Pianos need periodic cleaning since dust & debris can cause annoying buzzing sounds on the soundboard when the instrument is played. Also, dirty piano actions can be problematic. We often find pens, pencils, paper clips and other various and sundry items inside the piano action which impede key movement and cause weird sounds. Mice sometimes take up residence in pianos and can chew away felts which can be costly to repair. We can show you how to keep them out. The piano finish should be rubbed down periodically to protect the wood and highlight the appearance and the soundboard needs a good cleaning and a rub down to remove dust and debris.
Humidity Control Systems
Humidity fluctuations cause the soundboard on a piano to expand and to contract destabilizing the pitch. When dried out, soundboards and bridges can crack or split and can be very costly to repair. Humidity control systems stabilize the moisture in the air to around 40% helping the piano to better maintain its tune and to prevent damage to wooden piano action parts thus extending the life of the instrument.
Regulating the Piano Action
Regulation is adjusting the mechanisms in the piano action so that they respond quickly and efficiently as they were originally set by the factory. It is a tedious job and usually takes over 20 hours to do. A musician or student who plays a well-regulated piano will enjoy the experience of playing and get more satisfaction from the results or their practice.