Complete Organ Tuning & Maintenance
Keep your organ sounding its best with organ maintenance by Griffiths & Co (Organ Builders) Ltd in Portsmouth, Hampshire. In addition to organ turning, we also provide complete cleaning and overhauling for pipe organs to restore their sound.
Throughout the area, pipe organ owners rely on our organ tuning and maintenance expertise. We presently care for around 200 instruments in Dorset, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Surrey, and East and West Sussex.
Cleaning & Overhauling
As part of long-term, routine maintenance, all pipe organs benefit from a comprehensive clean and overhaul every fifteen years or so. In reality, this is often stretched to 20 or 25 years. If left too long though, some small problems, at first only evident to the player, become obvious to the listener.
Although relatively expensive, it is important that this work be undertaken if the organ is to remain in good working order. It involves the removal of all the pipes for thorough cleaning, and in the case of a tracker organ, all of the action.
After careful cleaning, any minor repairs necessitated by wear and tear can be undertaken, with new felts and leather buttons fitted during re-assembly. The result, particularly of cleaning and re-setting the speech of the pipes, is often quite noticeable even to the most un-musical ear!
Contact us in Portsmouth, Hampshire, to find out more about our organ tuning and maintenance services.