Piano and Pool Table Care: Tips for Keeping Them in Top Shape

Owning a Piano or a Pool Table is not just about enjoying their uses but also about appreciating the art and craft that goes into their making. We understand these are not just recreational items; they are investments. To ensure that your Piano and Pool Tables remain in top shape, providing years of enjoyment and performance, it’s essential to know how to care for them properly. 

Piano Care

Regular Tuning

  • Frequency of Tuning: Pianos should be tuned at least once every year. However, the frequency could increase depending on how often the Piano is used, and the environment the Piano is in.
  • Importance of Tuning: Regular tuning not only keeps the piano sounding its best but also prevents damage to its internal mechanics.

Climate Control

  • Ideal Conditions: Pianos should be in a well-ventilated room with consistent temperature and humidity levels. 
  • Avoid Heat: If you are placing your Piano in a well-lit room, ensure that it isn’t sitting directly in the sunlight and exposed to heat. You should also be conscious of the piano’s proximity to airconditioners or heaters, which can cause issues with the Piano finish and the tuning stability of the instrument. 

Cleaning and Dusting

  • External Cleaning: Use a soft, dry cloth for dusting. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive materials.
  • Internal Care: It’s best to have a professional clean the inside of a piano, as it’s a delicate job.

Piano Moving and Piano Storage

Pianos’ are delicate instruments. Improper movement or storage can not only damage the outside of your Piano, affecting its appearance and aesthetic, but it can also damage internal components, affecting its sound and requiri

ng professional repairs. 

If you require your Piano to be moved to a different level of your property, or planning to move your Piano to a different property, you should utilize a professional Piano Mover such as ACME Perth Piano Movers. 

Professional Piano Removalists have the experience, equipment and knowledge to move your instrument safely and efficiently, ensuring the safety of your equipment and property. ACME Perth Piano Movers also offer Perth Piano Storage solutions, ensuring your Piano is safely stored whilst you are moving properties. 

Pool Table Care

Regular Brushing

  • Frequency: Brush the felt surface after each use to remove chalk dust and debris.
  • Technique: Use a soft-bristled brush and gently sweep in one direction.

Spill Management

  • Immediate Action: Clean spills immediately to prevent staining. Blot, don’t rub, to avoid damaging the felt.
  • Avoidance: Consider implementing a “no drink” policy around the table.

Replacing the Felt

  • When to Replace: If the felt looks worn or has tears, it’s time to replace it.
  • Professional Service: Hiring a professional felt replacer ensures a smooth, properly stretched surface.

    Pool Table Refleting

Keep the Balls Clean

  • Regular Cleaning: Clean pool balls regularly with a mild cleaner to keep them free of chalk and oils.
  • Impact: Dirty balls can transfer grime to the felt, affecting gameplay and the table’s appearance.

Levelling the Table

  • Periodic Checks: Ensure your pool table is level for accurate play. Check it every few months. Leaving the table unlevel not only affects play but could damage the table in the long run. 
  • Adjustments: Use the adjustable feet to make minor adjustments or consider professional help for significant levelling issues. If you move your pool table, you should get it professionally levelled before playing on it again. 

Avoid Direct Sunlight

  • Placement: Just like pianos, pool tables should be kept out of direct sunlight to prevent fading and warping.

Pool Table Moving Services

Using Professional Piano and Pool Table Movers

  • Expert Handling: Pianos and pool tables are not only heavy but also intricately built. Professional pool table and piano movers have the expertise and equipment to handle them safely.
  • Avoiding Damage: Improper moving can lead to significant damage. Specialised piano and pool table movers use techniques and tools that protect these items during transit.
  • Moving to Different Levels: If you need to move a piano or pool table to a different level within your home or a new property, especially upstairs or downstairs, specialised pool table movers can manage the task efficiently and safely.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: While hiring professionals may seem like an additional cost, it is cost-effective in the long run, considering the risk of damage and the potential cost of repairs.

Both pianos and pool tables require specific care routines to maintain their quality and functionality. Regular maintenance, careful use, attention to environmental factors, and professional handling during moves will ensure that these beautiful pieces provide years of enjoyment. 

Should you require your Pool Table or Piano Moved, contact ACME Perth Piano and Pool Table Movers & Storage today! 

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