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Old 10-12-2018, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Also you'll have a lot of dust if your floors aren't carpeted.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Wait a minute...Robert Durst or Douglas Durst? And how did their particles get into your apartment?
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:42 PM
 
Location: NY
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Believe it or not, I'm not trolling. I guess the bedbugs episode drove me insane, especially because I put a lot of effort into keeping my home clean. And in certain settings, like shops or whatever, which are highly ventilated and brightly lit, I don't necessarily see the dust as well as I do in my apartment so I began to think maybe my home isn't aired out properly. Like I said, I'm very sensitive to my surroundings now. I go outside and clearly see every little airborne speck

As soon as I'm done fixing my place up I plan to purchase a couple of air filters and see if it makes a difference. But thanks for making me feel like my home isn't abnormal.


I too was a renter many years ago. Had a similar problem due to a dirty tenant
next door. I followed these steps and problem disappeared in a very short time.


The city masses are continuously exposed to particulates.
This is testimony to a city always at work.
You are smart in keeping your home clean.
Air out your house weekly. Always use the screen
If you are in an apartment this is of utmost concern.
Other tenants may be filthy and may be ground zero and
pose a danger to the rest of the cleaner inhabitants.
I suggest, remove all paper boxes used for storage.
Insects and rodents love anything made of paper.
Store all your contents in plastic bins.
Add bleach to your clothes when washing.
Add plastic mattress covers to your bed.
Keep your shoes near your front door.
Wash your floors with bacteria killing detergents.
Walk around the house in slippers not barefoot.
Never leave dirty dishes in the sink.
Always use bleach wipes anywhere you eat.
Always leave a night light on at night.

Hope this helps........
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:05 PM
 
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You may want to give the apartment some glossy paint and dust monthly. Smoke,cooking,dirty windows,the walls,anything can cause it. Even. Candle could cause problems.

I live in a all white apartment, and can tell you normal living can cause a dust peoblem.
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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It's normal. Most of it is skin cells that flaked off of people.

Or your carpets, furniture, and bedding coming apart fiber by fiber. If you want to see a cloud, whack on your comforter.


I use a 20 inch breeze box type fan with a 20 x 20 furnace filter on the intake side. I run it 24/7/365 on the floor. I buy the filters by the dozen and change them every season and spray them with Endust for added "grab."
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:20 AM
 
Location: NY
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It's the engineer in me.



Nice work!
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Old 10-19-2018, 11:16 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I've noticed this white flaky stuff falling out of the sky when it gets cold and it always covers my driveway. Is that normal?
That depends. Does it melt when exposed to heat? If so, it is snow, a common meteorological phenomenon.

If it doesn't melt it is probably just the remains of people being incinerated.
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Old Today, 04:39 PM
 
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Guys, I get the same thing. It’s driving me crazy. Especiallly when I get into the car I can see those floaties come off my clothes in sunlight of course.All those string fibers are everywhere in my apt. Even on my bedsheets and I feel dust in my hair and face when I wake up in morning. What are they? I can see them when I get a haircut but my barber seems oblivious or maybe he does but not say anything. I also bought a thousand dollar air purifier

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Old Today, 05:35 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Mr.Retired View Post
I too was a renter many years ago. Had a similar problem due to a dirty tenant
next door. I followed these steps and problem disappeared in a very short time.


The city masses are continuously exposed to particulates.
This is testimony to a city always at work.
You are smart in keeping your home clean.
Air out your house weekly. Always use the screen
If you are in an apartment this is of utmost concern.
Other tenants may be filthy and may be ground zero and
pose a danger to the rest of the cleaner inhabitants.
I suggest, remove all paper boxes used for storage.
Insects and rodents love anything made of paper.
Store all your contents in plastic bins.
Add bleach to your clothes when washing.
Add plastic mattress covers to your bed.
Keep your shoes near your front door.
Wash your floors with bacteria killing detergents.
Walk around the house in slippers not barefoot.
Never leave dirty dishes in the sink.
Always use bleach wipes anywhere you eat.
Always leave a night light on at night.

Hope this helps........
Are they mites or just dust?
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