Supporting those who are rebuilding their lives after a fire loss with professional shop services restoring the smoke and fire damaged piano!

Types of Smoke & Odors

We generally refer to smoke as either driven or free floating. Driven smoke is what you see during a house fire as the smoke billows out the roof or windows. Often times the fire department will break a window in order to redirect the fire/smoke. If the piano is ever caught between the fire and an open window or door, then it has been the unwelcome guest of "driven smoke". Driven smoke is the hardest to clean because it drives the toxic particles deep into the piano's wooden pores. Free floating smoke originates as driven smoke but has lost the active energy. This is the kind of smoke you would see a few rooms away from a small fire that looks like a dense fog.

The odors caused by driven and free floating smoke are divided into three primary categories; Synthetic, Natural, and Protein.

Synthetic odors consist of plastics, and synthetic textiles. This form of residue in chiefly black in color and will smudge easily. Natural odors tally from burnt wood, cotton or paper products. The residue from natural odors is gray and black in color and usually form a powdery substance. Protein odors result from meat, flesh, grease as most kitchen fires promote. The residue from protein fires is greasy in nature and is yellowish to brown in color. Different processes are required to effectively remove each kind of odor. It is never a "one size fits all" approach that some restoration companies like to take. Incorrectly addressing each odor will cause it to return on a rainy/humid day.

Low and High oxygen fires also attribute to the severity of damage within your piano. A low oxygen fire is the smoldering type which leaves a wet smoky residue over every surface in your piano. A high oxygen fire produces a dryer residue and sometimes is easier to remove.

 
 

The odors caused by driven and free floating smoke are divided into three primary categories

Synthetic

Synthetic odors consist of plastics, and synthetic textiles. This form of residue in chiefly black in color and will smudge easily.

Natural

Natural odors tally from burnt wood, cotton or paper products. The residue from natural odors is gray and black in color and usually form a powdery substance.

Protein

Protein odors result from meat, flesh, grease as most kitchen fires promote. The residue from protein fires is greasy in nature and is yellowish to brown in color.

 
 

Our processes include:

 

Treatment

Inital ozone treatment

Disassembly

Disassembly of the piano and its music making mechanism or action

Application

Application of a smoke and soot counteractant directly to parts and piano interior and exterior

 

Dry wiping

Dry wiping and removal of all soot and fire debris

Reconditioning

Reconditioning of the piano upon reassembly

Chambering

Chambering and use of a warm dry smoke and soot counteractant fog to reach inaccessible areas

 
 

Other Services:

 

Appraisal

on site appraisal and evaluation of the fire or water damaged Piano

Reconditioning

on site turning, repairs and reconditioning after home restoration from fire or flood.

Water damaged pianos

Evaluation, appraisal and odor removal for water damaged or mildewed pianos

 

Our Success Stories

He did a wonderful job tuning our piano. Took his time until it sounded perfect. I will continue using him for our piano tuning. He travelled to us in French Valley so we were grateful for that!
Thank you again, we appreciate your meticulous work.
Blessings

Michael B.

Murrieta, CA

Wonderful service as always from Brian at Allegro Piano Service. On time, extremely thorough and takes his time ensuring the piano is tuned properly. Friendly and trustworthy. Highly recommend.

Kali S.

Patchogue, NY

This company rocks! Why? Because it's veteran owned and operated by Brian! Brian is a real stand-up guy. He's very honest and stands out from any other piano repair company that I've come across. I would highly recommend that you do buisness with this man. You won't be disappointed!

Garrett F.

Oceanside, CA

I am a local piano mover in the area. I have been referring my piano moving customers to Brian Janey at Allegro piano services for years. I have never had a complaint and have complete trust in his abilities and customer service. Rest easy he is your guy!!

David T.

Murrieta, CA

Brian Janey of Allegro Piano Services does an absolutely fantastic job of a range of piano services, including tuning, repair, and maintenance.  After having the same piano tuner for almost 20 years in Los Angeles, it has been a blessing, now that we live in San Diego County, to find Brian who as a musician has a through understanding of the piano.  Our baby grand has never sounded better!

John B.

Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Brian Janey was amazing and my piano (Kimball )sounds amazing! It had not been tuned in 30years!  Great Job.  Thank you.

Carla S.

Escondido, CA

Brian Janey is a true professional. He really knows pianos, does a great job with tuning and can also diagnose and remedy many problems that you may not have even known you had with your instrument!

Barbara J.

Fallbrook, CA

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