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Old 08-09-2009, 03:46 PM
 
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Default House Dust?

Afternoon all,

My wife asked me a question that I had no answer to and was hoping I could reach out to the community to see if they have any ideas.

We've been in our house now for about two and half years (newly built), and over the past few months we've been noticing that when we clean, we are picking up an inordinately high amount of dust that is pink or red. We both have no idea where this is coming from...carpets are brown, insulation is yellow, we have tile floors downstairs...so it's become a big mystery as to what it actually is. The only thing that we have that is that same red color is some house blankets, but I would have a hard time believing those blankets could coat the entire two story house.

Any ideas? I'm wondering if this could also be causing some of our allergies / sicknesses...
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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where is your dryer vented in relation to any clean air intakes?
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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It's dust from Africa. Every year the winds blow the dust across the Atlantic and into the southern US. Texas is a recipient of the dust. It's very fine and gets everywhere. Look at the car and you'll see it there too. It even gets into the house. It'll stop soon.

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Old 08-09-2009, 04:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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That and no rain...you would be amazed how the rain "cleans" the air...and we have not had any of that in a LOOOOONNNNGGGGG time.

Hey, when are those stupid "all over the grill and windshield of all our cars" butterflies due...soon, right???
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:36 PM
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Yep, the butterflies come soon. Great.
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Maybe they will choke on all the dust and not be all over our cars....
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:46 PM
 
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I'll take the butterflies over the "lovebugs".
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:57 PM
 
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I was wondering about the butterflies!
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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That and no rain...you would be amazed how the rain "cleans" the air...and we have not had any of that in a LOOOOONNNNGGGGG time.

Hey, when are those stupid "all over the grill and windshield of all our cars" butterflies due...soon, right???
Don't forget the smoke from southern Mexico when they burn their crops/forest.
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:02 AM
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And the gnarly Helotes trash pile. That was completely awful.
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