Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even inhaling. But not enough humidity in your home may actually damage some features of your home’s interior. Check out these few products you may have in your home that insufficient humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to swell and shrink, which might cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also exacerbates warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books require moisture to keep the pages from ending up dry and brittle. The dryness can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the other hand, extreme moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

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

Collections

Whether you are a collector of paintings or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Rising and falling of humidity may cause postage stamps to turn fragile and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to make wall art brittle or cause it to split.

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 nice bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Insufficient 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 correct amount of humidity? Call Coastal Service Experts today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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