We all know what dust is and often associate it with something that is negligible, of lesser importance. Yet, the gravity of consequences that dust can bring is actually not to neglect!

What is dust?

Let’s take a step back and learn a little bit about these annoying fellows that you’re trying to get rid of. Dust isn’t just dirt from the outside world — it’s actually a cocktail of quite a few things, for instance: pet dander, dead skin cells, clothing fibers, tiny pieces of dead bugs, and more.

What Does Dust do to your Health?

The next logical question is what, then, does dust mean for our health and how does it affect our bodies? Bacteria find a home in dust particles, and that can be bad news for our immune systems, particularly because dust can serve as a vehicle for viruses and other infections. Particles small enough to be inhaled may lead to hay fever, sneezing, itchy eyes, and other discomfort associated with allergies. Not only is this annoying, but it can aggravate asthma and other chronic lung conditions — and in some cases, it can increase the risk of stroke and heart attack for some immunocompromised individuals.

How do you get rid of dust?

Eliminating dust from your home is all about routine and getting in the habit of cleaning surfaces regularly. Use microfiber cloths to wipe down surfaces in your home like tables, television stands, and dressers about once per week, and vacuum consistently as well (even hardwood floors).

Central Vacuums like the S1000 series or the G2 series are very effective in eliminating dust. First and foremost, these vacuums use a dust bag, facilitating their maintenance: the dust is trapped directly in the bag which is thrown away afterwards. They also include a cage filter with SilverClearTM antimicrobial treatment. Then at the exhaust, the Activac 3 filter retains up to 99.97% of harmful particles for the ambient air! An even better solution to get rid of this intruder is undoubtedly the Automatik system. This high-end vacuum cleaner uses water as a filter to trap dust, before emptying the waste water automatically into the sewers. It is therefore the perfect adjuvant in your fight against dirt and it does not require any filter replacement!

Another way to eliminate as much dust as possible from your home is to consider installing a new HVAC unit. This will help filter out those little particles and also can decrease your overall utility bill since the units being sold now are becoming more efficient with each passing year. Another thing is for sure: Installing a new HVAC unit will increase your home value significantly.

Be proactive

Now that you are better informed about the true nature and the real consequences of dust in your home, you will be able to choose the right solution for this problem. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you.

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