Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a lack of humidity in your home could actually damage some details of your home’s interior. Check out these few things you may have within your home that low humidity can damage over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to swell and shrink, which might cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also adds to warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books require moisture to keep the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The lack of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the other hand, 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 disrupt the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, laptop, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

Whether you are collecting portraits or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Rising and falling of humidity may cause postage stamps to end up delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to make portraits 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 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 result in cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call Levy & Son 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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