Where does dust come from? Dust does not only come from the soil. It’s simply the combination of tiny dry particles of matter or molecules found in the local environment. While it’s impossible to get rid of dust completely, do not be confuse all that dust with dirt and bad housekeeping for it is a combination of a lot of things actually. We can easily see the dust that accumulates anywhere but we don’t have time to wipe them every day.

🤷‍♀️ Where Does the Dust Come?

Housewife cleaning the carpet with vacuum and wondering Where Does Dust Come From?

Regardless of whether you live in the city or suburbs, you would always find dust in your home.

Most often we find dust on our cleaned surfaces just a few days after cleaning them.

One of the most difficult questions we often ask. These particles can be easily carried by air and are seen only when they accumulate.

Normally it’s a difficult task getting rid of these dust particles completely. Like all property maintenance, the key is to have a plan and to carry it out.

Thus, to clear our doubts or to answer to the question above. We need to know what produces dust in our household.

Someone consummate housewife, repeated, “There was so much dust. I don’t understand how they can stand it.”
The reality is we really can’t do anything about it except sweep the floors, vacuum the corners, wipe the appliances and tabletops, and put a filter on the air-con. There are dust treatment products in aerosol cans but I haven’t seen any in local stores and I don’t think they can stop dust from coming in; they just make the cleaning easier then.


🐶 Dead Skin Cells

Hand together with dust particles everywhere wondering Where Does Dust Come FromAs our skin cells become older, they die and shed off, giving way for younger cells.

Our pets at home also shed their skin.

These dead particles become dust particles.

This cycle never stops. No matter how often we clean. The process goes on like the rising and setting of the sun.

Dust Knows No Bounds

It doesn’t matter if you live in a 5 bedroom house in Scottsdale, a highrise condo in Esplanade Place or a 2 bedroom condo in the city of Phoenix. Dust is not discriminating.

🛏️ Textile Fibers

All fibers including clothes, mattresses, carpets, and beddings gradually break down over time.

Dusty Little Critters

Dust mites; these are microscopic arachnids that feed on our skin cells, releasing droppings. That’s another way of saying “more dust”.

🌾 Outdoor Dust Includes Dust From

Wiping table with clothe wondering Where Does Dust Come From?Soil particles, plant pollen, the output of diesel fuel and fungi spores e.g. mold on decaying vegetation.

These contributors help answer the age-old question above.

It’s not easy to completely get rid of it, regardless of the number of times you clean it up. For every dust particle you clean up there are zillions and zillions of dusty brothers and sisters ready to take their place within hours of sweeping up.

Shutting all doors and windows prevents outdoor dust, but stop indoor dust from blowing out. So, it’s kind of an impossible battle.

That being said, the best you can do to fight dust is to do regular cleaning or dusting of all surfaces including hard-to-reach areas.

Perhaps the most important key to getting on top of this is to know where does it come from. Sometimes that’s hard to be sure about.

By cleaning the following items we have a better handle on the matter:

Heating and cooling vents – most often dust particles accumulate on floor and ceiling vents. This affects the indoor air quality. You can pause this by cleaning both the outside and inside vents with a damp cloth.

Fans – You probably already notice those on fan blades, regardless of the fan type. Make sure your fan blades are thoroughly cleaned with damp cloth. Do this weekly.

Houseplants – indoor plants accumulate dust on broad leaves over time. It’s very difficult to clean them because their leaves are fragile. To clean them, use a hair dryer at a low cool setting to blow the it away.

Media players and devices – Microfiber towel can be used to dust electronics. Cotton swabs can be used to clean the inside of most electronic appliances.

Bathroom tiles –  These can be cleaned using a microfiber or damp towel.

Outlet covers – Clean with soap and water

Also to improve air quality, regularly clean your rug, blinds, and smoke alarms.

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