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Dust is usually composed of components such as fabric fibres, dead skin cells, pet dander, dirt, small soil particles, dust mite excrement among others. Dusting is a necessary office chore for many reasons. Dust not only causes damage to your office furniture surfaces, but equally poses a variety of problems to your employees.

Therefore, regular dusting can help mitigate damages to the surfaces as well as the health of office workers. It is an excellent way to protect your printer, shelves, tables and other furniture, ensuring that they are looking nice, glossy and cared for!

Above anything else, dusting regularly is important for your health. Have you ever considered dust a pollutant? Not every type of dirt is visible to your naked eye, and this implies that you are potentially inhaling a lot more of dust particles than you think! If you were not aware, small dust particles can remain in the air for relatively long periods, have the ability to penetrate down deep into your respiratory system and can equally travel longer distances. These three factors make dust an extremely dangerous pollutant.

Why is dusting regularly important for your health?

1) It reduces sneezing and coughing incidences

The tiny particles of insect parts, skin debris, fibre, pollen, and dirt can affect your indoor quality. When you inhale any of these dust particles, you’ll likely develop sneezing and coughing problems.

2) It keeps asthma attacks and allergies at bay

Typically, asthma is a lung disease which results in the airways in your lung to become increasingly prone to swelling and inflammation. Along with wheezing, chest congestion, shortness of breath, coughing is a major characteristic of asthma. When your symptoms of asthma aggravate suddenly, you are said to have suffered from an asthma attack. Though there are other asthma triggers such as cigarette smoke, colds, exercise and perhaps certain foods, dust particles such as pollen, pet dander as well as other airborne irritants can potentially trigger an asthma attack.

3) Regular dusting prevents the occurrence of eye irritation

Almost each one of us has experienced itchy eyes at one point in their life. There are many possible causes of eye irritation. The problem is usually characterised by swollen eyelids, red eyes, and itchy eyes. On most occasions, eye irritation is caused by some form of allergy. Common allergens such as dirt, animal dander, and pollen trigger the release of compounds referred to as histamines in the tissues around your eye, which in turn, causes swelling and eye redness.

4) Routine dusting helps prevent breathing issues

Even though your lungs are always protected by various defence mechanisms, they are constantly exposed to danger from the dust particles we inhale. When you breathe in, the dust particles suspended in the atmosphere will enter the nose. Though the nose is an efficient filter and usually stop large particles from accessing through lungs, relatively smaller components may succeed in passing through your nose to reach the windpipe and the other airways. The attack of your lungs by dust particles will always result in breathing problems.

5) It keeps allergies out of your way

According to data from the Mayo Clinic, nearly twenty million Americans are allergic to dust mites. For creatures you can’t see with your naked eye, dust mites can potentially stir up endless trouble to your health. When you are one of these individuals, you are likely to suffer from endless allergy issues.

It sounds nasty but it’s actually true. A small piece of dust can contain pieces of dead cockroaches, dust mites, pet dander, and dead skin. The most common allergy symptoms include chills, body aches, runny nose, itchy eyes and flu, cough, nasal congestion, and sneezing.

6) It prevents seasonal hay fever attacks

Allergic rhinitis, also referred to as hay fever, is a group of symptoms that affect the nose. Hay fever usually develops when your immune system becomes sensitised and subsequently overreacts to something in the air, particularly dust particles including dust mite, mould and pet hair or dander. Common hay fever symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, fatigue and stuffy nose caused by a blockage.

7) It reduces your risk of heart attack

As we previously mentioned, dust particles have the potential to cause lung complications. Lungs that have been exposed to dust particles for a long time may need to work harder to execute their job. This, in turn, affects your heart in one way or another. Fine particles of dust which settle in the lungs can cause inflammation of the heart, and this puts you at risk for a heart attack. What’s more, if you are currently suffering from heart disease, prolonged exposure to fine dust particles may either worsen or prolong your condition.

Don’t put the workers at risk any longer! Our reliable office cleaning is always performed to the highest standard to ensure that your office is completely dust-free and clean. As previously mentioned, dust has a major impact on our health and should be taken seriously. Routine dusting not only helps to protect the surfaces of structures and office appliances in your workspace against damages but equally reduces your chances of developing a health problem.

Evolve Cleaning can provide your office space with reliable cleaning routine to minimise the impact of dust mites and pathogens! We have over 20 years of professional experience in the cleaning industry and cover the whole Sydney region. Call us today for a free quote on 1300 959 441!

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Jennifer Price

Jennifer Price

Jennifer Price is the Client Happiness Manager at Evolve Cleaning. She dedicates herself to managing healthy business relationships while prioritising her client's commercial cleaning interests are met with each and every clean. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she lives and breathes cleanliness, hygiene, sustainability and has a huge love for dogs.