Why does mud collect in your ceiling fan?
Take a look at your ceiling fan. Most houses are lined with dust.
ATLANTA – Removing dust from your windowsills and bookshelves can be an endless struggle, but you must be wondering why one of the most popular places for dust is also one of the hardest to reach.
Take a look at your ceiling fan. Most of the houses are lined with dust.
First, let’s find out how dust gets into your home.
You create something of this. Dust is made up of dead skin and hair that you shed. Your pet contributes particles to their skin and hair. We call this Pet Dander.
Some of the particles collect into dust bunnies, while others are microscopic in size.
You would think a rotating ceiling fan would throw dust aside, but it actually has the opposite effect.
“Electrical devices like a ceiling fan carry electrical power,” says Pamela Turner, an expansion enclosure specialist at the University of Georgia. “When the blades spin, there is friction that creates an electrical charge. Charged dust particles attract other dust particles. “
The same electrical charge can draw dust onto your TV screen.
One tip when dusting the blades of a ceiling fan is to cover them with a pillow case to catch any falling dust.
“People with asthma or allergies often benefit from regular cleaning of the ceiling fans,” says Turner.