The right care and proper handling and maintenance is of great importance for the life of a solidly built piano. If the structural conditions allow it, greater attention should be paid to the place where the piano is displayed. Less favourable are locations that are exposed to strong sunlight, are in close proximity to a radiator, or are in the immediate vicinity of a window that is often opened to ventilate the room. It is often thought about controlling the humidity in the room because of the piano, but too dry room air is not only very important for the instrument, but also for one’s own health.
The humidity in the room where the piano is installed is important. It should be between 40 and 60%. A favourable room temperature is about 20° C. At higher temperatures the air becomes drier and requires additional humidification, for example by a humidifier.
The maintenance of the instrument also includes tuning it 1-2 times a year by an authorised specialist. If a piano is played very intensively, more frequent tuning may be necessary.
The piano action is subject to constant wear and tear even under normal, non-intensive use. As a result, a piano action service is required at least every 4 to 5 years.