Taking Care Of Your Piano: What You Need to Know
Neglecting your piano and letting it gather dust in one corner of the room will make it prone to irreparable damage. Since you’ve invested both your time and money in choosing the right piano for you, it is proper to take good care of it. Here are the following piano maintenance tips that you should keep in mind.

1.    Pick an excellent location for your pianos
Because most keyboards are made out of wood, steel wires, and frame, it is essential that you place it in an area away from high temperature and high humidity. If the temperature starts to rise, the parts of your piano will begin to shrink and swell as well. Also, use a humidifier during the winter season when there's less humid to maintain the appropriate level.

2.    Always cover the keys
If you don't plan on using your piano, make sure that you include the essentials. In that way, you can prevent the build-up of dust and dirt between the keys. Contaminants such as pet hairs and food crumbs can also damage your piano. You can buy a cover online if in case that your model of the piano doesn't come with a fallboard.

3.    Make sure not to place some liquids on top
While playing your wine atop your piano lid during the play may seem elegant, we do not encourage you from doing so. If the wine accidentally spills into your piano, it will not only damage the wood finish. It may also cause damage to the sensitive and internal parts of the piano. As what we've mentioned above, placing your piano in an isolated area is an excellent choice.

4.    Play your piano regularly
The only way for you to determine if your piano is suffering from some damage is to play it regularly. In that way, you can avoid service lapses as well. Even when you are done with the practicing phase and you're busy with work, playing your piano at least once a week will help a lot.

5.    Clean the piano’s keys
When it comes to dust, you can remove it using mild soap and a damp cloth. However, make sure that you dry them as soon as you can to avoid moisture. You can do this process in any of your piano’s outer surfaces. But never use an aerosol cleaner as it may contain chemicals and solvents that can cause irreparable damage to your piano. When it comes to washing the internal parts of the piano, you might want to call a professional instead to reduce the risks.

Now that you know how to care for your piano, keep the aforementioned tips in mind. It may help you to lengthen the service life of your piano. Not everyone can afford a grand piano. So if you have one, even if it's an heirloom from your grandmother, take good care of it, and it will play accordingly for you.