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What’s in the dirt?

July 27, 2020 5:15 pm


When it comes to cleaning, I bet you never stop to think about what a certain type of dirt is when you clean up? Quite simply, dirt is unwanted substances on the surface which leads to poor hygiene and an unpleasant appearance. However, there are different kinds of dirt:

Loose soil

Dirt in the atmosphere


Inside buildings, debris mostly consists of loose soil, most of which gets tracked in on the soles of shoes. Soil can be so small that it’s not even visible but can scratch the surface of the floor and do quite a lot of damage.

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Dirt can also be carried in the air and comes from pollution, exhaust fumes and cigarette smoke. It is more difficult to remove because it’s greasy and when combined with moisture can release harmful chemicals that damage the surface and floor finishes. Have professional Office cleaners City Of London deal with this for you. Visit a site like Classic Cleaning for Office cleaners City Of London.

Spills are obvious, we can see the dirt immediately and know it needs to be dealt with to prevent damage to the surface or floor.

Dust is commonly a powder containing a mixture of organic materials and minerals. Humans lose between 30,000 and 40,000 skin cells per hour and this makes up the majority of the dust in our homes and offices. Dust also contains small amounts of pollen, human and animal hair, textile fibres, paper fibres and soil.

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Dust can also be responsible for respiratory health and allergy problems. House dust mites are minute creatures that live on shed human skin cells in humid conditions. Mites are usually found in bedding, carpets and clothing. Some people are allergic to house dust mite faeces. This allergy is very common and associated with asthma, eczema and rhinitis.

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