Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a deficiency of humidity in your home can actually be harmful to some aspects of your home’s interior. Learn about these few products you may have within your home that insufficient humidity can damage over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

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

Books

That’s right – books necessitate moisture to prevent the pages from ending up dry and brittle. The lack of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the contrary, extreme moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity generates static electricity which can wreak havoc on the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, laptop, 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. Rising and falling of humidity could cause postage stamps to become brittle and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. Low humidity can also make the paint used to make wall art brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially destroying 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 Falso Service Experts today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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