It is a calamity for cleaning addicts, and especially for allergic people: dust makes us waste our time trying to wipe it off, and we are desperate to overcome it, even when we take great care of our household. To fight it more efficiently, why don’t we start by knowing where it comes from and how it works?
Dwellings, offices, factories, vehicles: dust is everywhere. It is the most visible pollutant in our interiors. Composed of a subtle mixture of textile fibres or paper, pollen, hair, human skin’s dead cells, insect fragments, microscopic fungi, moulds, food waste and other pollutants, it is above all the product of living beings, the main ones causing dust!
Depending on the size of its particles (20 to 200 microns), dust settles on floors and objects, under furniture and beds, forming dust bunnies, clumping around elements charged with static electricity – hair for example – attracting them like magnets. The finest of these debris are light enough to be suspended in the air, transported by air flows or attracted by ceiling electricity. All it takes is a draught or a scattering due to movement (an object that you move, a person’s passage) for the dust to move and spread everywhere.
If dust is so difficult to catch, it is because of the molecular weight of its components, the degree of humidity in the atmosphere, and especially the influence of static electricity. For instance, when you brush your hair, it gets charged with static electricity. When they fall, they attract other microscopic particles, which are themselves charged with static electricity. The same phenomenon occurs with your television: when the device is turned on, the screen is positively charged. Irresistibly attracted, the “negative” dust particles settle there. When you turn off the TV, the charges on the screen disappear, but the dust remains.
How to do?
There is only one really effective way. Forget the dust wipes, too expensive and too uneconomical for, often, a mediocre result. The solution is physical: the magnetic field must be disturbed. It is scientifically proven: at 120°C and 4 bars of pressure, the steam quality is ideal for electro-magnetically “discharge” of solid dust particles. What comes out of the NVS Vapodil is water in a gaseous state. Microscopic droplets will form when in contact with colder air, but they are so tiny that there is no wet fallout. Heavier than dust, they catch it. That’s the dry steam genius. See for yourself: before you start your household, spray into the air around you. A bed of dust, as if deactivated, falls at your feet. All you have to do is vacuum (preferably with a bagless vacuum cleaner). What about the dust that settles on the furniture? A single blow of microfiber cloth and it is trapped in their fibres.
The users of the Vapodil solution are unanimous: the very first use is impressive, all the accumulated dust, even in the neatest interiors, seems to escape from every corner. Once this old dust is dislodged, you can start all over again on a good basis and really talk about maintenance.
Dust mites, germs and other bed bugs will no longer be comfortable, because dust will no longer be welcome in your home…