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DOs & DON'Ts

DO
Try to tune your piano at least twice a year to maintain proper pitch and tone, as well as keyboard performance. Always remember to select your piano technician with the same care you select your physician or any other professional service.

DO
Keep your piano clean. Close the piano when dusting, sweeping , or having construction done in your house. Under severe dusty conditions, be sure to cover your piano with a sheet & a plastic tarp right down to the floor. Your tuner should vacuum the interior of your piano during visits whenever needed.

DO
Keep the keys clean by wiping them with a slightly damp cloth. For stubborn stains, consult your piano technician. DO NOT use any solvents or chemicals to clean your piano keys.

DO
Use your piano regularly and enjoy it. Idle pianos are only space fillers and they deteriorate more rapidly than pianos in use.

DON'T
Place your piano close to a heating outlet in winter, an air conditioning vent in warm weather, or a frequently opened window.

DON'T
Stand liquid containers on the piano. If spilled water reaches the Action, call a qualified piano technician immediately.

DON'T
Use oil on any part of your piano. Be sure a highly qualified piano technician services the parts with the proper lubricants.

DON'T
Use moth balls, commercial liquid moth preventative or insect repellent inside your piano at any time. They can be damaging to the working parts and also dangerous to your health. Ask your piano technician for assistance.

DON'T
Try to move your piano yourself. Employ only skilled and well-equipped professional piano movers.

DON'T
Try to save money by putting off needed piano care. Postponing a normal expense can often grow into a larger one.

DON'T
Strike a key that is not responding properly or is obviously restricted from responding. Call a Registered Tuner/Technician for assistance.