Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even breathing. But a lack of humidity in your home can actually harm some aspects of your home’s interior. Learn about these few things you may have around your home that low humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to expand and shrink, which might cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also contributes to warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books require moisture to keep the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The dryness can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the contrary, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity produces static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, PC, or even your beloved Nintendo.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of portraits or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Increasing and decreasing of humidity could cause postage stamps to end up fragile and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photographs. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to create artwork brittle or cause it to split.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity a major concern for you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially damaging 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.

Not sure if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Pardee Service Experts today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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