Cleaning & Overhaul

Over a period of time, even with regular tuning and maintenance, the organ will build up dust and dirt which can impair the smooth working of the organ’s action and ‘speech’, making it less reliable.

Depending on the environment, the organ is recommended to be cleaned every 15-25 years.  When a Tuner visits the church they will create a report if they think that the organ is in need of a clean and overhaul rather than just a simple tune.

When the organ is dismantled for its cleaning we can then rectify the faults which can’t be accessed when a simple tune is being performed. This will give the organ new ‘brightness’ and many more years of service.

VAT on organ maintenance and tuning might be reclaimable under the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme. It is understood that relevant invoices must be submitted within one year, to a combined minimum value of £500 excluding VAT.

Further details can be obtained from Topmark (LPOW):
0845 013 6601


Harrison & Harrison Ltd
St John’s Road,

U.K. phone: 0191 378 2222
International phone: +44 191 378 2222
Fax: 0191 378 3388
Opening times:
Mon – Fri 8:00am – 5:30pm