The Dangers of Dust
Many people consider dust to be nothing more than a minor annoyance that must be swept up every week. Dust can settle into carpets as well as hard-to-reach places like on top of bookshelves and cabinets. While this may not seem like a big deal, dust can actually harbor allergens and chemicals that are toxic to your health.
For people with allergies, asthma, and other breathing disorders, dust can be a major cause of your suffering. You may think that you are sweeping up all of your dust, but only a professional cleaning crew can fully rid your home of this omnipresent irritant. For more information regarding dust removal, please contact the Austin carpet cleaning specialists at WOW Total Cleaning today at 512-291-0048.
Chemicals Present in Dust
Dust is basically both organic particles like skin cells and inorganic particles such as synthetic fibers that can accumulate over time. Additionally, recent studies of normal household dust have found that dangerous chemicals can also permeate dust. Toxic chemicals like pesticides can be tracked into a home on the bottom of people’s shoes, where they can then mix with dust particles. Some harmful chemicals found in household dust include:
- Heavy metals like cadmium and lead
- Flame retardants
- PCBs from coolants, adhesives, paints, and other chemical compounds
- PAHs from burning tobacco
Other Hazards in Dust
When dust gets stirred up, you can inhale all of the dangerous compounds that it contains. Besides chemicals, you may also suffer from exposure to the following:
- Allergens like pet dander, mold spores, and pollen
- Dust mites
Because carpet is a main harbor for dust, it is important to have it professionally cleaned on a regular basis.
Although vacuuming can help you pick up the top layer of dust, it can also settle further into carpet fibers, out of your reach. However, professional carpet cleaners have the tools necessary to extract this dust and protect your health. To learn more about WOW Total Cleaning’s expert carpet cleaning services, please contact an Austin carpet cleaning technician at 512-291-0048 today.
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