Saturday, April 04, 2020

Piano Repair & Cleaning

Piano Repair is not a job for Uncle Jim and his subscription to Time Life Books! The inner workings of a piano are a high strung chorus of interdependent parts that must be held at their respective correct tensions and specifications at all times. Use, neglect or just the general laws of decay can turn wooden parts dry and brittle and felt and leather will wear out eventually. When piano parts break, your East Atlanta Registered Piano Technician (RPT) is here to repair your broken piano parts and get you back to making a joyful noise!

And just as they say never stick anything bigger than your elbow in your ear, never stick anything at all inside your piano! The inside of the piano should only be cleaned by a qualified piano technician or piano repair person. Some parts are just fine to be cleaned by piano owners: All of those parts are located on the outside of the piano!

To remove dust from the outside of your piano, use a soft cloth or lambswool duster. To clean your piano keys, you can use warm water and a small amount of dishwashing detergent on a damp rag. Be sure to wipe and not wash your piano keys – DO NOT LET ANY WATER OR LIQUID EVER GET DOWN IN BETWEEN THE KEYS OR INSIDE THE PIANO! Most piano cabinets can be cleaned in the same manner. However, you should stay away from sprays or polishes that are not specifically designed for piano cleaning.

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