Things to know

Your piano And You!

WHAT HAS TO BE DONE

  • Protected from humidity, temperature and hygrometry are stable, if the piano is not used or if it is regularly used for half an hour or an hour a day,
  • it must be done at least once a year.
  • The ideal is two agreements a year, at the change of season.
  • If you play eight hours a day, it’s three or four times a year that you have to have it tuned.
  • It will take advantage to control the maintenance
  • See the wear of felts,
  • Replace the broken cords,
  • Adjust the stomping or creaking pedals,
  • Adjust keys that are blocking or peeling,
  • 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 strings 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 even 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 have to move your piano, read this carefully!
  • 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 let children eat and play the piano without washing their hands.
  • Do not let them play with little 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 a 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 make a tote, bar or secretary’s office.

IMPORTANT

  • When your tuner comes to service your piano, please turn off the radio, stereo, or TV.
  • Avoid making too much noise!
If you have questions about your piano or if you think you need moisture control, ask your tuner for advice.
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