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Do’s and Don’ts for Moving a Piano:

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First: Know Your Instrument

 Your piano is almost certainly the largest and most complex mechanical device in your home. A standard piano has 230 strings and about 10,000 separate moving parts.  This is why tuning a piano can be such an involved process. Moving it from one home to another without the utmost care can easily cause unforeseen problems.

When it comes to acoustic pianos, there are two major types on the market:

Grand Pianos are the type most often seen in classical amphitheaters. They have a large, harp-shaped soundboard and typically roll on caster wheels. These pianos can weigh more than 1,200 pounds, while baby grands have the same shape in a smaller frame, usually weighing around half as much.
Upright Pianos are smaller, more portable instruments commonly seen in clubs, studios and homes that can’t accommodate a more massive option. Portable is a relative term here, since even a small spinet piano can weigh more than 400 pounds.
If you have an upright piano, its compact sha…

Do’s and Don’ts for Moving a Piano:

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Whether you’re planning a short- or long-distance move, you’re likely to run into a few obstacles with your plans if you own a piano. Whether you perform beautiful music on the instrument daily or let it collect dust in a corner, you definitely don’t want to leave it behind or see it damaged during transit. There are multiple factors to take into consideration when it comes to moving your piano—don’t assume you can just roll it from one place to the next without endangering it.



First: Know Your Instrument

 Your piano is almost certainly the largest and most complex mechanical device in your home. A standard piano has 230 strings and about 10,000 separate moving parts.  This is why tuning a piano can be such an involved process. Moving it from one home to another without the utmost care can easily cause unforeseen problems.

When it comes to acoustic pianos, there are two major types on the market:

Grand Pianos are the type most often seen in classical amphitheaters. They have a large, harp…

6 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home This Summer:

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Summer is in full swing and, for many this marks the beginning of their home maintenance routines. While you may have a lot of no-brainer items to tick off of your to-do list, such as checking your HVAC filters and making sure it’s not cluttered, anyone who’s looking to sell their home in the near future is going to have many other items to consider checking as well. Check out the following summer home maintenance tips to help boost the value of your home: 1. Window Treatment One way to freshen up your home and boost a potential buyer's appeal is to simply update your windows. Updating to energy efficient, properly-sealed windows will not only lower the overall maintenance of your house, but it will add that extra bit of curb appeal too. 2. Plumbing The bathroom and the kitchen are the two places in your home that, when it comes to plumbing and upgrades, you will see some of the biggest profits. Updating your home to have water and power efficient appliances and fixtures will not only …