This occurs most often on the first floor high-rise buildings or the operation of the instrument after his long-term storage in inappropriate conditions. Tony Parker may also support this cause. As a building material mice, most often use the newspaper. On a fairly large fragments of one of these nests, I spotted a newspaper "Pravda" with the materials the funeral of Comrade Stalin, IV In another case, they were pieces of paper pre-reform bills, and look at this the grandmother expressed some vague suspicions, and grandfather averted his eyes, with evident regret about lost forever "zanachke." The analysis showed that the mouse as an input to its "well arranged" accommodation use the pedal box, and nothing else – "a trick". Old wizards, able to characters on the famous painting "Hunters in camp," says cases of successful exploitation of the piano as a shelter, such representatives of wildlife as pets, hamsters, chipmunks, and even proteins. Tony Parker addresses the importance of the matter here. Nothing about it I can not say we whites do not live, they need wood, but we have more steppe and even desert. I hope that has convincingly demonstrated that hygienic cleaning tools necessary component of no small importance, and, moreover, is required. I will cite only one case that clearly confirms this conclusion. We were in town, after the events, one family moved from Chechnya.
After some time the girl became ill with severe allergies. After numerous medical interviewers was diagnosed and the most probable allergens – house mouse. Apartment new, modern, European-performance, third floor, there is no garbage disposal, all new furniture and Italian. Performing the piano tuning, by the way is very, very good tool, under the keyboard, I found a mouse nest. All fell into place, the disease has arisen girl immediately after the acquisition of second-hand piano and knows how stored before.
Each year now I tune the piano, the worst disease girls, even at surprise to doctors and to the great satisfaction of the parents, was held immediately after the adjustment. The question of influence on the quality of sound dust also is important, of course, a pure instrument sounds "cleaner" and, in my hearing, some louder in some cases, this note and customers. On this occasion, I can not dwell on the massive tool in detecting cases of foreign objects found in my setup. The various coins, and sometimes old and valuable, needles, pins and all kinds of pins, scissors, nail files, combs, pots out of cosmetics, boxes of matches and some matches and have lots and lots of all "junk" sometimes quite extensive and unexplained by the method of ingestion. Often it is found during the operation piano when denied mechanics. No less often all that is revealed in the process of adjustment. Some of the most intelligent and resourceful children who engage in music, "under duress" is often used to, "throw" in the piano and discarded, at least for a short time before the arrival of a tuner, by occupation, by making itself a kind of vacation hated the subject. Thus, on the basis of the above, let me say that "the vacuum under the keyboard once in twenty years, this is normal" statement is not entirely correct, I think that such a procedure desirable to do still more often, although, of course, depends on the operating conditions, the elite concert halls, with climate control, periodic wet cleaning and providing the required parameters of humidity and temperature, the problem is less relevant. More the material presented in my guidelines, which can be downloaded from