Piano Maintenance Advice and Information Guide


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A piano, regardless of its size and shape, requires periodic maintenance and regular tuning to keep providing outstanding performance as time goes by. There are certain things that you, as a piano owner, can do to take care of their instrument and avoid expensive damage, such as keeping drinks or vases off finished wood surfaces or doing occasional cleaning and polishing. Not too long ago, I published an article about 6 Easy Steps to Care for Your Piano. This should help you keep your piano in good health and reduce the costs when a piano technician is required.

Piano Location is Important for Regular Maintenance

When locating your piano, be aware of the necessary mobility for the piano tuner. It means one-half meter to the right of the instrument should be free for a technician’s movement. You should also ensure you do not have loose shelves or anything surrounding the piano that could accidentally fall into the upright or grand piano; it can cause damage to the piano, you, or the technician. If you suspect that an object has slipped into your instrument, seek advice from a professional.

Get Regular Piano Maintenance

Ensure you have your piano fully serviced regularly, and piano tuning should be carried out at regular intervals; most manufacturers recommend servicing at least two to four times a year. This is especially important in the first year of the piano’s life.

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Get Regular Piano Tuning

A piano that has gone a long time without tuning may require some extra work in pitch raising, which sadly does increase the cost. These additional repair costs can come as a surprise if you have neglected the piano by not tuning it more regularly. Be sure the regular tuning of your piano is performed by a qualified piano technician.

Get Periodical Voicing

Pianos periodically require voicing because the tone changes as the felt hammers wear. Therefore, regular treatment of the hammerheads is necessary so that the instrument will have an even, full tone. Voicing should also be carried out only by a designated expert. The service called ‘voicing’ means giving tone. A specialist masters the art, so you should carefully consider your technician choice, as an unqualified voicing process can permanently lose the necessary tension in hammerheads and require their complete replacement, resulting in an unexpectedly high repair bill for you.

Get in Touch with AMH Pianos Services London

If you have a piano in London and require professional piano maintenance or tuning, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will assist you in every way we can, quickly too!

This article has been written to give you an idea of how to care for your piano and the services we offer at AMH Pianos Services London.