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MSJ Moving West has been in business now for over thirty years and if there is one tid-bit of advice we can offer you, that would have to be is to hire a professional piano moving service. Moving your piano or hiring an inexperienced moving company can be a risky proposition. This risk extends to both your precious instrument and the people straining to lift and transport it. MSJ Moving West is proud to accommodate music-lovers of all budgets, but piano moving is one area never recommend trying to cut costs.

MSJ Moving West can move up to a dozen families, pianos, cars, and businesses per day. As a result, we strive for accurate timeframes for all of our customers. However, traffic and other unavoidable delays can often compromise our scheduling. As a result, we highly recommend arranging your piano moving on a day where you will have maximum available time. We suggest a four to five hour time period to comfortably move your piano to a new location, while having some extra time in the event of unforeseen obstacles.

Take a few moments to consider the route our piano movers will take with your piano. The closer we can get to any entrances of your apartment building or home, the quicker and safer the process will be. It would be helpful to move any cars out of the driveway, clearing hallways and the room where you piano will be moved to. This will result in a quicker and safer moving experience for everyone involved.

We are often asked if you can lift and move additional heavy items, along with the piano relocation. We can accommodate these request, but let us know prior to moving your piano. This is necessary as items that present unique weight challenges often require pre-planning but specialized moving equipment as well.

Please keep in mind that piano is a very special object in music halls and homes because of their sheer delicacy and weight. In many cases a piano will often remain the same spot for many years at a time. When deciding a professional piano moving service, ensure the following conditions:

Piano MovingProperly trained

Piano MovingHas specialized moving equipment

Piano MovingDemonstrated and proven experience

With the right people and equipment in place, you’ll be surprise how easily your piano can be moved. Don’t hesitate to reach out to MSJ Moving West. We’ll ask you a few questions to help determine your specific job requirements and book a convenient date and time for next steps.

Regardless if you’re a piano teacher, a piano lover, a concert hall, a professional musician or just getting started and learning the piano, MSJ Moving West is here for you. We’ve moved thousands of pianos in the last thirty years, have the right people and equipment to guide your precious instrument through the tightest corners and narrowest hallways. Contact us today and let’s arrange for moving of your piano, today.

Your piano is a delicate instrument which produces beautiful sound. Every single part and component plays a critical role and you want to protect your investment at whatever costs. As a result, MSJ Moving West has compiled some information here on how you can better maintain your piano for little or next to nothing. Keep reading and enjoy.

A piano’s wooden soundboard is designed to have a crown or an arch. The crown increases or decreases according to changes in humidity and will change the tension on the strings and throwing your piano out of tune.

We want to try to avoid larger fluctuations in humidity which can have an adverse effect on the pianos regulation, and even cause some parts to crack. If humidity changes are extreme, the soundboard can wrap so much that it may collapse and lost its crown which may require rebuilding or replacement of the instrument.

A repetitive dry / humid environment can cause wood joints to weaken, if you really want the ultimate protection, place your piano in a humidity controlled environment which will protect your piano in swings of humidity,

Piano reverberations can also cause problems with your piano so ensure that you leave a couple of feet between it and any walls. You don’t want this excess reverberation causing unnecessary damage to your instrument.

Excessive Sunlight
Too much sunlight can destroy the piano’s finish in addition to causing all sorts of other issues with your piano.

Avoid placing your piano away from windows, open doors, air vents, heaters and direct sunlight. Place your instrument in a room away from your kitchen or furnace. All of these can cause sudden changes in humidity. However, even with these necessary precautions, changes in weather can affect indoor humidity as well.

Depending on where you live and where your piano is located, you will know very well that some areas are much more prone to humidity while other’s are not. Placing any sort of humidifying or dehumidifying machine near your piano isn’t a solution and may actually cause much more harm than good.

An apparent good solution is the use of an in-piano humidity control system and the humidifier. It’s an easy-to-maintain, non-demanding and relatively inexpensive combination system that apparently has helped.

Regualar Tuning
Find a good, reliable piano tuner to ensure that your piano runs smoothly and sounds its best. Piano Tuners can often hear things besides frequencies of the notes. He or she can tell when something doesn’t right.

