Eliminating airborne dust particles is part of of your regular cleaning routine. Dust is one of those things that requires much patience and know how because it will always seem that soon after dusting and working hard on removing airborne dust particles that it all simply returns the very next day.
it may help you to understand and read up on where airborne dust comes from first. Otherwise, before you get your duster and gloves and put your favorite work music on, let's get some basics out of the way to make cleaning your home and freeing up the dust a much simpler experience.
No matter how much or how often you dust in your home, in the long run it tends to feel tedious and counterproductive. It may come as a shock to some of you when you see a collection of dust shimmering in a beam of sunlight, exposing itself, shaped like that of a miniature whirlwind of dust, dancing in what seems an endless concave of twists and turns. If you are not dusting the proper way, then you may be merely moving the dust from one area of your home to another despite all the effort.
Let's get you organized and removing the dangers of dust piling up in your home with 11 easy steps you can follow right away:
Household dust varies in its composition and can be quite different from one home to the next. It is most often comprised of from particles blowing in through doors and windows as well from dirt and substances brought inside when entering the home. Skin cells, pet dander, fibers from household carpets and fabrics also contribute to the dust count. Then there is food debris, kitchen grease, lint, paint particles, pesticides, decomposing insects and soot. The list could carry on.
The amount of dust is also dependent on the number of people present and their activities. Whenever you are entering a room and doing something, you are likely to shed cells and increase the dust count in that room. That is why dust is worse in rooms that are used most often.
Dust particles are measured by the micron (one micron equals 1/25,400 of an inch). The dust that you can see is about 10 microns in diameter. Those are the big particles. The more dangerous type of dust, the tiny particle that can lodge in your lungs and wreak havoc, is about .3 micron in size. In comparison, a sharp pencil dot is about 200 microns in diameter.
Dust in itself never used to be a red flag, since it was literally everywhere. In some instances, however, dust can become a health concern:
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