Low humidity levels in your home can have a significant impact on your home's finishes and structures, leading to costly repairs and replacements. Understanding the effects of low humidity and how to monitor it is essential to keep your home in good condition. In this blog, we'll explore the negative impact of low humidity levels on your home and why you should monitor it to avoid these issues.
Low humidity levels can cause the wood in your home to shrink, leading to cracking and splitting of wooden structures, such as flooring, cabinetry, and furniture. It can also cause paint and varnish to peel, and wallpaper to curl and detach from walls. Low humidity levels can also make it easier for pests, such as termites and beetles, to infest your home, causing further damage to your home's structure.
To prevent these issues, it's essential to monitor the humidity levels in your home regularly. A hygrometer is an inexpensive device that can measure relative humidity levels in your home. You can also use smart home devices, such as smart humidifiers and dehumidifiers, to monitor and control humidity levels in your home.
The ideal range for relative humidity in homes is between 30% to 50%. If you find that your home's humidity levels are consistently below 30%, consider using a humidifier to increase the humidity levels. You can also make changes to your home's air flow and ventilation to help increase humidity levels.
If you're facing issues with your home's finishes or structures due to low humidity levels, the professionals at Cobb Hill Construction can help. Our experienced team can diagnose and repair any issues related to low humidity levels, ensuring that your home is safe, healthy, and comfortable.
Low humidity levels can have a significant impact on your home but by taking a few simple steps to maintain optimal levels you can help prevent these problems and more! If you're facing any issues related to low humidity, don't hesitate to reach out to our small projects division for more information.