What is Dust and Dusting?

What exactly is dust?

Dust is actually a number of things. It's made up of tiny, dry particles of matter like dead skin, pollen, ash, exhaust, soil, and decayed insects. Dust can also be formed by soil that is tracked in and then ground into tiny particles that can scratch and damage surfaces.
These particles of matter can become airborne and blown about in a building, and they also settle on surfaces, causing a film that needs to be removed by "dusting".

What is dusting?

Dusting is the process of removing dust from surfaces in a building. Because some dust becomes airborne, buildings with filtration systems help to keep dust levels much lower than those without. Filtration systems help cleaning contractors because they have less dust to remove from surfaces. These filtration systems also help people with allergies to dust, keeping them healthier and happier.

Why is dusting so important?

  • Dusting Helps to Protect Surfaces.
Dust build up can damage or discolor surfaces such as upholstery and carpet. It can also build up in corners and edges.
  • Dusting Maintains the Appearance of Building.
No one likes to see visible dust - we immediately think the building is dirty. If everything is clean and shiny, it presents a cleaner appearance.
  • Dusting is Important to the Health of Building Occupants.
Airborne dust can be irritating to the eyes and cause problems for people with allergies. Removing dust will keep the airborne dust to a minimum.
  • Dusting Helps to Keep the Buildings Sanitized.
Dust can spread infections or bacteria, so keeping it at a minimum improves the building's sanitation.
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