Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Excessive humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even breathing. But not enough humidity in your home might actually be harmful to some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few items 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 could cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also contributes to warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books require moisture to prevent the pages from ending up dry and fragile. The dryness can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the other hand, excessive moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity generates 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 wall art or stamps and photos, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Increasing and decreasing of humidity may cause postage stamps to end up brittle and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photographs. Low humidity can also make the paint used to produce wall art brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Bob Brown Service Experts today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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