Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even breathing. But not enough humidity in your home could actually damage some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few products you may have in your home that a lack of humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

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

Books

Yes – books necessitate moisture to prevent the pages from becoming dry and fragile. The dryness can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the contrary, too much moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity produces static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, laptop, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of paintings or stamps and pictures, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Increasing and decreasing of humidity could cause postage stamps to turn fragile and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photos. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to make wall art brittle or cause it to fracture.

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 nice bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, 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 Broad Ripple 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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