As a parent, you’re naturally on the lookout for ways to care for and protect your family. Have you ever considered the effect of dust on those you love? As experts at supporting parents in their homes, this article is for you.
What is exactly dust?
Dust can vary enormously depending on location and household specifics, but here are a few things that are commonly found in dust –
- Trace Metals
- Microplastics from clothes, packaging, carpets and furniture
- Dead skin cells (20%-50%)
- Hair (human and animal)
- Decomposing insects, bits of food, plastic and soil
- Mould fragments
- Garden soil, road dust and vehicle exhaust dust
- Dust Mites, their faeces and other similar contaminants
Chemicals used in household products, pesticides and clothing and furniture also combine with dust
The effect of dust on children and babies
Once you know what dust is, it’s easy to see how it can affect the hygiene of your home and how it can contribute to the spread of germs and illnesses. Dust can be particularly harmful to children and babies as their immune systems are still developing. They naturally put their hands and other objects in their mouths. It takes a village to raise a child, and supporting parents to support the baby is key.
Breathing in fine particle dust can cause respiratory issues such as coughing, sneezing, and difficulty breathing, which in turn can aggravate asthma symptoms as well as other allergies.
Maintaining a dust-free home is essential for the health and well-being of families, but commonly used cleaning techniques are not enough. Read on to find out why.
Why do traditional cleaning methods contribute to dust?
Traditional cleaning methods tend to move fine dust around. Microscopic particles, pollens and tiny airborne contaminants, irritants and impurities have a tendency to float when disturbed either by wind and through-drafts, dusting and wiping or even simply walking around the house. Ironically even vacuum cleaning can send these particles into the air.
These microscopic particles can stay suspended in the air, eventually re-settling again hours or even days later. This is why so many cleaning companies simply can’t get on top of the dust despite regular cleaning.
The benefits of living dust-free.
The removal of fine dust from your home significantly improves the air quality in your home, which can have a dramatic effect on the physical health of your family. We can feel much brighter in ourselves, not just because the air that we’re breathing in is significantly improved but because living in a clean and well-maintained home can provide a sense of order and comfort. This, in turn, can help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
In addition, removing dust can also help to improve the overall mood of families by creating a more inviting and welcoming living space. A clean and well-maintained home can make families feel more relaxed and at ease, providing a positive and supportive environment for them to live in.
Dust-free living starts with a 21-Point or Mini-Spring clean.
1800 CLEANER highly recommends having either a Mini-Spring Clean or a 21-Point Clean as a crucial starting point to living dust free. The 1800 CLEANER team is trained to effectively remove dust and allergens from all surfaces and hidden corners in the home. This includes ceilings, walls, ledges, blinds, landing surfaces, skirting boards, vents, fans and windowsills. We use advanced cleaning equipment and techniques to capture and remove dust down to 30 microns in size. This leaves homes looking and feeling cleaner and fresher. And vitally, easier to keep clean and requiring less cleaning, less often.
Our trained cleaners are experts at supporting parents to get their homes dust-free. We spend a full day with the Mini-Spring clean or 21-Point Spring clean, intensively cleaning your home to the finest detail. We have a HEPA air filter running continuously, which draws the dust into its filters, thereby trapping the dust whilst purifying the air in your home. 1800 CLEANER also uses a HEPA-vacuum to vacuum all floors, stairs, carpets and under beds and furniture. By applying the cleaning methods that we’ve refined over 30 years, we’re able to eradicate 97% of all household dust – that in itself is pretty amazing!
Dust-free living – maintained.
Once the dust has been removed from your home, then it’s easier for you to maintain a dust-free environment. However, by committing to our 12-Point Clean fortnightly, you’ll ensure that the pristine dust-free environment that you now live in is maintained.
Knowing that 1800 CLEANER is taking care of cleaning your home gives you peace of mind. Relax knowing that the health of your home is in the hands of the dust-free living experts.
By Alexis Stewart c/o 1800 CLEANER