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All Clocks Repaired Dallas Texas Expert Addresses DIY Grandfather Clock Repair

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Dallas TX – Fred Bartholomew, owner of Promenade Clocks in Dallas Texas warns antique lovers about DIY grandfather clock repair. The best tip he has to offer is to hire it done by a qualified expert! Grandfather clock repair is not a task for the DIY enthusiast. Fred is happy to share some basic information but he does not endorse DIY clock repair, especially with treasured antiques!

Taking care of the grandfather clock movements is very important. Because there are several types of grandfather clocks, this can be confusing. The rules vary among different clocks, especially those that are over 50 years old. Antique grandfather clock repair is delicate and intricate work that should only be performed by an experienced and knowledgeable clock repair specialist.

Grandfather clock movements are controlled by weights which provide the “power” for the time and chime functions. These weights must be properly aligned for the clock to keep accurate time.

The pendulum must swing or the hands can freeze. Unfreezing the hands is very delicate work and great care must be taken to avoid damage. The position of the pendulum can affect the accuracy of the time. Move the pendulum up or down to adjust the clock if it is running too fast or too slow. The moon dial is another component that will cause inconsistency if it needs to be adjusted.

According to grandfather clock repair technicians one very important issue that some people are unaware of is that the clock must stand on a solid, level surface. If the platform is not level, the grandfather clock will not function properly.

Most important, do not attempt to move the grandfather clock without help from a professional! Whether sliding it across the floor a few feet, moving it to a different room, or to a different location altogether, a lot of preparation is required to prevent damage.