Do you really know what dust is? It is a mixture of dead skin cells, animal dander and hair, tiny bits of fabric, feces from dust mites, and microscopic parts of bugs that are decomposing in your home. This party mix of particles can also consist of microscopic flakes of dirt, paint, bacteria, pollen, and mold. When it comes to the health of you and your family, it really is paramount to limit the amount of dust that you have in the home.
The Effects of Dust Buildup
The elderly, children, and people with weakened immune systems are especially susceptible to health conditions brought about by breathing in excessive dust. Many people suffer from allergy and asthma symptoms including bronchial infections, runny noses, and coughing. Many of these symptoms become worse in the colder months when people tend to spend more time indoors in a closed in environment.
Elements of dust can actually be absorbed through the skin and cause problems. Itchiness and eczema can also be a result of exposure to dust in the home and can worsen over time. The body’s immune system can also be negatively impacted when continuously exposed to high levels of dust.
Ways to Combat Dust
Make sure that you have doormats at every entrance from the outside of the home. Wash area rugs frequently to rid them of contaminants, and dust with a microfiber cloth. Also, make sure to schedule a regular cleaning of your home’s ventilation system.
High levels of dust and its negative effects can be mitigated by regular air duct cleaning. It is also crucial to have a professional make sure that you do not have any openings in your home’s air ducts that can allow extra dust into your ventilation system. Make an appointment today to ensure that your ducts are clean and in good working order.
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