What is dust and how can you combat it - Prescott Maid To Order tells you about dust and its affects

We all know we should be dusting our homes more often, but do you know what dust actually is? Prescott Maid To Order explains dust and why you should remove it.

What is dust made of?
Dust can be many composed of many things but mostly dust is composed of human/animal cells and hairs, textile fibers, paper fibers, soil, pollen and can be composed of other local environmental sources from the immediate area or even areas you have visited and brought home.

How does dust affect you?
As you move through each area of your home, office, or business you disturb the air and the dust particles that have settled. Those particles move up into the air you are breathing. This can be quite aggravating to your eyes, nose and lungs. Depending on the source of the dust and how much has accumulated, it could cause something as simple as eye irritation, sneezing, coughing or in some cases can be quite hazardous to your health, such as dust from drywall or particles of silica that can be found in dirt and clay. Dust not only affects the looks of your home, office or business but it also plays havoc on your appliances, electronics and their effectiveness. In electronics dust traps in heat, this reduces the lifespan of these products and that is not good for anyone, except maybe the repair man.

Dust Mites!
Dust is a food source for dust mites. They are tiny, 1/4 – 1/3 of a millimeter in size, they are arthropods; like a spider they have eight legs, and these tiny creatures thrive in a temperature of 68-77 degrees Fahrenheit (your home is the perfect environment). They feed on tiny particles in dust and they can cause many allergy problems. These problems rage from the waste they make as well as their bodies themselves. Unfortunately, we are their food source and each day we make at minimum about 1.3 grams of dead skin cells and that’s enough to feed over a million of these tiny creatures!

How regular dusting and Seasonal cleaning can help reduce dust and mites
From the daily, weekly and bi-weekly cleaning processes of using a damp cloth, sponge or mop, to vacuuming with a HEPA filter and clearing your air filters, fans and vents out you can drastically reduce the collection of dust in your home. Dusting can be quite time consuming but is actually an important step you should not overlook. It not only reduces allergens, prolongs the life of your appliances and electronics but it makes things look good too! We do not always have the time to deep clean in our homes or the tools necessary to reach all of the places that dust hides.

So, what do you do when you don’t have time for dusting? Well, it’s easy, give Prescott Maid to Order a call! We can help make dusting in Prescott and surrounding areas quick and simple. You can reach us at (928)-899-8518. You can even visit our website at There you can see some of our services and more about what we offer.

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