Dangers of Dust in Your Home

Photo of dust collected by Speedy Floor Removal.

One of the most important things about Speedy Floor Removal is that our process of removing old flooring is virtually dustless. For years, we have trained our team, tested our tools, and perfected our procedures to minimize the amount of dust from a floor removal project. Our workers are highly skilled in the art of dustless floor removal due to their thorough amount of practice with our advanced technology that includes:

  • Hepa-filtered dust collection vacuums
  • Riding floor scrapers
  • Floor sanders
  • Grinders
  • And more

We have invested a lot of time and money because we care about leaving your home clean and your air healthy. We guarantee that our machines successfully eliminate pounds of dust that floor removal can generate. With all of this effort, we will do the best job of collecting and expelling dust on any size project.

What is the Big Deal with Dust?

Excessive exposure to dust can be quite dangerous for you and your family. To share the importance of our services that will protect you and your family, Speedy Floor Removal would like you to understand the consequences of having too much dust in your home.

What is Dust?

We have all heard of dust, but what dust is may still be a mystery to many. Dust consists of many different things, and several sources contribute to the dust content in your home. More than half of the household dust is soil that has been brought into your home by shoes, bare feet, or airborne particles. The other half is an assortment of debris such as:

  • Skin cells
  • Fur
  • Food products
  • Fibers
  • Kitchen grease
  • Plant and insect parts
  • Mold
  • And more

While these particular dust ingredients may simply make the house dirtier, other components are a problem because they can cause many more health issues. These problems can range from simple allergies to more hazardous health issues.

Dust Allergies

As is the case with any allergy, dust allergies can be quite the burden. Ranging from mild to severe, dust allergies symptoms include:

  • Occasional runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Postnasal drip
  • Itchy, red, or watery eyes
  • Itchy nose, roof of mouth, or throat
  • Sneezing
  • Cough
  • Facial pressure and pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Frequent awakening
  • Swollen, blue skin under the eyes

Those most vulnerable to dust allergies are the elderly and children. Infants are one hundred times more endangered by the health threats of dust-borne pollutants than adults are; dust allergies can appear at a very young age, less than one or two years. Also, families living in older homes that need to have their floors replaced, are more likely to suffer from dust allergies.

Dust Mites

Dust mites bring their own donations to the dust levels of your home. Though these insects are barely visible to an unaided eye, the number of health issues they can inflict upon humans is high enough to be concerned. Dust mites are microscopic arthropods, which means they are small bugs that have eight legs and measure about one-third of a millimeter long. They thrive in warm, humid environments, places like Florida are particularly susceptible to them.dust-mite-allergies

Dust mites like to feed on human skin, the flakes of which people shed every day. On average, adults shed about one and a half grams of skin per day—which can satisfy one million dust mites. They typically live for about two to four months, and during this time, they eat, reproduce, and release waste.

Though this sounds disgusting, what does this mean for humans? Their fecal matter and body fragments contain harmful allergens that can cause a great variety of uncomfortable side effects that we discussed earlier. Other side effects of dust mites are:

  • Nasal polyps
  • Eczema
  • Hay fever
  • And other allergic ailments

Dangers of Breathing in Dust

Breathing in dust is part of our daily life. However, breathing in large amounts of dust for a period of time can lead to diseases and severe injuries to the respiratory system. Dust commonly contains residue from many different things, but there can also be residue from cleaning products, pieces of heavy metal, and toxic liquids. Our bodies are equipped with respiratory systems that can function very well under normal conditions, however; breathing in the dust for a period of time can take a toll on you and your body.

If dust makes it so far as to the lungs, it can cause different kinds of problems depending on the types of materials it contains. Some of the more serious side effects of breathing in dust over a long period include:

  • Bronchitis
  • Fibrosis
  • Silicosis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • And more

It is hard to know how susceptible your body is to these problems until you already are suffering from them. Keep in mind that people of different ages and health levels in or visiting your home may be at even more risk. Therefore, it is crucial to make sure when removing your old floors that you go with the dust-free floor removal. When removing your old floors, stirring or spreading dust from underneath your old floor can be polluted by bacteria, fungi, and dust mites that can cause the issues above.

Importance of Dustless Floor Removal

In the process of removing your floors, pounds of dust are produced both from the breaking of the floor materials and from the process of stirring up all the unseen particles lodged in and underneath the floor. Trying to clean up the dust that quickly settles throughout your house could take weeks. Not to mention, you own body can take so much before significant amounts of dust cause many of the health concerns stated above.

For homeowners not willing to take these risks, Speedy Floor Removal offers several floor removal packages that leaves your home dust free and worry free. Speedy Floor Removal knows dust and our dustless floor removal is both and art and science. We have mastered the process to be able to offer families and companies much safer options when changing floors. Therefore, you move on with life and exist comfortably long after the project is completed. You can see our process in action on our video page. Remember, before any floor removal project, contact Speedy Floor Removal.

With us there is no dust, call for your free quote now!