Pianos are high maintenance instruments. They require upkeep from time to time. However, taking care of your piano at home is relatively easy. There are so many simple ways to take care of your piano in your house. The big problem comes when you have to move them or store them for one reason or the other. You may need the space that your piano occupies for remodeling. Or you may need to move to a smaller house that will not be able to accommodate your piano immediately. Regardless of whatever reason you may have; we are able to provide piano storage services for you. With about 100 climate controlled storage units, we are able to accommodate your piano no matter the size.
Temperature effects and Humidity.
The major material used in the construction of a piano is wood. Wood is a very sturdy material that does the job of holding the structure of the piano very well. However, it can be affected by changes in temperature and humidity. Temperature changes can cause the wood to shrink or swell. This will cause the splitting of seams and opening of gaps which will cause cracks and fissures to form. This, at the end of the day, will weaken the integrity of the case itself. Extreme changes can cause significant damage to the piano within a very short period of time. The soundboard can easily be affected by the changes in humidity. This means that your piano will have to be re-tuned. Humidity will also affect the metal parts of your piano. The buildup of moisture will cause the metal parts to rust and weaken.
Climate Control Storage Units
Climate controlled Storage Units curb the effects that changes in temperature and humidity may have on the instrument. They do this by regulating the amount of humidity and temperature of the area. While Climate Controlled Units may be pricier than the standard storage units, it is worth the cost. By renting out a standard storage unit, you will be leaving your piano at the mercy of the elements, which is not a very smart thing to do
What You Can Do To Protect Your Piano In Storage?
There are a lot of things that you can do to protect your piano while it is in storage. One of them is to ensure that the piano is cleaned and polished in oil. This will help prevent the growth of mold and mildew. It will also eliminate the possibility of having some parts of your piano getting water damage. Another thing to do is to protect the keys by placing a cloth or sheet over them. This will prevent airborne particles like dust from settling on the keys. Using sheets to create a protective barrier around thepiano is another amazing way to protect your Piano in storage.