PIANO REPAIRS IN LONDON
From time to time your piano may need a little more care than a standard tuning. Every piano is different -differences in construction, the environment the piano is kept in and the way it is played are all things can take their toll on the condition of your piano.
Our expert technicians use the finest materials combined with years of experience and knowledge to repair and restore your piano to its best possible condition.
A piano has more than 12,000 separate parts with 10,000 of those being moving parts. Problems that can develop include glue joints breaking, the pins that parts hinge on can become loose or tight, and the action felt can wear out or swell. All of these issues can result in poor playability, sticking keys and slow response. If you avoid repairing your piano, these conditions will worsen.
A standard upright piano has around 230 strings which are around 165 pounds of tension each, with a combined tension in excess of 18 tons. With a grand piano the tension rises to over 30 tons. Strings may break from time to time, and each piano has specific strings for their individual construction and design. Using the wrong gauge of strings in a piano can cause issues with tuning stability, poor sound quality and, in the long term, potential damage to the piano. Our piano technicians will happily repair this for you and can bring the correct strings and equipment for the job.
Prior to the 1950s pianos had ivory keys. Since then, due to concerns regarding the environment and costs, piano keys tend to be plastic. Depending on the environmental conditions the piano is kept in, over time the glue that holds the plastic or ivory to the wooden key can come loose. This is an easy issue to fix with the proper materials and techniques. Our piano technicians will be happy to repair any faulty keys.
Our team of highly skilled professionals can repair any part of your piano, and give you advice on the correct humidity and temperatures that your piano will perform best in.
Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions about the care and maintenance of your piano, or for a quote on repairs.