- Posted January 10, 2013 by
Winter Wonderland Can Create Havoc On Your Home
Winter wonderlands are great for skiing and snowballs, but they can wreak havoc on your home. One of the biggest impacts the winter can have on a home is the seasonal contractions that occur in wood floors as a result of too little humidity. In layman’s terms: the pesky gaps formed in wood floors due to it being too dry in your home. The key to preventing these issues with your wood floor is to maintain a balanced level of humidity, otherwise:
If you let the relative humidity level fall below 30%, the wood gets too dry, causing it to shrink and form gaps and cracks in your floor. This is why it is important for homeowners to take preventative measures by running a humidifier to maintain proper moisture levels when necessary.
The best way to monitor and prevent problems from occurring is to use a relative humidity meter like Mr. Floor's Thermo-Hygrometer, which will help you ensure that you keep your home at the right moisture levels at all times. Although even if you don't have wood flooring, a thermo-hygrometer to guide you in regulating the moisture levels in your home during the winter is important for comfortable breathing and preventing health ailments like dry skin, nose bleeds, and cold/flu symptoms. Buy a Mr. Floor Thermo-Hygrometer today! http://www.mrfloor.com/thermo-hygrometer.html