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luigi49

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Dust ?
« on: August 30, 2014, 10:46:07 AM »
If you leave  a 500 sq ft apartment  for three months lock, close and secure, does it still accumulate dust?  My friend left his place supposedly secure when he came back it has a half a canister of dust in the vacuum cleaner.   I am thinking maybe he never cleaned his place. 
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Re: Dust ?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2014, 11:03:43 AM »
I'm not an expert but I believe dust is always suspended in air.
So it would make sense to me that dust in the air would actually settle more in a sealed apartment because there is no air current to keep it suspended.

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Re: Dust ?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 11:57:38 AM »
Dust comes in through any crack.  I've lived in "dusty areas" and learned after the first dust storm where all the leaks were around the windows, door, and just about anywhere else it can get in.  Dust is always in the air and it settles out when the air stops moving (e.g., in a closed apartment)

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Re: Dust ?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2014, 02:40:05 PM »
That's why haunted houses always have sheets over the furniture!

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Re: Dust ?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2014, 04:51:35 PM »
Is that a serious question?

luigi49

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Re: Dust ?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2014, 05:46:24 PM »
Is that a serious question?

Did I ask something wrong? 

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Re: Dust ?
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2014, 06:34:46 PM »
Is that a serious question?

Did I ask something wrong?

Depends, was it a serious question?

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Re: Dust ?
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2014, 06:35:45 PM »
Leaving the house doesn't magically kill dust mites, yo.

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Re: Dust ?
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2014, 06:42:18 PM »
Leaving the house doesn't magically kill dust mites, yo.

I know right. I was going to wait for luigi to respond in case he was just kidding around and I totally missed it, but I just HAVE to go ahead and assume he was seriously asking if dust can find its way into a locked apartment.

Does luigi think that when you lock a door and shut the windows that your apartment is now airtight? Like, if you had a long weekend and spent it all inside and never left that you are possibly in danger of suffocating inside your airtight apartment? What about vents from a dryer, or exhaust fans in the kitchen or bathroom, or HVAC systems?

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Re: Dust ?
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2014, 07:59:57 AM »
Is that a serious question?

Did I ask something wrong?

Depends, was it a serious question?

Well if you dont like the question you can ignore the thread right?  We have a cleaner that comes once every 2 weeks so I don't know anything about dust.
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Re: Dust ?
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2014, 08:03:19 AM »
Is that a serious question?

Did I ask something wrong?

Depends, was it a serious question?

Well if you dont like the question you can ignore the thread right?

I'm not saying I dislike the question, I was just asking for clarification before I assumed one way or another. But you never answered me, so I just had to go ahead and assume you were serious.

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Re: Dust ?
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2014, 08:09:42 AM »
A large portion of dust is actually from Humans themselves. Dead skin cells make of a lot of it, is my understanding. So unless you're never there and it's airtight, you're going to get dust, though I don't really know what dust has to do with anything Mustachian related?

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Re: Dust ?
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2014, 09:14:08 AM »
Yep.

If you ever re-drywall, you know that drywall dust falls from the air for at least three month in your home.

An open window or opening or older property would dust a lot.

If the home looks clean except for even layer of dust, then it is just natural.  If the dust is sitting on top of massive clutter and hair bunnies or built up in some areas, like behind doors, then your friend is also pulling your leg.