PIANO MOVING & STORAGE
Moving families pianos since 1908.
Pianos are the music of the home.
William C. Huff Companies realize the value of the family piano. Many households have pianos that have been passed down for generations. Others have invested in pianos as pieces of functional art. We understand that your piano is irreplaceable, and that is why as a piano moving company only the most senior staff move our clients’ family musical piece.
More than 3 million homes in America now have some type of storage for wine. From a basic, one temperature, 12 bottle cooler to multi-million dollar walk in cellars, America has become obsessed with, not just protecting their wine but, in many cases, making a statement to others of just how grand their collection is. And, it’s not just homeowners, many fine restaurants are now built around a massive central walk in wine cellar that their customers can peer into and ponder if they will splurge on a bottle of Opus One or maybe a Rothschild.
But, just how important is it to “store” your wine properly? Without getting into the chemical analysis and biology of enzymes and organisms, it is easy to assume that extreme temperatures variations are not good for anything. Consider what happens to a bowl of chili if it is left on the counter for two days…and then what happens when we just keep it in the fridge for the same amount of time. As we know, even the fridge does not keep the chili from going bad, eventually.
The same is true with wine. If it’s left out and room temperature (72-74), many wines can be “OK’ for maybe a few years. Put the temperature up to 80 and the wine’s shelf life drops dramatically. Just like food however, just because it’s in a wine storage cooler, doesn’t mean it will last for 20 years. In fact, most average wines truly only have a life expectancy of less than 10 years, even in proper wine storage. I know that it might be possible to eat something that has been canned for several years but it would not be advisable. The same is true of wine. Also, just as some foods last longer than others, there are wines which are specifically engineered to last longer. These tend to be European wines which actually do not fully “mature” for years. Wines like a fine Rothschild can be 30 years or older and still be good.
A friend of mine, Claude Robbins, who owns The International Wine Guild, one of the nations’ largest wine schools, told me once that wine collectors often will count on a number of bottles in a case to be “bad” because of the age and region it was made in. He says that, “Even the subtlest changes in vibration, temperature and humidity can affect a prized case of wine and, that not all bottles in the case will react to these changes in the same manner.
Our senior staff crew leader has an average of more than 10 years of experience with the company and has been involved with the moving and storage of hundreds of pianos in all shapes and sizes. From concert grands to the rare $500,000 Fazioli M, our crews have experienced every possible scenario.
Heat, cold and humidity can be disastrous for pianos. At William C. Huff we maintain proper heat, cooling and humidity control to preserve the hundreds of pianos that have been entrusted to our climate controlled storage warehouses.
Clients will always know that their pianos are safe and secure with William C. Huff Companies. If disassembly is required, our experienced staff carefully and safely disassemble your piano and meticulously protect all parts during transportation to your new home. Your piano can also be transported to one of our climate controlled facilities and monitored for 24/7 piece of mind.
Piano transportation is a delicate performance. The proper equipment must be used to ensure transportation without damage to the instrument. The correct size of piano board is essential for enabling the right protection from door thresholds, steps, and uneven surfaces. Also, the proper size piano dolly is necessary to make sure no damage is done to the floors inside the clients’ home.
Once the piano is safely secured in the moving truck know that your piano is riding in a trucks equipped with air-ride suspensions, providing smooth, damage free transportation.
We are available to talk with you about all of our moving & storage services. If you have any questions about what we do and how we can help you, send us a message or give us a call!