How Dangerous is the Dust in Your Home?

When you think “home” you think safe, comfort, relaxation. Rarely, if ever, does a person associate their home with danger. The scary truth is, your home is perpetually being covered in a layer of dust. Whether it be visible or not, it’s there.

What’s the big deal? Dust is just…dust, right? What many people don’t know about our ever collecting friend, is what it’s composed of. This is where the problem lies. Dust particles can be made of soil, fibers from fabrics, dead skin cells, pollen, dust mites, pet dander, paint particles and even highly dangerous mold spores.

Why is Dust So Dangerous?

The inhalation of dust particles can lead to a number of health issues, primarily for those of an older age, children and those who have weak immune systems.

What issues can dust particles cause?

  • Allergies
  • Itchy eyes and skin
  • Coughing
  • Asthma
  • Runny nose
  • Eczema
  • Bronchial infections
  • And sinus problems

Those who have eczema often have worsened symptoms due to the presence of dust, causing a chronic form of dermatitis. Other problematic conditions can develop as well, especially if dust mites are allowed to settle in the nose. Inflammation can then occur and create nasal polyps. While these polyps aren’t considered dangerous, they can affect the immune system and result in pain and discomfort.

Eliminating Dust From Your House

So, how do you fight an invisible enemy like dust? Leave it to Greenapple House Cleaning. We have a qualified team, who specialize in ridding homes of dangerous bacteria without the use of hazardous chemicals. With the use of our microfiber cloths, we can effectively remove dust without contaminating the air. Let us make your home a clean and safe environment by scheduling weekly or bi-weekly visits from our staff. In addition to this, there are ways for you to be proactive about the cleanliness of your home. These methods include:

  • Opting for less carpeting – The plush fibers of carpet are a breeding ground for dust. Whenever possible, choose tile, laminate or hardwood. These types of flooring don’t trap dust and are much more sanitary and easy to clean.
  • Clean and replace air filters often – Keeping your filters clean will help keep dust out of your air and in turn, out of your lungs. Dirty filters lead to a slew of serious illnesses that are a threat to you and your families well-being.
  • Purchase an indoor air purifier. This will aid to improve the quality of air in your home and rid your home of lingering dust particles.

Here at Greenapple House Cleaning, your family matters. We pride ourselves on creating a safe environment for our clients. Our staff is highly trained and our work is done with integrity. We understand that letting a stranger into your house can be uncomfortable to some. It is for this reason that we assign one cleaning personnel to each home. In doing so,  trust and comfort can be established, and you can rest assured that your home is in good hands.

 

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