Regular preventive maintenance is recommended by all instrument manufacturers to achieve optimum playing condition. A poorly maintained instrument can only hamper your performance. Regular maintenance is often referred to as "annual servicing" or as "COA"(clean, oil and adjust). A qualified repair technician will keep your instrument in good operating condition (think of it as an oil & filter change for your car). Manufacturers' guidelines require service at this level once a year.
Our Basic Clean/Oil/Adjust: Dismantle & clean all, oil screws, tension springs, tighten pad screws, replace missing or worn key corks & felts, dust sticky pads, assemble/oil/adjust all, and test play. Basic c/o/a $85.00
Often there are times when a full overhaul of an instrument is warranted. A well maintained instrument may perform as long as 10-15 years or longer before requiring a complete overhaul. At Florek's we have the skills and ability to perform such an overhaul of your valuable instrument along with the experience to provide professional evaluations and advice on your need for this service.
A complete instrument overhaul/re-pad includes:
Dismantle & clean and hand buff all, repair dents if needed (major dents extra charge), fit flute tenons, replace flute crown cork, clean & polish all rods, oil all rods and screws, tighten springs (replace up to 2 if needed), straighten bent posts/rods/keys, replace damaged screws, level damaged tone holes, install new pads, assemble, and test play.