What Makes Up Dust?
There are three main components of dust: first, dead skin cells, second, the dried feces and desiccated corpses of dust mites (lovely thought I know!). When people develop a house-dust allergy, this is usually the component they are reacting to. The last component by volume is tiny fibers shed by clothing — cotton is bad for this, and jeans are the worst. There are some additional items that may be in the household dust as well (see below). This is for ordinary house dust. Dust mites are not generally visible, except with a microscope. They are 200-300 microns long, they eat dead skin cells and live in bedding, carpets and soft furnishings.
In addition to the diverse make-up of what we consider “household dust”, people need to be aware that dust also attracts pollution and harmful elements that can contribute to life-threatening diseases but are often disregarded as non-issues.
What makes up Household Dust:
– Dead skin cells
– Live dust mites
– Dead dust mites and dust mite feces
– Pollen and allergens
– Combustion byproducts (smoke)
– Clothing fibers
– Pesticide residue
Newer homes also contribute:
– Drywall and cement dust
– Fresh paint fumes
– Off-gassing from new appliances
– Chemicals from flooring
– Adhesive fumes
– Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s)
So, with the above being said, it might be time to have Attention to Detail come clean your home!! We’ll help your home be a safe, healthy, place to be.