to different locations at times and rebuild desks and furniture. Very happy that I chose Fox and couldn’t be happier with the end result. Definitely recommend these guys fro any short and will use them again if I move house. Thanks Daniel, Travis and crew.
Gareth Thomas
Gareth Thomas
09:57 15 Sep 19
Thanks heaps to Dan and his team for helping us with our house move. They made a stressful time so much easier! Everything was moved quickly and carefully, nothing was a bother. Highly recommend these guys
Shannon Hassell
Shannon Hassell
11:58 18 Mar 19
A big thanks to Dan and his team, very professional they even disassembled our furniture and carefully bubble wrap picture frames as well as other furniture to protect them in storage. Highly recommend the boysMade me move a breeze
Leo Vinci
Leo Vinci
05:15 15 Jun 19
Fantastic service by Fox Removals! We were desperately needing a last minute removal/delivery service and Dan was able to accomodate for us with absolute ease. Dan and Travis arrived on time and took incredible care and demonstrated professional skill moving our furniture.. Thank you so much guys. We wouldn’t use anyone else for any future jobs! Highly recommend.
jack galvin
jack galvin
00:03 08 Dec 19
Recommended by my friend. They are very professional and got the job done quickly. Definitely give them a call if you are wanting a hassle free and smooth move.
Trang Le
Trang Le
03:47 31 Oct 19
I looked at the existing reviews to book Fox Removals. And I agree with everything said. Fast, professional affordable service. 3 days notice. One end of city to the other with around 60 X 104litre cartons. A ride in the truck on the way with a stop over at another address to collect furniture. Then offl at an apartment building with lift access. These guys were quick and friendly. I had such a good time, wish I could move all the time. Thank you Travis and Dan.
Sonia Davis
Sonia Davis
07:16 12 May 19
Can't thank these boys enough, made a very painful task easy! The efficiency of work, communication and punctuality was second to none and all done with a smile on face! Cheers fellas
John Thomas
John Thomas
12:08 16 Sep 19
Fox removals was recommended to me by a colleague AND rightly so! Superior customer service, hard working and efficient. Excellent communication with pre-planning including delivery of boxes, tape and bubble wrap. Highly commendable and will definitely use again. 5 stars for Daniel and Oliver
Amy Rullo
Amy Rullo
06:49 26 Sep 19
Fast, efficient and on the ball! The guys at Fox know exactly what they are doing and the best way to go about getting your stuff from A to B safely! I cannot recommend Fox Removals enough, thank you so much for all your help, you are now my Go-To!!
Cassy Walker
Cassy Walker
07:50 04 Apr 19
Would definitely recommend Fox Removals. Travis was great from the start, extremely helpful with information and always professional. The day of the move was simple and easy with the guys knowing exactly how to handle everything with the upmost care. It made the whole experience much less stressful for me. Thanks heaps team.
Tina Rigoli
Tina Rigoli
00:31 04 Jan 19
Highly Recommended! Dan and Travis were very professional from start to finish. They kept us informed on every movement during our move and everything went smoothly. No job was too hard!
Kathryn Pitts
Kathryn Pitts
09:32 04 Jan 19
After a horrible experience with a competitive company only 12 months ago, I was very put off with removal companies. A friend of mine referred Trav and his team at Fox and I could not speak more highly oh him and the crew! Very efficient, punctual and just a good bunch of guys. They took half the time as my last move which means they cost HALF THE PRICE!10/10 service and will be recommending to any friends in the future Well done guys!
Shaun Illingworth
Shaun Illingworth
01:15 17 Apr 19
Thanks to Daniel and the team for an excellent effort moving us into our first floor apartment. The move certainly wasn't an easy one and involved several oversized and heavy items that the boys problem-solved and managed with great care of both our gear and the building. Communication was excellent leading up to the move. The team were punctual and worked tirelessly and efficiently throughout the day. I thoroughly recommend Fox Removals as a quality company.
Jungle Jim
Jungle Jim
07:42 24 Aug 19
What an amazing experience and an amazing team. Unlike other removals, Dan actually comes in to have a look at the job and takes you through the process in depth. No hidden costs and no surprises. You buy the cartons and once you return them you receive full refund. They bend backwards and forward to make things happen for you efficiently and cost effectively.No need to look any further... Highly recommended.
Hossam El-Mongi
Hossam El-Mongi
03:36 19 Mar 19
A huge thank you to the team at Fox Removals for relocating the entire contents of our office. The move was completed well within the short time frame we had for them, and well within budget. I highly recommend Fox Removals for a stress free and professional experience.
