Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Excessive humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a lack of humidity in your home could actually damage some features of your home’s interior. Learn about these few products you may have within your home that insufficient humidity can damage over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which may cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also adds to warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to keep the pages from ending up dry and delicate. The absence of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. Conversely, excessive 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 cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, PC, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

Whether you are collecting wall art or stamps and photos, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Increasing and decreasing of humidity could cause postage stamps to become fragile 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 matters to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood.

Not sure if your home has the correct amount of humidity? Call Rolf Griffin Service Experts today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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