We compared 4 dust-cleaning solutions, here’s what we found. A must-read if you suffer from asthma or allergies
Dusting is a cleaning chore that will always be on the list because dust is everywhere.
Did you know that not all dusting tools were created equal? The tools you choose to dust your home can make a massive difference to the dust-levels in your home.
Why is dust an issue?
Two-thirds of the dust in our homes comes in from outside. Most people think dust is mostly dead skin cells, but it’s far more likely to be a mix of airborne particles like pollen, soot and fibres from carpets, rugs, clothing and furniture.
Dust is an issue for two reasons; it’s always building and it impacts your home’s indoor air quality.
What is indoor air quality?
Indoor air quality is a measure of chemicals and pollutants within a building that’s occupied for at least one hour by people.
Studies have actually shown that indoor air is five times more polluted than outdoor air and poor indoor air quality has been linked to immediate short-term issues such as irritation to your eyes, nose and throat (especially problematic for people who suffer from asthma and allergies). In the long-term, poor indoor air quality has been linked to respiratory diseases, heart disease and cancer.
There are plenty of things you can do to help improve the quality of the air in your home such as introducing helpful houseplants, implementing home detox tips and effectively removing dust from your home.
Why is cleaning dust so difficult?
The problem most people experience when it comes to dusting is dust dispersing.
During the cleaning process dust becomes airborne making it impossible to clean. The dust later resettles, so instead of physically removing dust, it tends to get moved around your home.
This can mean that dusting your home could actually have a negative impact, especially for asthma and allergy sufferers as pollen and allergens become airborne.
What is the most effective way to dust your home?
To make sure your dusting efforts aren’t doing more harm than good, we wanted to put our Dust Floor Fibre to the test and uncover the most effective way to keep your home dust-free.
ENJO’s dust-busting floor cleaning fibre was tested against 3 alternative dust cleaning solutions to see which product removed dust, pollen and allergens from the air most effectively.
The dust test: ENJO dust fibre vs traditional dust cleaners
Siegfried Lerchbaumer, an expert on ambient air hygiene, ran a test to measure the level of respirable dust pollution during the dust-cleaning process of four different dust cleaning products.
2. Dust mop
3. ENJO Dust Floor Fibre
The dust test method
Each product’s dust cleaning ability was tested on the same cleaning surface with an equal amount of dust.
To measure the effectiveness of each product, the amount of dust dispersed into the air during the cleaning process was measured to give an indication of how much dust is actually removed as opposed to redistributed.
The dust test results
The amount of dust dispersed during the cleaning process varied greatly.
1. Broom | approx. 1300µg/m3
2. Dust mop | approx. 2600µg/m3
3. ENJO Dust Floor Fibre | approx. 200µg/m3
4. Vacuum cleaner | approx. 200µg/m3
Respirable dust pollution was highest using a conventional dust mop and lowest using ENJO's Dust Floor Fibre and vacuum.
The dust test conclusion
The ENJO Dust Floor Fibre created 13-times less dust pollution compared to the conventional dust mop, indicating the fibres superior ability to trap dust instead of dispersing dust.
How ENJO dust fibres work
ENJO Fibres aren’t like any other fibre cleaning products on the market, the technology woven into every fibre is patented, meaning they offer a one-of-a-kind clean.
The fibres are microscopic, 100-times finer than a human hair. When the fibres pass across a surface they create a static charge that attracts dust like a magnet. The unique weave then traps and holds on to the dust preventing dust and hair from moving around the room during the cleaning process.
The fibres also have a polishing effect leaving a smooth shine after you dust. Not needing a single chemical make this the healthiest way to keep your home dust-free.
How to dust with ENJO
The effectiveness of ENJO's Dust Fibres makes dusting your home easy. ENJO’s Dust Range, previously known as the ultimate dust-busting trio, includes the Dust Glove, Dust Flexi and Dust Floor Fibre. They'll now be joined by our new Dust Multi Tool Fibre! So you'll have everything you need to keep the air in your home clean and dust-free from top to bottom.
Why we love the Dust Fibre for your Multi Tool?
- Dust large surfaces quickly
Wondering how to most effectively dust your home? Follow these steps:
Don’t make the cleaning mistake of starting from the ground up, the most effective way to remove dust means starting from the top.
The ENJO Multi Tool and Dust Fibre are perfect for cleaning light fittings, ceiling fans and picture rails. Especially when attached to the Telescopic Pole for extra height. Simply attach the fibre to the pole and swipe over surfaces for ENJO’s dust-catching fibres to attract and trap dust. For extra tricky spots, our Dust Flexi will be the right tool for the job and is also compatible with the Telescopic Pole.
Use the Dust Glove to lift dust from furniture, plants, TVs – anything in your home that’s gathering dust. Simply pop on the glove and wipe your surfaces. For larger surfaces, go with the Multi Tool and Dust Fibre.
After dusting furniture wait 20 minutes before dusting your floors. This will allow any dust that hasn’t been trapped in the fibre to settle on the floor ready to be picked up by the Dust Floor Fibre.
The Dust Floor Fibre is part of the best-selling ENJO floor cleaning system. Team the Dust Floor Fibre with the Floor Fibre designed to clean the floors in your home and you’ll enjoy clean floors much faster than a conventional mop and bucket.
Simply attach the Floor Fibre to your Floorcleaner and sweep your floors.
After you’ve picked up the dust from your floors, simply dust bust your dust fibres or shake them out outside.
Another great thing about cleaning dust with ENJO...
ENJO's dust-cleaning range is entirely reusable and super long-lasting - meaning dust-free living for years with minimal waste.