While no one would expect that these objects are easy to move, there is a common misconception: that anyone with a few strong friends and a truck can move a piano.
Whether your piano is a treasured family heirloom or will become one, it needs special care and attention when it is moved. Large or small, pianos are amongst the heaviest and most delicate of musical instruments. Continue reading “Advice and Useful Information for Hiring Professional Piano Removalists”
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It isn't always easy to find a top-grade professional piano removalist. Pianos are prized possessions for many people. They generally cost a lot of money. They often have significant sentimental value. They're large musical instruments that aren't exactly easy to carry. If you're looking for a first-rate professional who specialises in piano removals, you have to take your search extremely seriously. You can't make the mistake of simply selecting the first removalist you come across. If you do, you could find yourself seriously regretting your choice quickly.
People who are searching for reputable and trustworthy piano removalists should always be highly diligent. Experience is extraordinarily important. You should always make a point to work with a piano removalist who has significant experience. Pianos often weigh more than 200kg. If a person who lacks experience attempts to handle a piano, it could lead to some severely unpleasant results. Pianos can be highly destructive to walls, floors and furnishings. That's why it's important to seek professional assistance from people who have extensive piano removals backgrounds. Piano removalists who don't have a lot of experience can also significantly harm pianos themselves. If you have a gorgeous antique piano that was given to you by your great-grandmother, the last thing you want to do is leave it in the hands of someone who quite simply doesn't have the right amount of knowledge.
If you’re the proud owner of an acoustic piano, follow these tips to lengthen its lifespan.
First, if you need to move a piano at any time use experts. Be careful to only use professional piano movers. Regular movers might think they’re being careful, but dings are almost inevitable on such a large piece. On a piano, a small ding might make a difference.
Cover the keys with the fallboard when the piano’s not being played. If it’s not going to be played for a while, cover it with a drop cloth. The most enjoyable way to take care of a piano is to simply play it regularly. It keeps the piano in good working order.
Dust the piano every other week or so. Clean the keys with mild soap and a damp cloth but don’t let them be damp for an instant longer than they have to be. Never use solvents or any other harsh chemicals on the keys. Though it may be tempting, don’t open up the piano and dust inside. That is the job for a professional. Indeed, it’s a good idea to find a technician who does know how to keep the piano’s innards good shape.
Tune the piano about twice a year. Playing a piano that’s out of tune can actually shorten its life. Besides tuning, the piano needs voicing. Voicing is the quality of its sound, ad can be brilliant, warm or soft. This has little to do with the health of the piano but is the owner’s or player’s preference. The voice of a piano changes as it ages, like a human’s. If the voice is “off,” the piano needs to be checked. Continue reading “How to Take Care of An Acoustic Piano”