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What dust does – The effects of excess dust in your home

It’s easy to overlook dust because it’s everywhere. Dust is a common a part of life that we tend to not think about it. However, it’s something we should take very seriously.

Household dust is simply the accumulation of a variety of organic and inorganic particles. Most household dust is made up of human skin cells and is most prevalent in the rooms that are most used. Because of this, microscopic dust mites live off these skin cells and can infest mattresses, bedding, and couches. Additionally, because dust is simply accumulated debris, much of it is likely unhygienic or even toxic.

The team at Worth Every Cent Cleaning want healthy living conditions for you and your family, so we’ve assembled a quick guide on the effects of excess dust in your home.

Dust Inhalation

Because it’s made up of unhygienic and potentially toxic material, dust presents a danger when it’s stirred up and inhaled at home, especially if you walk, vacuum, or run a fan.

Dust is even more problematic for babies and toddlers, whose immune systems are not fully developed and are more likely to be closer to the ground and inhale, or even lick the dust off of surfaces.


It’s very common for people to be allergic to dust mites. Common symptoms are itchy, red, watery eyes combined with sneezing, sniffing, or a stuffy nose. While common medications might seem to be the answer, it might be more effective to remove dust from your home.


Dust mites and bacteria may be a trigger of asthma. This is particularly problematic when cleaning, or on windy days. If you suffer from asthma, it’s important to keep dust in control to prevent unwanted asthma attacks.

Skin Conditions

Inhaling and being exposed to excessive dust can cause skin conditions like dermatitis and eczema. You might notice that these conditions only flare up in particular places like heavily concentrated living areas. Make note of when skin conditions flare up and ask yourself whether dust might be the cause.

Dust Can Damage Furniture and Appliances

It’s not just humans at risk from dust. Because dust harbours mites and bacteria, it can be potentially damaging for any surface it has prolonged contact with. Dust can attract mites that damage materials and furniture. Not only that, but dust may settle in air conditioners, adhering to the coils inside and preventing effective operation.

Need Help with Dust Removal? Speak to Worth Every Cent Cleaning

Be sure to keep track of dust accumulation in your home. It might be wise to hire a professional cleaning service to take care of all that dust in hard to see places. If you want your dust problem sorted out, contact Worth Every Cent Cleaning for professional house cleaning services on 1300 854 401.

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