Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Excessive humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even breathing. 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 low humidity can damage over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to swell 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 keep the pages from ending up dry and brittle. The lack of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. 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 wall art or stamps and photos, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Increasing and decreasing of humidity may cause postage stamps to turn brittle and discolored and can even coil the corners on your pictures. 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 crack or shrink, potentially destroying 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 right amount of humidity? Call Falso Service Experts today for a free in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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