Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a bad thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even inhaling. But not enough humidity in your home might actually damage some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few products you may have around your home that insufficient humidity can damage over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to expand and shrink, which might cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also contributes to warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books need moisture to avoid the pages from turning dry and delicate. The dryness can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. Conversely, too much moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

Low humidity produces static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, laptop, or even your beloved PlayStation.

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of wall art or stamps and photographs, 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 photos. Dry air can also make the paint used to make portraits brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity a major concern for you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially destroying 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.

Want to know if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Freschi Service Experts today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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