Piano Humidity Control
The entire state of New York including Albany are subject to a wide range of weather conditions throughout the year. High temperatures and exceptionally high humidity levels in the summer, to extreme cold in the winter are commonplace. Your piano will feel the effects of these climate swings. Piano humidity control should be put in place to protect your treasured piano from unnecessary harm. Prolonged exposure to cold, heat and humidity can quickly see problems develop. But even worse conditions for your piano is when it experiences regular fluctuations in the environment. Albany Piano Pros have great experience it delivering the very best advice and piano humidity control services to achieve stable and suitable surroundings.
The Possible Damage from High Humidity
Long term exposure to high levels of humidity and moisture can be very damaging. When your piano becomes damp it can start to form rust on the strings as well as other metal parts. Felt work within the piano can also become loose and out of place. The wooden housing can also sometimes absorb this water and become swollen or misshapen. The swelling of the wood can see any glued joints become unreliable. This can lead to costly piano repairs being encountered. Piano humidity control is essential to avoid this. Our piano servicing pros know the best way to deal with this. Before any damage happens!
Pianos and the Effect of Heat
Many people mistakenly believe that positioning their piano close to a source of heat such as a radiator will keep it protected from humidity. However, the effects of heat can also be damaging! Excessive heat can cause the wood the dry out. Dried wood can be subject to shrinking (the opposite effect of humidity). Wood that is too dry can also develop serious cracks that will damage the strength of your piano, as well as the sound quality. Piano humidity control should be chosen to create a perfect and stable atmosphere all year round. An experienced piano technician can visit your property and establish a perfect area to meet all your piano humidity control needs.
Constant Changes in the Temperature
This is undoubtedly the worst environment for your piano. If your piano is stored in an area that may be hot during the day and cold at night, your gorgeous piano can suffer. The variations in temperature can cause the wood to constrict when it’s cold, and then expand when it warms up. This constant movement can create huge problems with the soundboard as well as many other parts. Piano humidity control can provide all the answers.
There are a wide range of high quality piano humidifier devices now available. These can control the environment around your piano, and even from the inside! If you need to add moisture to the air, or indeed remove it, a piano humidifier can do the perfect job. Albany Piano Pros can offer expert guidance in selecting the right piano humidifier to best match the needs of your piano.