There’s So Much More to Dust
- Posted by Sonlight Cleaning
- On May 17, 2019
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There’s more to dust than meets the eye. On the surface–pun intended–dust is no more complicated than a powdery film that clouds our cabinets and countertops. It can very quickly give a space the appearance of being neglected.
Dust is especially noticeable on black or dark surfaces. It tends to gather on surfaces that do not get a lot of physical movement across them (like the centers of conference room tables). It can quickly accumulate on humid or damp surfaces as well as on surfaces that get a lot of air flow–think about A/C return vents and bathroom vents.
But did you know there’s so much more to dust than just appearances? Each and every dust particle finds its origin in one of two places–indoors or outdoors. Outdoor particles include everything from pollen and dirt particles to animal and bird dander. Some studies estimate that this is typically where ⅔ of the dust in your building originates. Indoor particles are primarily made up of dead skin cells–I think I speak for everyone when I say, “gross!”–as well as inorganic elements such as carpet or rug fibers.
When airborne, dust particles can become more than just a visible nuisance. Allergy and asthma sufferers are particularly bothered by dust, especially if their system is sensitive to whatever is in the air. A person who is sensitive to live oak pollen (an extremely popular tree in Texas) will be particularly prone to pollen dust from mid-February to mid-May. Countless sick days are taken each year due to respiratory irritation that could potentially be avoided if… you guessed it… people began to realize that there’s so much more to dust!
On that note, take a look around your facilities and you will likely find that there is so much more that could be dusted. In general, people tend to think about dusting in terms of the most noticeable horizontal surfaces.
At Sonlight Cleaning Service, we specialize in caring for the cleaning needs of these areas and so much more. We offer carpet extraction, which cleans the carpet fibers much deeper than a standard vacuum. Amazingly, some studies are finding particles of pesticides such as DDT down in carpet fibers, even though it has been banned for literally decades! Another oft-forgotten surface that deserves deep dust removal is furniture. Sonlight’s team is trained in upholstered and leather furniture cleaning.
When you need the dust-busting experts on your side, call Sonlight Cleaning Services for powerful and effective dust removal!