Tips for Dealing with Dust

by Lawton Brothers | Dec 12, 2017

dealing with dust
If you are a business owner looking to buy cleaning supplies, or an industry specialist who needs supplies and equipment---you are aware of the importance of proper cleaning.

The removal of dust is critical for cleanliness, as well as for health, safety, and the prevention of allergies and asthma.

What is Dust?

Dust accumulates as a result of tiny particles in the air. These fine particles come from cloth fibers, paper, skin cells, dirt, and other materials which are found in the environment. Dust must be controlled because when it accumulates, dust can become a health risk.

How to Handle Dust

  • Use dust collection filters to decrease the amount of dust and debris that is released from process equipment. .

  • Use surfaces that minimize the collection of dust to permit ease of cleaning.

  • Use a high-quality industrial vacuum cleaner that is appropriate for dust collection.

  • Use a vacuum cleaner that is equipped with a hose to effectively clean corners.

  • Use disposable paper bags that filter to 1 micron, rather than cloth bags. They’ll get most of the dust. Make sure the collection system is adequate and there are no leaky hoses.

  • Inspect for dust residues in hidden areas periodically. .

  • Use Microfiber oil-free cloths and dust mops. Some dust cloths just move the dust around, but Microfiber cloths are configured to capture and hold debris. The dust adheres to the cloth instead of floating around. Mops and cloths made from lamb’s wool also work well

  • Keep carts and other equipment up to date.

  • Provide access to all hidden areas to permit inspection

What tools and equipment can be used to minimize dust?

Dusting Cloths and mops

Not all dusting cloths are the same. Microfiber cloths and dust mops are the most effective. Some dust cloths just move the dust around, but Microfiber cloths are configured to capture and hold debris. The dust adheres to the cloth instead of floating around everywhere.

Vacuum Cleaners

Vacuuming is the best way to remove dust from any surface not only  carpet. Use a vacuum that has an attached a hose for ease in cleaning corners. Use disposable bags, hey filter dust better than cloth bags. Just make sure the vacuum doesn’t have any leaks that will release the dust before it gets into the bag.

A backpack vacuum also works well, especially for larger areas. When utilizing a backpack vacuum, use a side-to-side method instead of pushing and pulling the vacuum head forwards and backward. This covers more space in less time. In the janitorial field, it’s imperative that workers be able to get in and out of a facility quickly.

Many substances emit dust during processing, including sand, glass fibers, laser residue, and cellulose.

Select the right vacuum for the job. Whether it's to be used inside or outside, you need a tailor-made industrial vacuum cleaner for maximum dust control.

Carts

Carts that can be customized are valuable. The organization of supplies saves time and energy. Some of the most recent options for carts include modular bins, and cabinets that lock.

It is crucial that every janitorial staff is trained on effective and reliable techniques as early as possible so that the correct methods become habit, and then practice really does make perfect. Implementing the most effective and reliable techniques for cleaning and sanitizing are the best ways to guarantee that your janitorial staff is working at their maximum potential

Remember, If you are a business owner looking to buy cleaning supplies, or an industry specialist who needs supplies and equipment, stay aware of the importance of proper cleaning. Dust accumulates as a result of tiny particles in the air that come cloth fibers, paper, skin cells, dirt, and other materials in the environment. Keep your staff and their equipment up to date. The removal of dust is critical for cleanliness, as well as for health and safety and the prevention of allergies and asthma.

If would like to find out more about ways to stay ahead of dust, contact Lawton Bros. at 800-432-0813.

Lawton Brothers is a leading distributor of cleaning products, supplies, and equipment, chemicals, paper, and liners. The company is dedicated to the improving custodial services. Toward that end, they offer in-service training and educational programs. Training classes are conducted at your site and tailored to meet your specific needs.

 
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