Most moves are straightforward. For most residential and commercial customers, the crew is responsible for moving things like furniture, appliances, desks, filing cabinets, boxed goods, and so on. However, some moving and storage companies specialize in moving delicate and expensive items.
If you have precious artwork, a piano, an antique, an exotic sports car, or some other high-ticket item that needs to be moved, it is imperative that you choose a company with experience and expertise in this specific area. In addition to companies that specialize in moving these types of items, some traditional moving and storage companies also have the experience, expertise, and training to perform an outstanding job. Either way, the goal is to hire a reputable company that has successfully moved delicate and expensive items multiple times.
Hiring the right company is critical when moving a piano. Whether an upright or grand, this is an extremely large and heavy instrument comprised of many delicate components. Even a small amount of rough handling could cause significant damage or even ruin the piano’s sound forever. A highly professional company will take all of the necessary precautions, securing the keys, hammers, strings, and other moving parts. The company will also use a special air ride system. Combined, this prevents the piano from moving around during transport.
A reputable moving and storage company can store a piano, as well. The instrument would be carefully placed inside of a climate-controlled building to prevent damage from heat, cold, humidity, insects, and dust. Make sure the company you hire carries a significant amount of cargo insurance for its protection and yours.
Antiques and Fine Art
A special process and expertise are also required when moving antiques and fine art. Just as you would search for a company with experience and expertise to move your piano, the same holds true for antiques and fine art pieces. Before transport, any such items would be heavily padded, encased in wooden crates, and then lifted onto the truck using air ride equipment. Just as with a piano, antiques and fine art should be stored in a climate-controlled building for optimal protection.
The Bottom Line
The right moving and storage company will be extremely cautious in packing, loading, and unloading all of your goods, regardless of what they are or their value. However, if you have a piano, antiques, fine art, or other expensive or delicate items, make sure that you choose a company that you can trust.
For more information about how Priority Moving and Storage San Diego can help move your delicate items contact us today!