Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even breathing. But a lack of humidity in your home could actually damage some features of your home’s interior. Check out these few things you may have in your home that insufficient humidity can ruin over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which might cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also exacerbates warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books need moisture to prevent the pages from ending up dry and fragile. The absence of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. Conversely, too much moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity creates static electricity which can wreak havoc on the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, PC, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

Whether you are collecting paintings or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Increasing and decreasing of humidity may cause postage stamps to become delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to create wall art brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity a major concern for you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

Not sure if your home has the correct amount of humidity? Call Roland J. Down Service Experts today for a free in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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