Author: Scott Zicklin
If you have flipped through television channels you most likely have come across air purifier infomercials. These infomercials make you believe that you need an air purifier to get rid of dust particles and air borne pathogens in your home. You most likely have "Googled" "How do I remove dust from my home?" or "air purifier reviews". Whatever it was that got you to this article, you are reading it because you are looking for ideas that will help you get rid of or at least eliminate some of the dust in your home. Well, I have been dealing with dust for a long time and I have gone as far as vacuuming the air with high power vacuum cleaners.
It was on a Sunday morning when my wife and I were laying in our room watching television. The drapes were not covering the windows completely and rays of sunlight were shining through. Well, what I saw that day was mind-boggling. There was so much dust in the air that it was disrupting my view to the television. I wanted to watch the television program, but I kept watching the dust and envisioning the dust entering our lungs with each breath we took.
I had to come up with a way to get rid of the bulk of the dust because clearly the big air purifier that sits on the table next to the bed is not doing the trick fast enough. I thought about it, got up from the bed, opened the window, took the window screen off, walked to the backyard, plugged in the Dry/Wet Vacuum cleaner and put the vacuum cleaner hose through the window. I turned on the vacuum cleaner, walked back into the bedroom, picked up the hose and started vacuuming the dust out of the room. It was so fast. I saw the dust flying into the hose, with the help of the sunlight. I became obsessed getting rid of the dust.
As you know dust settles and it settles everywhere. It settles on your blankets, settles on your clothes, settles in carpets and when there is contact with these items the dust enters into the air. One of the most dust producing materials in your home is your toilet paper. So just because you cleaned your air for an hour, the dust comes right back very quickly.
Getting rid of dust is a battle and vacuuming the air is a great idea because it pulls the air and dust into the vacuum reservoir at a greater pace and consumption than an air purifier, but it’s noisy. So if you do decide to vacuum your air, I suggest you leave the vacuum cleaner on with the vacuum hose pointed into the air when you leave the house. Just make sure your dry/wet vacuum cleaner reservoir is outside the house and the hose is inside the house or if you have a regular vacuum cleaner to make sure there is a filter so the dust particles don’t re-enter back into your home.
Ok, so if you don’t want to vacuum the air because you realize leaving a wet/dry vacuum outside for hours upon hours will drive your neighbors crazy or ifyou think you will get laughed at, then I suggest you open a window, take the screen out, get a fan and place the fan head in between the window door and the window frame, close the window door into the fan to hold the fan in place, turn the fan on high and watch all the dust particles fly out the window. You can even use multiple fans in different rooms or multiple fans in the same room. There are many benefits of blowing the dust out with a fan. First off, it's much quieter than vacuuming, the dust gets blown outside, and your air in the house gets circulated so it's not stale and on colder days the air in the house feels brisk and fresh.