Getting rid of mold inside baby grand piano?

My sister, a professional cellist who rarely goes near her piano, was appalled to discover mold inside the instrument – on the wood, the felts, you name it. She is calling in a professional, but I wondered if anyone has ever run into this situation. So, three questions in case you had a similar problem that you had fixed:

How extensive was the mold growth, and where was it located?

How much did the repair cost?

What steps have you undertaken to make sure the problem doesn’t happen again?

(She doesn’t have central air but will install a dehumidifier and air cleansing product that is supposed to nuke mold spores. I’m hoping she will install a window air conditioner, as well.)

Thanks!
Turns out she had been running some kind of air purifying system that turned the mold to dust, so the piano technician simply had to dust the mold off! Whew! I was afraid there would be no singing around the piano this year at Christmas, or duet playing.

Thanks for the response.


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2 thoughts on “Getting rid of mold inside baby grand piano?”

  1. HI…YOU ANSWERD MY QUESTION…..IM NEW AT THIS WHOLE YAHOO..ASKING THING….SO I DON’T HAVE A ANSWER PRETAINING TO YOUR QUERY…..I HAD TO FIND A WAY TO REPLY TO YOU….IM A COLLEGE FRESHMAN AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY…I HAVE BEEN INVOLED IN COUNTLESS AMOUNTS OF CHOIRS…I WAS ACTAULLY VOTED BEST MALE VOCALIST IN MY HIGH SCHOOL SR CLASS….EVERYONE SAYS THAT I SHOULD BE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY…LIKE I SAID I HAVE A HUGE PASSION FOR MUSIC. I WANT TO START OUT DOING BACKGROUND VOCALS FOR MAJOR RECORDING ARTISTS, JUST TO GET THE FEEL FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. MY MOTHER HAS ALWAYS INSTILLED THE VALUE OF EDUACTION IN HER CHILDREN, SO THAT’S WHY I FEEL LIKE I DON’T WANT TO WASTE MY LIFE CHASING A DREAM THAT MAY NEVER HAPPENEN. I ALSO FEEL THAT GOING TO COLLEGE AND GETTING A STRONG DEGREE WILL BENEFIT ME A LOT MORE…..I REALLY TOOK ALL OF YOUR ADVICE INTO CONSIDERATION AND I APPRECIATE IT…….THANK YOU SO MUCH…..OH I JUS HAVE ONE QUESTION IF YOU DON’T MIND….HOW DI YOUR VOICE GO OUT…AGAIN IF YOU DON’T WANT TO ANSWER THAT ITS FINE…….

  2. eww, mould inside the piano? wow…

    sorry, i dont play piano or own one (clarinet for me!) but i just had to say thats eww.

    not as bad as mouldy reeds mind you, but then, you throw them away. can really throw a piano away. not really a very economically sound thing to do…

    good luck getting rid of it. and i hope it hasnt damaged the piano too extensively.

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