From your boat to your prized firearms, many of your most valuable possessions are comprised of metal, wood, or both. You take great lengths to protect your belongings. You use the right cleaning products, you keep them locked away, and you might even have them insured. But if you aren’t adequately controlling the humidity in your home, boat, gun safe, storage unit, or RV, then despite your efforts, you aren’t adequately protecting your metal and wood belongings. By investing in a high-quality dehumidifier, you can prevent the following damage to your metal and wood belongings.
High humidity and excess moisture cause millions of dollars of damage each year in the form of corrosion and rust. When metal is exposed to high levels of humidity, the top layers slowly deteriorate and flake off, causing structural weakness and often irreparable damage.
Excess moisture in the air can break down the polymer molecules of a metal’s finish, turning what was once a strong solid into a gel or liquid. This can be especially damaging if the gel or liquid is allowed to dry, since it can stain and weaken the metal.
With enough exposure to high levels of humidity, wood may become overly saturated with moisture and start to warp or crack as a result. If you have wooden floors, warped and cracked planks are virtually impossible to repair and must be replaced.
When wood becomes overly saturated with moisture, it is also a breeding ground for fungus and mold. Once the fungus or mold spreads, it can cause the wood to rot and become structurally weak. These growths can also release allergy-irritating spores into the air.
High humidity can wreak havoc on your belongings, so if you want to keep the metal and wood in your home, boat, or RV beautiful and structurally sound, then you need an Eva-Dry Mini Dehumidifier. With its lightweight and easy-to-use design, the Eva-Dry Mini Dehumidifier is the perfect way to protect your family and your belongings. If you have any questions, call (877) 382-3790 or visit us online!