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Pipe organs are built to serve a congregation for many generations. With proper care and maintenance, it is not uncommon for an organ to last hundreds of years. All organs require routine tuning and maintenance to work and sound their best. In addition to tuning, our sessions include lubrication of the blower, routine action adjustments, minor pipe regulation, and minor repairs if needed.
Most churches elect to do two tuning and maintenance sessions; one during the late Fall or before Christmas and one during the spring, before Easter. Before a tuning, the temperature of the sanctuary needs to be turned up to the normal Sunday morning settings. This is because the temperature of the air around the pipe affects its pitch. To save costs, minor repairs can often be done during the tuning visit.
Since organs vary in size and condition, the cost of tuning and repairs is based on an hourly rate. A price quote for tuning and maintenance can usually be provided after answering a few questions about the organ’s size, make, and condition, or arrangements can be made to come evaluate the instrument next time we are in your area. In most cases we do not charge for travel time.
"First, a heartfelt thank you for making it sound better than it has in the approximately 4 years I've been here. It truly "sings" now. Even the choir I noticed the big improvement. Thank you again for your considerable efforts."
Susan Bork, Organist, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Little Falls, NY
"Even the best organ deteriorates without maintenance, or if not maintained in a manner suitable for all parts of the organ; on the other hand, the instrument may last for centuries with proper care. Too often maintenance of the organ is confused with tuning. So a greatnumber of instruments begin to deteriorate immediately for want of small repairs to the various parts of their mechanism; and after a few years, deterioration necessitates major, and therefore costly, repairs.”
Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1811-1899)