Often, people will only begin to care for their piano when they see that it is starting to deteriorate in sound, aesthetic or overall playing quality. What they don’t realise is that is much more beneficial to have their pianos tuned and examined regularly regardless of whether or not there is an issue with the sound. There are three main reasons why you should regularly use a piano tuning service.
Firstly and most obviously, the key reason for piano tuning is to prevent the sound from deteriorating over time. As most people know, pianos consist of organic materials such as wood and metal and therefore as is to be expect environmental changes ranging from the heat, to the cold and even the air being overly dry can cause the integral structure of these organic materials to shift over time. These environmental factors can quickly cause a piano to go out of tune and it is much harder to cure such problems than it is to prevent them, therefore regular piano tuning is vital.
The next issue is quite general in that there may be a variety of issues with your piano you were not yet aware of because the sound has not yet altered. Bringing your piano in to be checked by a professional will ensure that any problems which could potentially damage the piano will be spotted and dealt with. For instance there may be an issue with the outer frame structure which you are unable to see but once checked by a specialist can be prevented before it affects the pianos sound or aesthetic.
The third and final reason why caring for your piano is imperative is that regular tuning and checks will ensure its life span. Just as with any living thing, it needs care and regular check-ups to ensure a long healthy life and pianos are no different.