Sometimes a piano will require more than just a standard tuning and we can assist with everything from minor onsite repairs or more extensive rebuilds (see restoration).
Minor repairs could occur as a result of wear and tear. As pianos are constructed from natural materials these are all subject to wear and tear as well as being eaten by moths and perhaps even rats or mice. This will lead to the need for these parts needing to bethe replaced.
Major concerns can be a result of years of neglect, sun damage, water damage or even being dropped/transported incorrectly (head over to our page on transportation for some tips and hints). We also deal with insurance claims and deal directly with most of the major insurers.
We have extensive knowledge of many types of pianos and repair hundreds of pianos every year. Because of the number of manufacturers that once existed, there are numerous action types and materials used. Master piano builders continually design and redefine the process, materials, and design to try and produce the most pleasing tone and touch.
A good piano tuner must not only be able to tune, but also be able to analyze problems and do the necessary repairs and regulation. Most of the parts needed for repair come from overseas and are costly, besides this, they are also sized in differences of millimeters.
Servicing a piano can also be referred to deep cleaning or detailing of a piano and extends way beyond a simple clean. We recommend that a service be done every 5 to 10 years. This would include:
• Stripping the piano
• Vacuuming and cleaning all parts including the back
• De-rusting/cleaning strings
• Polishing brasswork
• Tightening all the bolts and action screws
• Cleaning the soundboard
• Lubrication where necessary
• Re-felting pedalwork
• Feeding and polishing the cabinet
Has your piano been sitting for a number of years without being serviced and need some repairs? Give us a call today to set up an evaluation so we can give you advice.
The ability to keep your piano performing at its best and keeping it in good repair will protect your investment in the instrument.