COMMUNITY FORUM

ecstudier

06:13AM | 12/10/03
Member Since: 12/09/03
7 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I have an unexplained layer of dust that accumulates in my sons room. It seems to be most prevalent in his room and it is only on one side of his room. It is very thick and can be "scooped" up with my fingers. To me it resembles dryer lint but I do not know how this would be getting into his room. His room is a square and when you walk in and look straight we'll call that wall 1, wall 2 is to the right, wall 3 is behind you and wall 4 to the left. There is a window on wall 1, next to his bed. Wall 2 is empty and the cold air return is near the ceiling at the far side. Wall 3 is empty. Wall 4 has the heat vent located on the floor. this dust is mostly accumulating on his bed frame which backs up to wall 1 and is to the left of the window. It accumulates on the carpet behind the bed as well. There is some on the night stand under the window. I have not detected the dust on the carpt on any wall. I've sealed his window with plastic. Should I have my ducts or furnace cleaned? Do I need to reroute my dryer vent? Oh, this vents on the outside but is below his room on wall 4. The dryer duct travels up from the dryer, 90 degree turn for 5-6 feet, another 90 degree turn and then straight for 22 feet. I think it is too far to travel. Could it be backing up and somehow getting into his room? I'm stumped but he is having allergies now and I want to fix without spending thousands of dollars and spinning my wheels. Thank you.

DanO

07:44AM | 12/10/03
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** Wall 4 has the heat vent located on the floor. **

You can buy filters which fit into the individual vent grills. It might be helpful to install one in that location and see if it traps anything to eliminate that as a possible cause.

Changing the furnace filter might be a good idea too if it hasn't been changed this year yet.

** The dryer duct travels up from the dryer, 90 degree turn for 5-6 feet, another 90 degree turn and then straight for 22 feet. I think it is too far to travel. **

Sounds like it is likely a possibility. You can read about dryer venting at the following link.

LINK > How long can my dryer vent be?

BTW. When was the last time the vent was cleaned all the way from the dryer to the outdoors? That should be done at least once a year.

** this dust is mostly accumulating on his bed frame ... It accumulates on the carpet behind the bed as well. **

Beds can harbor lots of dried shin particles plus dust mites. It might be a good idea to give it a good cleaning with a strong vacuum with a HEPA filter or vented to the outdoors. Vacuuming with a standard vacuum will usually just spread the dust, etc. around the room.

An alternative is take the mattress and box spring outside and give it a good beating or just replace it every couple of years.

Lastly, any computers in the room? I find the wall behind mine gets a layer of dust build up on it from the air which is circulated through the computer's CPU unit.

JMO

Dan O.

[This message has been edited by DanO (edited December 10, 2003).]

ecstudier

08:40AM | 12/10/03
Member Since: 12/09/03
7 lifetime posts
Thank you. I will try the filter on the vent. I also am having someone come out to see about re-routing the duct. I also feel it is too long. What kind of vacuum uses the HEPA filter for the bed cleaning?

DanO

03:33PM | 12/11/03
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** What kind of vacuum uses the HEPA filter? **

You can see some different models at the following link:

LINK > Vacuum Cleaners with HEPA Filters

Dan O.

[This message has been edited by DanO (edited December 11, 2003).]

Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Painting your front door a striking color is risky, but it will really grab attention. Picking the right shade (and finish... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2