Real pianos (not one of the digital varieties) are still quite a popular form of a musical instrument across America, with many loving how tactile it is and all the intricate details that work together to make a beautiful sound. However, all of these complicated little workings inside your piano also make it very susceptible to minor problems that can cause it to break down and sound a little funny. If your piano is not as sharp or clear as it used to be, or just sounds off-key, then it might not be just in your head. Here are a few reasons why you might want to call for piano tuning services.
If you have recently taken your piano and moved it to a new house or even just a new room on a different floor then there is a decent chance that the strings inside were affected by all of this shifting. Sometimes it can take a while for this problem to become noticed, other times it is right away. The only solution to this, and indeed any other adjustment in your pianos sound, is to get it re-tuned by a professional with experience in this area. Piano tuning services are quick and will clear the cobwebs out of your piano and make it sound crisp again.
Too much or too little humidity in the air can either shrink or engorge some of the finer parts of your pianos internals, particularly the soundboard. During summer a lot of people will complain that their piano sounds a bit off due to this reason. That is why during these months you need to be more vigilant about your scheduled piano tuning visits. If you wait too long, you can end up with an instrument that is constantly deteriorating and sounding more and more like nails on a chalkboard.
Pianos are not a nail that needs to be hammered in by a very big hammer, they should be played delicately and swiftly to elicit their best sound. That is why often after a rambunctious child, or someone else who doesn't know what they are doing, has played with your piano it will sound like it is a bit more languid or damaged. While it can be fun to play some of the more bouncing and rollicking songs you know on a piano, it does pay to be careful with how you use it, especially if it is quite old and unique.