Ashleigh Stoneman
Ashleigh Stoneman
02:27 27 Aug 19
We booked Fox removals for our move on Tuesday and it was a great decision! Our possessions were treated with the greatest of care, we really couldn't of asked for more. The transportation of a heavy 100 year old piano down and up stairs was particularly impressive and very much appreciated. We will definitely recommend them and use again ourselves.
Marie D
Marie D
14:26 10 Jan 19
Fast, efficient and on the ball! The guys at Fox know exactly what they are doing and the best way to go about getting your stuff from A to B safely! I cannot recommend Fox Removals enough, thank you so much for all your help, you are now my Go-To!!
Cassy Walker
Cassy Walker
05:06 02 Aug 19
Dan and Travis were awesome - couldn't have asked for 2 nicer lads. They were very efficient, worked quickly, with care and are very hard workers. I had a stress free day. 🙂 I will definitely be booking them for my next house move including the pack up - just wish I had got them to do the whole lot this time around!
Olivia Lannon
Olivia Lannon
08:48 07 Sep 19
Fox Removals made our move so easy! We needed to relocate out of the blue and they made it happen without issue. Everything arrived just as it had left. Definitely will be recommending them to friends and family!
Shane Finnerty
Shane Finnerty
02:15 05 Jan 19
A great experience with Fox Removals very glad we chose them to complete our move. Booked in only a week in advance, the team was on time and took great care with all of our belongings even our very heavy boxes full of books. Absolutely worth it for a stress free move
Nathan Wilson
Nathan Wilson
02:43 30 May 19
My move was quick and easy with Fox Removals. Everything arrived safely and they were happy to help in every step of the moving process. Thanks guys!
Lynne Denby
Lynne Denby
14:15 03 Apr 19
excellent team work. thanks for moving our things. worth every minute for an easy move. thanks for referring us vii
Triquach Ngoc
Triquach Ngoc
12:30 05 Nov 19
These guys were amazing. Went the extra mile to take care of all my stuff and avoid any damages. Really friendly too. Highly recommend!!! 😁
Kat Unwin
Kat Unwin
03:13 03 Nov 19
They were very professional from the start! They provided us with free boxes and delivered all the supplies so we could pack our belongings. The crew that arrived on moving day were polite, kind and looked after our vintage furniture with great care! Moving couldn’t have been any easier. 10/10 thanks guys.
Richard Chandler
Richard Chandler
06:07 14 Jun 19
Highly recommend Fox removals - Travis and Daniel we’re friendly, professional and efficient! They were really careful with our furniture and came super prepared with everything required to make the move go as smoothly as possible! Would definitely use them again and recommend to friends!
Lauren Alberghini
Lauren Alberghini
04:35 27 Jul 19
From start to end - I couldn’t fault this company. From booking easily on the phone, to the guys turning up professionally dressed, polite and friendly. They worked non stop and took care of our furniture and belongings so well. Would absolutely recommend to anyone wanting an quality, quick and reliable move. Thanks team!
Brooke Pengilly
Brooke Pengilly
02:01 24 Apr 19
What absolute legends! Made the move very stress free for us and nothing was too much trouble for them! Really friendly guys who are super trustworthy and treat your belongings with care. Also really affordable! Would recommend these guys to anyone and would definitely use them again! Thanks!
Genna Blurton
Genna Blurton
03:00 13 Jun 19
Fox Removals has been the best option I could have found to assist me during my relocation to the new house. Their continuous assistance and updates throughout the process are unparalleled. Daniel and David have been amazing, so patient, nice and professional, trying to accommodate all my requests. I couldn’t be happier with Fox Removals’ service. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is in the process of moving.
Chiara Renis
Chiara Renis
01:31 23 Aug 19
Recently used the boys @ Fox Removals. Dan & Travis couldn't have made it any smoother for us. Good trustworthy blokes & time efficient. Extremely good at what they do & were happy to go 'above & beyond' to help us. Highly recommend!
Daniel Heslop
Daniel Heslop
14:14 26 Jun 19
What absolute legends! Made the move very stress free for us and nothing was too much trouble for them! Really friendly guys who are super trustworthy and treat your belongings with care. Also really affordable! Would recommend these guys to anyone and would definitely use them again! Thanks!
Genna Blurton
Genna Blurton
03:00 13 Jun 19
I have never had a more professional experience with a removalists. All my belongings were taken good care of and was done sufficient time. Will definitely use for future moves and highly recommend.
Shannon Binsiar
Shannon Binsiar
10:21 28 Oct 19

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