Though the piano might look sturdy and strong, it can
gradually be damaged externally and internally if you do not take care and
The question is, how do you maintain the piano?
Tuning of the Piano
First, maintenance of the piano keys is the main key to
preserve your piano in good working condition. Maintaining the keys would mean
to tune your piano once in a while to make sure your piano is always in tune
Tuning of the piano regularly is essential to prevent damage
of the other piano parts internally as the string tension in the piano is
correct and constant. Incorrect string tension can cause the breakage of the
strings and other essential parts, causing more complex problems for the piano.
Cleaning of the Piano
The most basic work to maintain your piano is to clean your
piano frequently, especially the piano finish and the keys. Cleaning of the
piano helps to remove dust build-up on the piano, smudges and fingerprints
found on the piano. This is important especially to preserve the value of your
piano, allowing it to be in good condition even after many years.
Humidity of the Piano
The humidity of the piano environment is very important, as
extremes temperatures are harmful to the piano. Extreme dry environment can
loosen the glue joints holding hold soundboard and other wood parts of the
piano while extreme moist environment will case the string to rust and lead to
string damage eventually.
To make sure your piano is maintained in a good condition,
one must make sure the humidity of the piano environment is always kept
constant; not too dry or wet. The temperature should be kept at around 68
As the temperature might not be always at its optimum, an
air conditioner, humidifier or dehumidifier can be used to adjust the
Full Service of Piano
Besides taking care and maintaining the piano by yourself,
piano full servicing is required at least 2 to 4 times a year to make sure the
piano sound good and the internal parts of the piano (which we might neglect)
is still working well.
Play the piano regularly
Lastly, it is important to play your piano regularly as this
helps you in checking if the piano is in tune or not. By checking and identifying
the problems earlier, it is less a hassle to fix it back to place.