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 breathing. But not enough humidity in your home might actually damage some aspects of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few products you may have in your home that insufficient humidity can ruin over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to swell and shrink, which may cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The swelling 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 dryness can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the contrary, excessive moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity produces static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, desktop computer, or even your beloved Nintendo.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of portraits or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Rising and falling of humidity may 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 crack.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause 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 make sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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