A lot of humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even inhaling. But a deficiency of humidity in your home can actually be harmful to some details of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few products you may have in your home that low humidity can ruin over time.
Wooden Floors and Furniture
When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to swell and shrink, which could cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also adds to warping or crevices in wood flooring.
That’s right – books need moisture to avoid the pages from turning dry and brittle. 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 potentially mold.
Low humidity generates static electricity which can disrupt the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, PC, or even your beloved PlayStation.
Whether you are collecting paintings or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Increasing and decreasing of humidity may cause postage stamps to turn brittle and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photos. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to make portraits brittle or cause it to split.
Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. A lack of 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, violins, 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 Orangutan Home Services today for a free in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.