Purchasing a piano can be one of the most rewarding investments you can make for yourself and your family. It can provide years of entertainment and allow your children to experience the joy of music at a young age. Since the average price of a piano is approximately $3000, you need to be especially careful with how you maintain yours. 


Your piano is particularly sensitive to the humidity level in the air. If your piano dries out, the tone becomes flat while too much moisture makes the sound sharp. Too much moisture can cause the strings rust while too little can adversely affect the glue that helps hold the piano together. Finding the right balance can be difficult and requires the use of humidifiers and dehumidifiers. Experts recommend that your keep your house at 42% humidity at all times to properly maintain your piano.


Piano owners know that they need to have their instrument tuned, but they may not realize how often they need to call in a professional. Because your new piano has to adjust to the conditions in your home, you need to have it tuned four times in the first year. After that, you need to have the tuner work on your piano at least twice a year; otherwise, you will not be getting the rich, melodic sound that you deserve. 


Whether you are moving the piano to another home or just into another room, you need to hire a professional service. Your piano likely weighs a minimum of several hundred pounds and is an awkward shape to maneuver. Amateurs can easily hurt themselves and the piano by trying to move it. Repairing broken piano components can be an expensive business. In addition, your piano might actually need to be partially taken apart to accomplish the move, something that requires a piano expert. The risk of a DIY move is simply too high for such an expensive instrument. 

Your piano is too valuable not to maintain it properly. Keeping the right amount of moisture in the air is essential to having it perform correctly. Proper turning is also a vital part of a maintenance routine. Perhaps the most important thing you can do  to protect your piano is to make sure you have the services of a reputable piano moving company whenever you have to relocate your instrument. If you take the proper precautions, your piano can serve your family for generations. If you're planning a move soon, contact a professional like those at Johnson Piano Moving to protect your precious instrument.