moth damage

Moth Damage

Almost half the repairs I do are related to moth damage! Do put moth killer tabs inside your piano, making sure they don’t foul any moving parts. Prevention is much cheaper than replacing all your felts.


The extremes of humidity are 45% to 70% but keeping it constant at around 55% to 60% is ideal.
High humidity can make hinge points stiff and slow the action, eventually notes stop working altogether. White mould grows on wooden parts inside your piano, this can be an indicator that the humidity has been over 70% for a period of time.
Low Humidity can make wood shrink and split, & screws holding the action parts may loosen.
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If you are happy with the temperature in a room, so is your piano. Pianos do not like outbuildings, conservatories or periods in storage. If your piano is kept somewhere that is only heated occasionally, like a church, then consider fitting a ‘Dampp-chaser’.

Piano Buyer’s Guide

Coming soon, 
in the meantime please contact me for advice.

Frequently Asked

A professional piano tuning session usually takes between 1 to 2 hours, but it can vary depending on the piano’s condition.

A temperament strip is a tool used to ensure that the piano’s intervals are correctly tuned. It’s placed on the strings to help maintain consistent pitch across the keyboard.

Tuning a piano by ear without the necessary tools and training is extremely challenging and often not recommended.

Yes, pianos can go out of tune over time due to environmental factors, so periodic tuning is necessary to maintain their sound quality.

If you have any queries on these or other issues, please get in touch for further advice.