On average, a piano should be tuned a couple of times per year. If this is overlooked, most maintenance will also be overlooked as well. Have your instrument tuned once during the mid-summers months and once in the mid-autumn months. This will coincides with the first drastic temperature/climate changes after the heat or air conditioner has been turned on for a while.

Keeping it Clean
Although not quite as cuddly and cute as a puppy, it will make for better music if you maintain your instrument, both inside and out.

Use a polish designed especially for use on delicate furniture. Cheap polish furniture won’t cut it, so invest in some good polish for best results. Also, keep in mind that spray-on polish can cause residue build up where you don’t want it.

Whatever you do, don’t use your piano to hold your plants. Don’t place any drinks or another items on top of your piano. Keep the finish as clean and object free as possible.

Some finishes, such as polymer, will not require waxing. If this is the case, just use a clean, lint-free cloth to remove dust and light finger smudges. If you have used a polish on this kind of finish, simply dilute a mild detergent and some water and use a damp cloth to remove the old wax. Then run over a dry cloth to remove any streaks immediately after wiping with a damp cloth.

Piano Keys
Finger oils will always rub off onto your piano keys, so it’s a good idea to wipe them clean from time to time using care. We also suggest dusting keys once in a while, but in most cases, it’s best to ask your technician to clean this area during maintenance.

Best Tip
The best tip of all is to play your piano frequently and enjoy the sound it produces. Sit back, get creative and start playing!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and contact us, toll free. We are here to provide your with the best possible service and answer all of your questions. Regardless of type of move, we are here to provide you with a stress-free, break-free move. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us.


Residential Moving: Need more square footage in your life? Maybe less? Relocating for work or other business purpose? When it comes to moving you and your family, why would you trust just any moving company with all of your personal possessions? MSJ Moving West has the perfect moving solutions for all of your residential moving needs.

Business Moving: A successful business move requires extensive planning and a smooth transition for not only your talented employees, but your business assets as well. We fully understand that any down time can mean both productivity and financial loss. Let MSJ Moving West work with your decision makers to plan, implement and execute the perfect relocation of your entire business into its new home while mitigating risk and reduce stress as much as possible.

Delivery Service: Don’t get caught off guard with expensive delivery and setup options for any newly purchased furniture or appliances. Many vendors will not mention delivery fees until you have made your purchasing decision. Why take the chance when MSJ Moving West can pick up and deliver all your items and setup or assemble furnishings at respectable rates? We even hall off old items and ensure proper disposal and recycling of all packaging material.

Heavy Hauling: MSJ Moving West is extensively called on for hauling of heavy machinery such as, farm equipment, construction equipment and specialty items. We are well known and used by many prominent construction firms and various industries around the province. If you need a rig transported, farm equipment relocated or just have large, bulky items for transport, be sure to contact MSJ Moving West for complete service at competitive rates.

Moving Supplies: On your moving day, can expect out team to show up, In full uniform with many clean-padded blankets for your furniture, all the box tape we need, a plethora of moving boxes, lots of bubble wrap and shrink wrap. We also come prepared with all the right tools to help disassemble your furniture, take down the book shelf, and ensure all your items are prepared and coordinated for safe, scratch and damage free move.

Leisure Items: Need to transport an automobile, motorcycle, see-doo or other leisure items? MSJ Moving West has been transporting leisure items from cost-to-cost for what seems like an eternity. Don’t leave the transport of these items to just any company. Instead, you can rely on MSJ Moving West to safely transport your items anywhere you need.

Packing & Unpacking: If your just too busy with the daily grind, dropping off and picking up the kids to or from school, have important appointments or a demanding career, MSJ Moving West is pleased to offer a full range of packing services in addition to crating of precious items such as paintings, motorcycles and much more.

Piano Moving: Need to move a Piano? Don’t let just anyone move your piano! We have a team of designated experts to help move your precious instrument and we have the proper tools and dollies to accommodate such a move. We can’t stress enough how important it is to have your piano moved by experienced movers.

MSJ Moving West wishes to extend its sincerest thanks to all of our customers who send us kind words in email and phone calls. Moving your precious items is a lot of hard work and we take great pride moving you, your family or business, wherever you have to. If you wish to read some of our references, they are available on our references page. If you would like to comment on our service, your welcome to through social media, email or a phone call. Similarly, if you have any suggestions for service improvements, we would also like to know what they are.

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