Could drought be causing the popping in my floors?

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Q: My hardwood floors have developed a lot of popping/cracking sounds in recent weeks/months. I just saw on Weather Channel that people’s foundations and brick walls have been damaged from drought, and my state has had the worst drought in the nation for months. Could drought be causing the popping in my floors?

A: Excessive dryness would also cause excessive shrinkage in your floors and could create such sounds as the floor moves. You may try to add some moisture to the air if possible.

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