Taets Piano Service

Tuning - Repair - And more

Taking Care of Your Piano

Cleaning the outside of your piano
As with most things in the household, pianos need to be dusted. If your piano has a clear/polished finish, you should dust your piano with a cotton damp or dry cloth. For pianos that have a natural wood finish, you also use a cotton damp or dry cloth. If you have light scratches on your wood finish, you can occasionally use a good quality furniture polish. However, frequently polishing a piano is not recommended.

Piano Tuning
Having your piano tuned regularly can help your piano live a longer life. Sometimes people think that if the piano isn't being played, it doesn't need to be tuned. You could relate piano tuning to car maintenance - you need to change the oil on your car whether you drive it or not, just like you need to tune your piano whether you play it or not. This will ensure a longer life for your piano. And just like it is better for your car to be driven, it is better for your piano to be played!

General Piano Maintenance
General piano maintenance can be done as needed. Sometimes pianos need voicing or minor repairs such as sticky keys, squeaks, clunks, etc. I'm experienced in repairing all sorts of minor issues such as these. If you have any small piano repairs that need done, please contact me for an appointment.

Soundboards Inside Pianos

The soundboard inside your piano is a large solid piece of wood underneath the strings and tuning pins. You could think of the soundboard as the speaker to your piano. It carries the sound from the strings outside the piano to the rest of the room. A good rule of thumb is to not use any chemicals or cleaning solutions on the piano. Using a soft microfiber cloth with some water will do the job.