Looking after your piano? here are a few handy tips

A piano requires regular maintenance but tuning a piano can be very challenging especially for amateurs. It is not an easy job, and you can damage your instrument for good if you try and fix it yourself. Therefore you should only trust your valuable piano instrument for piano tuning or servicing to qualified personnel.

Nevertheless, there are certain things, that you, as a piano owner can do for your piano. As with any piece of fine furniture, keeping drinks off finished wood surfaces is a simple rule always to follow. You will find more information on this subject here.

Keep in mind that humidity severely affects the performance of the piano, therefore please seek advice from a professional when choosing a new location for your piano.

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Extreme temperature changes or too little or too much humidity are also harmful to this delicate instrument. A piano functions best under fairly consistent conditions which are neither too wet nor too dry, optimally at a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius and 42 percent relative humidity.

Regular maintenance also can prevent expensive repair in the future. Most manufacturers recommend servicing at least two to four times a year to keep the piano sounding good and working properly each time you sit down to play. This is especially important the first year of your piano’s life. The required a service called voicing, tuning and regulation.

Hope you find this information useful. If I can be of any assistance, or if you would like to book a tuning, repair, servicing or removals, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Source: Piano Technicians Guild


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