House Dust and its effects on Indoor Air Quality
Virtually everyone has experienced a runny nose, sneezing or itchy eyes after cleaning their home this is caused by house dust. This allergic reaction is caused by exposure to house dust that has become airborne, the same house dust can even trigger asthma symptoms in some people. House dust can contain many allergens including the following:
- Dust mites that are tiny bugs that feed on human skin flakes and can be found on most any fabric in your home including beds, cushions, curtains and carpets. These microscopic bugs are one of the most common allergens found in house dust.
- Pollen is an allergen the can aggravate certain respiratory diseases and is commonly found in house dust.
- Pet Dander. Allergies to pets are common, these pet allergies are caused by people with very sensitive immune system’s The responding to proteins found in pet urine, saliva and pet dander.
- .Mold produces tiny spores to reproduce and can be found in both indoor and outdoor air, when mold spores land on a damp area indoors it may start to grow and release additional spores. Mold spores can cause allergies or trigger asthma attacks in some people and in some cases lead to infections in susceptible individuals.
- Asbestos. In some cases household dust can contain lead from deteriorating paint in the home. Asbestos fibres is another thing that can be found in older homes being distributed through the HVAC system typically. Asbestos was commonly used for wrapping HVAC ducting or insulation in the attic. This is no longer practiced.
House dust and indoor air quality
Dust is made up of a lot of different things, some that are microscopic in size and floating around your home.
We use an indoor air quality monitor to check for particulates in your air. Will use a Dylos air quality monitor that looks for particulates in your air, it will check for dust mites, mold spores, pollen, pet dander and other things that might be floating in the air. The system is continuance and will tell us how the air-quality is in your home is as far as particulates floating around.
Do you want to dust less?
Improving your homes filtration system and using a high-quality portable HEPA filtration system along with a good HEPA based vacuum system that is used a couple of times a week will drastically reduce the amount of house dust floating around.
If you want to know how much house dust particulate is floating around contact Home Pros Group at 780-455-1188 for an indoor air quality check up.