Your piano and You!
WHAT HAS TO BE DONE
• In the absence of any humidity, the temperature and hygrometry being stable, if the piano is not used or if it is regularly used half an hour or an hour a day,
it must be done at least once a year.
• The ideal being two agreements a year, at the change of season.
• If you play eight hours a day, it will be three or four times a year that you have to give it.
• It will be necessary to take advantage of it to control the maintenance
• See the wear of felts,
• Replace broken cords,
• Adjust the stomping or creaking pedals,
• Adjust the keys that block or come off,
• Repair slamming hammers,
• Replace strings that “buzz”, etc.
WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO
• Do not place it in drafts.
• Never leave a container filled with water inside the piano, it is not effective and the water may spread if you move the piano.
• To control humidity, install a * Dampp-Chaser System.
• Do not smoke while playing, to avoid dropping ash in the keyboard or burning keys and furniture.
• Do not put electric heating near the piano to “dry” it.
• Never oil ropes or tuning screws.
• Do not touch the strings with your fingers.
• Be wary of underfloor heating.
• Do not try to repair the mechanics if you have no knowledge.
• Do not try to tune your piano if you’ve bought a chord key, it’s not as easy as it sounds!
• Do not move the instrument without caution.
• Do not move it yourself, ask your tuner for advice.
If you need to move your piano, read this!
• Do not allow dust to accumulate too long. Vacuum with the small brush.
• Do not close the keyboard cover, it may yellow the keys.
• Do not allow children to eat and play the piano without washing their hands.
• Do not let them play with small cars on the keyboard.
• Make sure they do not tear off the keys or color them with a felt pen.
• Be careful not to damage the cabinet by placing a bunch of keys or purse on the piano.
• Do not stick chewing gum on the keys or put pencils on the keyboard or on the soundboard in a grand piano.
• Do not stick adhesive labels on the keys.
• Do not put the piano in the cellar or in the shed because there is no more room in the living room.
• Do not use a tote, bar, or secretary desk.
- When your tuner comes to service your piano, please turn off the radio, stereo or TV.
- Avoid making too much noise!
- Q. Some furniture does not go through the staircase or elevator, or the truck can not access.
- A. If the mover came on site, that is his assessment and therefore his responsibility. If the mover has not moved, it is your responsibility to clearly indicate any problems with access to the place of loading and the place of delivery. (Market day, narrow stairs, unusable elevator, problematic parking, narrow street requiring a small truck …). Note that it is rare for a mover to move to the delivery location. In the event that an outside furniture lift is necessary, ask to include in your estimate an option for the possible installation of such material.
If you have questions about your piano or if you think you need to control the humidity,
ask your tuner for advice..