Piano Tuning and Repair Frequently Asked Questions
How do you take payment?
You will be invoiced after service is completed, payment in full due in cash or check within 15 days of service.
What is piano tuning and why do you need it done?
A trained professional can tune a piano by adjusting the string tension to correctly sharpen or flatten the pitch in every one of the 200+ strings in your piano. Tuning a piano is the most basic part of piano maintenance and upkeep. Changes in temperature and humidity are among the main reasons pianos fall out of tune and in the state of Michigan, we deal with heavy fluctuations in both. Having your piano tuned regularly will go a long ways towards keeping your piano preserved and sounding great.
What is a pitch raise?
The absence of regular tunings, combined with things such as having your piano moved, or changes in weather and humidity, may cause a piano to get far out of range from the standard pitch. In this event, a pitch raise (a quicker, corrective pre-tuning) needs to be performed.
What is a regulation?
The combination of time and use will often result in your piano needing to be regulated. Pianos are intricate and complex instruments that have thousands of moving parts. A regulation is a series of adjustments to every key strip to get your piano playing at optimal capacity. A good regulation can make an old, worn down piano play like new!
Repairs, re-stringing, cleaning, etc.
From keys that won’t play, to broken strings, squeaking pedals, or annoying buzzing sounds, pianos often need work. There is a lot going on in your piano and that means a lot can go wrong.
Do I Need Humidity Regulation?
The constant and severe fluctuation of humidity in the state of Michigan is a big factor in pianos getting out of tune. One way of dealing with this is by installing a device that keeps the internal humidity of a piano at a constant. As a licensed installer for Dampp-Chaser, I can help you by installing a great humidity control system.
What is a service call?
Occasionally, people have a piano and are not quite sure what to do with it. Is the piano any good? Is it worth fixing up? Can it hold a tune? Well, I can help you answer those questions. A service call is the base price that it takes for me to come to your location, answer the initial questions you have about your piano, and help you decide the best course to take.