Is Your Home Dusty?

By:  Cathy Green

   When I go out on an in home estimate, I make it a priority to check the “dust meter” in each home. Generally, I run my finger over furniture, etc.  While it is impossible to remove every ounce of dust, the goal is to remove as must dust as possible.

Dust build up is not safe. Look at the blurb below:

New research shows that bacteria lurking in household dust produce chemicals that may trigger asthma and asthma-related symptoms such as wheezing. These bacterial chemicals, called endotoxins, particularly those found on bedroom floors, were linked with increased respiratory problems in adults. This study, supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), a part of the National Institutes of Health, is the first nationwide study of endotoxins in the household environment, and it involved analysis of more than 2,500 dust samples from 831 homes across the U.S.

Researchers at NIEHS and the University of Iowa found a strong association between endotoxin levels and the prevalence of diagnosed asthma, asthma symptoms, asthma medication use, and wheezing. These relationships were strongest for bedroom floor and bedding dust. Households with higher endotoxin concentrations experienced higher prevalence of respiratory symptoms.


If you are asthma free, good for you. But in spite of that, you could have a guest come into your home who has respiratory issues and dust build up could adversely affect your guest(s).

Call UpperCrust Maids today and allow us to start eliminating your dust tomorrow!



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