Piano tunings are not quick, nor are they always convenient, but its a necessary discipline to prevent expensive piano repair. Correct and constant string tension is important to the health of many delicate parts, which are otherwise very expensive to fix. Hence, regular piano tuning and repair help these parts to work together smoothly, preventing damage to (and from) neighbouring parts, hence the need for expensive piano restoration. Such regular pitch raise precision fine tuning adds a glow to the way your piano sounds.
Over time, the performance of a piano action tends to decline, due to the compression of felt, warping of wood, and other types of wear which may require piano repair. A skilled technician can restore it to optimal precision, in a process called piano regulation, which involves adjustments ranging from turning a small screw to sanding down a wood surface. The goal of piano regulation is to make the piano's touch and sound consistent across all notes, allow it to comfortably achieve the widest possible range of dynamics, and make the keys responsive to even the most rapid or most subtle motions of the player. Unlike a piano tuning and repair, piano regulation is performed as and when there is a need, and is also highly dependent on frequency of piano usage.
A good piano must have a sound that is strong, round, full, and sustained. Its tone must be a little metallic, … neither shrill nor dull, but mellow and lively. The tone must be equal in the three parts of the keyboard … [but] in the upper treble clearer and more piercing than the rest of the keyboard.