Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even inhaling. But a lack of humidity in your home might actually damage some details of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few products you may have around your home that insufficient humidity can damage over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which could cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also adds to warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books need moisture to keep the pages from ending up dry and brittle. The dryness can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the contrary, excessive moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity creates static electricity which can wreak havoc on the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, desktop computer, or even your beloved PlayStation.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Increasing and decreasing of humidity can cause postage stamps to turn delicate and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photographs. Low humidity can also make the paint used to make artwork brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

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

Curious if your home has the correct amount of humidity? Call Teays Valley 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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