How To Care For Your Digital Piano

Digital pianos are expensive. For that reason, they’re certainly something you would want to last for as long as possible. After all, why spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars if you’ll just have to do it again in a few years? Fortunately, there are several things you can do that will ensure your digital piano lasts as long as possible. Here are five tips on caring for your digital piano. 

1. Place Your Digital Piano In A Safe, Spacious Area.

First and foremost, your digital piano should be in a safe spot away from other objects. This will ensure objects won’t fall on and damage the piano. Additionally, having the piano in a clutter-free area will make it easier to access, meaning you’re much less likely to bang your knee against the piano causing it further damage (and pain!).

It’s also very important to keep your digital piano away from water, or other forms of moisture. This can build up inside of your piano, which can cause your digital piano to short-circuit and stop working. Water can build up anywhere where there is an opening, so it’s important that you keep the piano as far away from water and humidity as possible.

2. Dust The Piano Regularly

Similar to water, dust can build up inside of the digital piano (or even between the keys) which can cause problems. As dust settles on the piano’s hardware, it makes it harder for fresh air to reach and cool off the components. This can cause the piano to heat up to a dangerous temperature, which causes the components to break and stop working.

This can be avoided by putting the piano in a relatively dust-free area, buying a high quality dust cover, and dusting the piano regularly. This should be done with a clean, dry cloth. You may find more detailed cleaning instructions unique to your specific digital piano model in your instruction manual.

3. Avoid Power Surges

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You don’t want this to happen to your piano’s hardware, do you?

One power surge can instantly fry the internal components that make your digital piano run, preventing you from ever using it again. It’s extremely important to plug your digital piano into a good surge protector, to prevent any electrical accidents. It’d also be a good idea to avoid plugging your digital piano into an outlet shared by a device using lots of power on its own, such as a desktop computer or microwave.

4. Avoid Using Your Digital Piano As A Shelf

Nothing makes me cringe more than walking into a friend’s home and seeing their digital piano covered in stuff. Your piano is not a shelf for you to store things on. The only things that should be resting on your piano are your fingers, your sheet music, and your dust cover. Storing heavy objects on a piano can cause the keys to lose their springing ability, causing certain keys to respond drastically different than other ones near it. This causes the piano to feel very unnatural. It can also force the top of the piano to rub against the internal hardware, which can break it.

And don’t even get me started on water. Your piano is not meant to hold drinks. It only takes one accident to ruin your digital piano forever, and accidents happen more than we’d like to think. Do yourself a favor and avoid placing things on your digital piano that don’t belong there. It’ll be worth it in the long run.

5. Don’t Be Afraid To Get It Repaired

Last, but most certainly not least, do not hesitate to have your digital piano inspected and repaired. It is significantly easier to fix problems when they arise than to buy an entirely new piano when your current one breaks. If you begin noticing issues with your digital piano, it’s important they get resolved right away before they get worse.

Conclusion

By following these five tips, you’ll be able to maintain and care for your digital piano more effectively. If you want your digital piano to last for as long as possible, it’s extremely important you take the time to follow everything mentioned in this article, and take all the precautions necessary to care for your digital piano.

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