Here are some care instructions we have collected over the years.
Basic Do's and Don'ts
Do: Purchase a humidity gauge (hygrometer)
Do: Provide proper humidity control. Maintain humidity between 40% and 60%.
Do: Keep piano away from heat sources (heat ducts, radiators, woodstoves and fireplaces)
Do: Realize that lack of humidity control can cause damage to your piano
Do: Realize that lack of humidity control will put a piano out of tune quickly
Do: Realize that lack of humidity control voids piano warranties
Do: Purchase a humidifier or Piano Dampchaser Humidity Control System to maintain proper humidity
Do: Tune your piano whenever it sounds out of tune or every 6 months. Whichever comes first
Do: Tune your piano every six month's whether you play it or not, it still goes out of tune
Do: Tune your new or reconditioned piano 3 months after purchase due to string and pin settling
Do: Tune your pitch corrected piano within 3 month to attain tuning stability
Do: Remove all articles on piano before tuner arrives
Do: Keep a QUIET atmosphere during piano tuning
Do: Clean your keys with a soft damp cloth
Don't: Put plants or drinking glasses on the piano
Don't: Allow any liquid to fall or drip on or inside the piano
Don't: Let children bang on the piano. (teach 1 finger per note)
Don't: allow direct sunlight to warm up the piano
Don't: Operate radio, T.V. or vacuum's while piano is being tuned
With proper care it should last a lifetime.