As a mechanical device, your piano action needs regular adjustment, called regulating. Parts swell and shrink as the humidity changes, wear out with use, or fatigue with age. Dirt and grit prematurely wear out felt, leather, and wooden action parts. Regulating and cleaning prolongs the life of your piano.
Proper piano regulation is necessary for the best performance of your piano. A well-regulated piano is a joy to play, primarily because it is more even and responsive to the demands of the pianist, whether beginner or professional.
Unfortunately, many new pianos arrive from the factory and are sold without being properly prepared, and may therefore need regulation from the moment they arrive at your door. Even when a new piano arrives fairly well-regulated, the felt and leather parts “break-in.” Minor piano regulating is therefore usually required even during the first or second year of use.