Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Excessive humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even breathing. 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 ruin over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which may cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also adds to warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books require 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 other hand, excessive moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

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

Collections

Whether you are a collector of paintings or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Increasing and decreasing of humidity could 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 make wall art brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Low 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 complimentary in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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