A Basic Service usually takes about 1-2 hours, depending upon when your piano was last tuned. The recommended tuning interval for pianos in homes is 1-2 times a year.
Occasionally your piano will need more extensive repairs then what’s covered in the Basic Service. Major repairs such as broken strings, broken hammer, key tops coming loose or missing, or a key that doesn’t play are some common examples of more extensive repairs. When these repairs are needed, we will evaluate and discuss the situation together and I will give you an estimate and options before I begin any work.
Pianos need more than just tuning to provide a quality and enjoyable experience. As pianos age, the effects of dimensional changes in wood, cloth, leather, and felt caused by wear and humidity fluctuations need to be addressed. Regulation is the adjustment of the components of the action (and pedals) to compensate for these changes. The ultimate goal is to make the piano play and sound as good if not better than the day it rolled off the factory floor.
By regulating the relative humidity of the air near critical components of your piano it helps stabilize the pitch and prevents damage to sensitive wood and felt parts. With the Piano Life Saver System, your piano will sound consistently better and be more enjoyable to play.
A piano cleaning involves removing the dust, grime, pet hair, and other treasures that find their way into the piano. There are over 9,000 individual parts making up your piano and all are susceptible to the dust that attracts moisture which can damage the inner workings of your piano. If you have your vacuum with a hose attachment handy when I arrive, I’ll be happy to include a quick vacuuming in the price of a Basic Service. If you really want to get all that dirt and grime (and sometimes whatever that mouse left behind) I can do that too, but I’ll need to know ahead of time to schedule extra time and bring the appropriate equipment.