A digital piano has many advantages over an acoustic instrument. Many of its features are automated or adjustable unlike the standard piano.
A digital piano does not require as much in maintenance as an acoustic grand or upright but it still needs to be maintained in ways unique to electronic devices. Seeing as how you probably invested a lot of time and money into the device you’ll want to make sure it stays in top condition to last as long as possible.
Taking the following points into consideration will keep your digital piano in its best shape to last you many years.
Choose the Location Carefully
To maintain the life of your digital piano it is best to rule out all of the places in your home or venue that may pose a risk to the instrument.
Avoid placing the piano near windows or doors as objects may strike it through the window or those that open doors may knock the instrument.
Also inappropriate are openings that expose the piano to sunlight, dust or extreme temperatures. Moisture, humidity and drastic temperatures can damage the exterior surface as well as electrical components.
Make sure the piano is placed safely for those that will play it as well. There should be enough clearance for the pianist’s body as well as no risk of injury from nearby objects that may fall.
Avoid Food and Drinks
Digital pianos, like all electronic devices, do not hold up well in the presence of water or other liquids.
Avoid placing food or beverages on top of the piano surface to substitute for a real table.
If others are in your home or venue with their own food and drinks make sure they stay clear of the perimeter of the piano and take caution when walking past with these items in hand.
Use a Piano Cover
Digital pianos need a clean environment to preserve lifespan.
Many people overlook the damage dust can cause in electronic devices.
A digital piano should be dusted or even cleaned on a regular basis. A piano cover should be used whenever the user is not playing it.
Keep Hands Clean
Any personal item worth preserving is worth keeping clean from smudges or debris.
Before using the piano the player should make sure his or her hands are free from dirt, grease or grime.
Small pieces of debris or smeared substances from hands can damage the device or disrupt proper playing technique.
When your machine is not being used make sure to turn it off. Leaving the electronic device on when not in use prevents unnecessary wear on the piano’s components. In addition to expanding the lifespan of the piano it helps save on utility costs.