While one of the major benefits to purchasing a digital piano is that they require much less maintenance than a traditional piano, there are still several things you will want to regularly take care of (and several things you will want to avoid) if you want to keep your digital piano in prime condition.
In this article, we’ll list the various dos and don’ts of maintaining a digital piano and provide some helpful tips regarding each one.
Treat Your Digital Piano Like the High Quality Instrument it is
This one may sound obvious, but once a digital piano has been in a house for a number of years all too often it starts beginning to be treated just like another piece of furniture. And let’s face it, furniture isn’t always treated with the most pristine care.
Drinks are spilled on them, crumbs and debris can sift down into the keys, and continuous bumps can knock the keys loose. While a wooden table may be able to handle a little bit of abuse like this, a digital piano cannot. If you want to keep your instrument in perfect playing (and displaying) condition, then you’ll have to treat it with care.
One good way to begin doing this is by placing it in a safe location. Avoid areas of direct sunlight, areas of heavy traffic, areas where exposure to water will be an issue, and areas of high heat.
Once you’ve got your piano in a safe location, just be sure to always remember to treat it with care. Never use it as a shelf, table, or chair, and it will last you for a much longer time.
Clean Your Digital Piano Correctly
Cleaning a digital piano is crucial to keeping dust out of the keys and to keeping it looking attractive, but if done wrong, cleaning the instrument can damage it worse than a little dust ever would.
Never use a wet cloth to clean any part of the piano. Instead, refer to your owner’s manual or user’s guide to see the recommended cleaning methods for your particular instrument and use a clean, dry cloth to rid the piano of any dust.
Another thing that’s important to keep clean in order to maintain your digital piano is your own hands. Make sure they are free of moisture and debris before playing the instrument to keep the keys in excellent condition.
Maintain the Electronics
Simply observing proper electronic care can go a long ways toward maintaining the electronics of your digital piano.
Start by making sure the outlet you are plugging into is in good condition and that you aren’t overloading the outlet by plugging the piano into an outlet that is shared by a number of other electronics.
Always turn the digital piano off before you unplug it, and always unplug it when you’re not playing the instrument. Also, keep the cords out of the way where they won’t incur any damages.
Lastly, if you ever experience an issue with the piano that requires someone to work on it, be sure and hire a professional who is experienced with digital pianos, or send it back to the manufacturer.
Digital pianos can be long-lasting instruments that require very little maintenance to keep in great condition. By following this guide, reading and following your owner’s guide and user’s manual, and always exercising care and good sense, your digital piano will last you for many years to come.