Try to tune your piano at least twice a year to maintain proper
pitch and tone, as well as keyboard performance. Always remember
to select your piano technician with the same care you select
your physician or any other professional service.
Keep your piano clean. Close the piano when dusting, sweeping
, or having construction done in your house. Under severe
dusty conditions, be sure to cover your piano with a sheet
& a plastic tarp right down to the floor. Your tuner should
vacuum the interior of your piano during visits whenever
Keep the keys clean by wiping them with a slightly damp cloth.
For stubborn stains, consult your piano technician. DO NOT
use any solvents or chemicals to clean your piano keys.
Use your piano regularly and enjoy it. Idle pianos are only
space fillers and they deteriorate more rapidly than pianos
Place your piano close to a heating outlet in winter, an air
conditioning vent in warm weather, or a frequently opened
Stand liquid containers on the piano. If spilled water reaches
the Action, call a qualified piano technician immediately.
Use oil on any part
of your piano. Be sure a highly qualified piano technician
services the parts with the proper lubricants.
Use moth balls, commercial liquid moth preventative or insect
repellent inside your piano at any time. They can be damaging
to the working parts and also dangerous to your health. Ask
your piano technician for assistance.
Try to move your piano yourself. Employ only skilled and well-equipped
professional piano movers.
Try to save money by putting off needed piano care. Postponing
a normal expense can often grow into a larger one.
Strike a key that is not responding properly or is obviously
restricted from responding. Call a Registered Tuner/Technician