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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Which Area Of Your House Will Attract More Dusts

Dust in an industrial environment could be a really serious hazard; while it is an innocuous word, dust in the workplace environment requires that employees stick to stringent dust control measures that include installing the very best dust collector possible.Some dust, like asbestos, may even cause cancer and many, such as wood, grain, and animal dust, may cause an allergic reaction while some may trigger asthma attacks.

Through my job showing and selling vacuum home care systems, I've been in hundreds of homes. During my presentation of the home care system, I try to clean various areas of the home to show off the different features and benefits. I've found that there are several areas of the home I can pull dirt from that many homeowners just forget about, or don't do because they don't have the proper equipment to make it easy. It's important to get these areas of the home, especially for those with asthma and allergies, since centralized air systems enable the movement of the small particles gathered in these areas to become airborne and move around the house.

Air conditioning vents 
The intake vent for your air conditioner attracts small dust particles because that's where it sucks in air. I recommend vacuuming it with a dusting brush tool every time you change the air conditioner's filter.

Ceiling fans
They're often hard to reach, so they simply don't get done. However, every time you turn the fan on, the dust it accumulates can become airborne. I recommend vacuuming ceiling fans at least once a month.

The top of book shelves, kitchen cabinets, and ledges
These are often places that aren't done, since most people cannot see the dust there, and they are also difficult places to reach. However, especially with centralized air, when dust gathers in those places it can become harmful to the air quality of the home since the dust can also become airborne with the slightest movements.

Under furniture 
Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it's not there. These may also be difficult places to clean, but small particles can get underneath just by the air movement in the home. The rougher particles can cause damage to the flooring underneath, and some particles can even lead to mold or fungi growth. I recommend trying to get underneath furniture once every two to three months.

Windows and doors
Often, the runners are where doors and windows collect a lot of dust, dirt, and other particles from the outside, like pollens, mold spores, and fungi. To prevent such particles from entering further into the home, I recommend vacuuming these areas at least once a month with a crevice tool.

Popcorn Ceilings (if applicable)
These are the most difficult type of ceilings to clean, especially if you have ceiling vents. The ceiling then becomes discolored and obviously dirty from the way the ceiling attracts the small particles. Since the bristles on most wall brush and ceiling brush attachments are so hard that they ruin the popcorn ceiling, it's especially difficult to clean. You should use a dusting brush attachment with soft bristles seasonally to maintain the appearance of the popcorn ceiling around the centralized air vents, or when you begin to see discoloration, more often if you can see build-up on the popcorn.

Many of the places I've mentioned are difficult to vacuum, especially if you don't have the right equipment. However, it's important to vacuum rather than sweep or feather dust these areas, because vacuuming filters the particles and traps them. Sweeping and feather dusting, regardless of how careful you do it, will cause some particles to become airborne. Preventing them from being airborne is especially important to those with asthma, allergies, other breathing problems, or compromised immune systems. It's still beneficial to homes without these problems to help maintain a safe, healthy, clean home and protect the interior floors and furniture.

Choosing the right dust collection is important; you'll want to find a company that specializes in the dust collection field and can assess your working environment, the hazards it contains and recommend the very best solution for you. Design engineers are best equipped to help you design a system that serves your requirements the best as the amount, weight and size of dust particles varies.

Just as there are lots of varieties of dust, there are also many different dust collectors. How they are operated, how much space they use up, how effective they will be and how they are designed are all considerations. Types of collectors can include bag houses, cyclones, downdraft and backdraft tables, cartridge collector and mini-pleat cabinet collectors.

When picking which kind of collector to install, you need to think about several factors. You should figure out the concentration and particle size of the dust; particles can vary greatly in size and present different hazards. Larger particles are managed more adequately but certain types of collectors.

Just how much dust needs to be collected? Whether or not the dust is a public nuisance or a hazard to health is also determined by how much dust is being generated. Always consider the efficiency of the dust collector and factor this into the price of running the system.

What type of dust do you want to collect? The surrounding machinery and air streams can also be affected by dust. Some dust particles may mean that selected types of equipment are not feasible due to the impact they will have on the machinery, causing blockages and corrosion, making a knowledgeable design engineer more essential.

How will the dust be discarded? Dry materials may cause secondary problems when being unloaded and discarded which is an issue avoided with wet collectors; be aware that the regulations and standards for disposal will vary. An additional handling issue can arise when getting rid of wet sludge and can lead to water pollution concerns.

You might discover that installing an efficient and cost-effective dust collection system is not a one-size-fits-all solution. To meet your specific needs, work with an experienced company that is aware of all hazards and can design a custom air filtration system.