Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Excessive humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a deficiency of humidity in your home may actually be harmful to some details 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 increases and decreases it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which might cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also contributes to warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books need moisture to keep the pages from ending up dry and fragile. The lack of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the other hand, excessive moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity creates static electricity which can wreak havoc on the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, desktop computer, or even your beloved Nintendo.

Collections

Whether you are collecting paintings or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Rising and falling of humidity may cause postage stamps to end up delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your pictures. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to create artwork brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity matters to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

Not sure if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call Rob's Albertan Service Experts today for a free in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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