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December 2020

Just how dirty are your piano keys?

Most pianos should be professionally cleaned once every two to three years, but spot cleaned and wiped down much more frequently. When we play the piano, our fingers transfer all kinds of dust, bacteria, and germs to the surface of the keys. The sad truth is that most people don’t wash and sterilize their hands before playing, and many of us don’t wipe down the keys after performing. In settings where a piano is played frequently by a variety of children and adults, such as a classroom, performance venue, or piano studio, the keys can become a breeding ground for germs and bacteria.

And the even sadder truth is that the average piano is cleaned… never.

Even in pandemic-less times, this is a concern. In 2020, with the widespread distribution of the COVID-19 coronavirus, this is downright dangerous.

With this in mind, we at PianoNation are proud to offer the world’s first UV Piano Keyboard Sanitizer, appropriate for your home, the classroom, the studio, or the concert hall.

QRS Music has been a pioneer in player pianos, players systems, and a number of piano and music-related instruments for over a hundred years. Their latest and greatest technology is designed to sanitize your piano keyboard clean and free of filthy germs, viruses, and bacteria in as little as 10 minutes! 

Here’s how it works:

The QRS UV Keyboard Sanitizer uses ultraviolet light in the germicidal wavelength, from 185 to 254 nanometers to sterilize not just your piano keys, but also the side surfaces of the keys and the spaces between them that a standard cloth can’t reach. This ultraviolet light, UVC 254nm, is optimal for disinfecting, and kills 99.9% of most viruses, airborne bacteria, germs, and mold spores.

When the UV Keyboard Sanitizer is activated, it renders these organisms sterile, inhibiting their ability to reproduce. When they can no longer reproduce, they die. This process does not use any liquids of any sort and functions only using UV light, which keeps your piano, its keys, and the thousands of cloth, felt, wood, and metal parts within the piano perfectly safe.

Meant to be used in conjunction with proper hygiene practices, the sanitizing unit was built with safety in mind, and features a smart designed case with shields and gasket, a detachable power cord, and a safety shutoff mechanism that prevents direct eye contact with UVC light if lifted off the keyboard. It’s a simple and powerful design, with a 10 minute cycle for an entire 88-key keyboard. Although the average bacterium is killed in 10 seconds at a distance of 6 inches from the UV lamp, the UV Keyboard Sanitizer timer can be extended if you prefer a longer or more thorough clean.

With an efficient design, the QRS UV Keyboard Sanitizer is large enough to completely disinfect and sterilize an entire keyboard in just 2 sessions, which are controlled by a built-in timer that can be set to your preference. While it is durable and powerful, the QRS UV Keyboard Sanitizer is also portable and light enough to take with you, or move freely around a home, studio, or school.

This QRS UV Keyboard Sanitizer is an efficient, convenient, and easy hands-free piano sanitation device, perfect for schools, piano studios, universities, teaching classes, and homes. Simply set it in place, plug it in, and let it work. It’s quick enough to where teachers can completely sanitize an entire keyboard between lessons, and schools and homes can ensure that every pianist who sits down is sitting down to a perfectly clean, sanitized piano.

So, if you are interested in keeping your piano clean and free of germs, viruses, and other harmful bacteria, please give us a call. And if you would like to know about all the latest and greatest and see our huge lineup of grand pianos, baby grands, upright pianos, digital pianos, and more in the cleanest piano showroom in America, come see us today!

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