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Published on May 2, 2023
Have you heard of "dust farms"? That's right, dust farms are a real thing and we'll show you how to eliminate them as well as the dust mites they harbour, so you can create a healthier environment for you and your family.
So, grab a cuppa and let’s get started!
In today’s blog, we will cover the following:
Dust mites and other allergens are extremely common in most homes and because of this, Dyson has actually designed a dust farm in the UK to help scientists learn more about them.
Dyson's dust farm study endeavors to gain an understanding of how dust mites live and reproduce to improve how they design and develop home appliances that capture and remove allergens.
The dust farm was set up to replicate the mites’ ideal habitat and provide important insights into the habits and reproductive patterns of these organisms in both laboratory and natural settings.
Due to their diet of dead skin cells, dust mites in the farm are fed a special combination of dog biscuits, yeast, and wheatgerm. The farm maintains a steady 25 degrees Celsius and 70% humidity to maximise dust mite growth.
Homes can rapidly become a breeding ground for dust, which is a major contributor to indoor air pollution and a known trigger for a wide variety of allergic reactions - and the perfect breeding ground for dust mites.
These are some tips for maintaining a dust-free home:
We shed miniscule dead skin cells as we sleep, and as this is the main food source for mites, your mattress is where you should expect to discover the greatest concentration of dust mites.
Those dust mites leave feces behind, which can be a trigger for a range of health issues, making it extremely important to ensure your mattress is cleaned at least once a year.
Deep cleaning by Electrodry is a great option if you're worried about dust mites in your house. For expert carpet, upholstery, and mattress washing, please contact your nearby Electrodry service.
In Australia, no one cleans carpets, mattresses and upholstery like Electrodry. Since 1983, we've been serving the community as a family-run company. With our proprietary cleaning methods, cutting-edge cleaning products, and highly trained technicians, Electrodry consistently exceeds the expectations of our valued customers.
Please call Electrodry today on 13 27 13 or make a booking online.