Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But not enough humidity in your home might actually damage some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few products you may have around your home that low humidity can ruin over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to expand and shrink, which may cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also exacerbates warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to avoid the pages from ending up dry and fragile. The lack of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the contrary, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.

Electronics

Low humidity produces static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, desktop computer, or even your beloved Nintendo.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of portraits or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Increasing and decreasing of humidity could cause postage stamps to end up brittle and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photographs. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to produce portraits brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity is important to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

Curious if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Church Services today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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