Caring For Your Grand Piano

 Caring For Your Grand Piano

 

Your grand piano is an investment, like your home, or car, or fine furniture. It will need maintenance and care like any other solid investment. A grand piano, with the proper piano service Sydney  care, will only increase in value as it ages.

Locating your grand piano in a room with a controlled temperature, or as close as you can possibly get to a controlled temperature, would be ideal. A grand piano desires a temperature ranging around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, plus or minus 5 degrees. Humidity greatly affects the strings and soundboard of a piano and, ideally, the humidity of a room should remain at a constant 50%, or as close to it as possible. However, the exact humidity and temperature is not quite as all important as just keeping the temperature and humidity consistent. You will want to have your grand piano located out of any direct sunlight, away from any heat or air conditioning vents, and placed where no draft can reach it. Your grand piano is a delicate instrument.

You need to dust your piano regularly, so as to keep dust particles and foreign objects from settling on the surface of the piano. You can use any soft and lint-free cloth to gently wipe the piano’s surface. When you dust your grand piano, wipe in the direction of the wood grain and operate in a straight line, not in a circular fashion. Do not wax your piano as the wax will build up on the surface.

Do not attempt to clean the inside of the piano; leave it for a professional. You will need to have your grand piano serviced and tuned at least twice a year, depending on use, and at the time when the technician arrives for those services, he or she will be able to clean the inside of the piano as well.

Regulating your piano is another part of the maintenance process. The action parts of your piano withstand a lot of wear and tear and after a while, screws will loosen and wooden parts may change with exposure to humidity or temperature fluctuations. A regular tuning service will regulate, or adjust, these parts as needed. Full regulation of a piano can be costly but it does not need that kind of attention, generally, until after 5 or 10 years of use.

 

 

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