Cleaning myths busted
SIR James Dyson is the British inventor and founder of the global technology company Dyson. Best known as the inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner and the bladeless fan, his mission was to use creativity and technology to solve everyday frustrations.
You clean every nook and cranny. You vacuum a couple of times a week. You keep your house neat and tidy. But what if your home’s not as spotless as you think?
Dyson dispels five popular cleaning myths, and tells you how to tackle dust mites - the cause of many everyday allergens.
In the average cubic metre of air, there are 500,000 particles of dust.
On average, a single gram of house dust contains in the region of approximately one million bacteria. Rather than removing dust and dirt, sweeping and mopping can sometimes just move dirt around. Dyson vacuum cleaners are all fitted with a HEPA filter.
Usually found in hospitals, these high efficiency particulate absorption (HEPA) filters make sure that even the most microscopic particles – fine dust, smoke and allergens – are captured and removed from your home. In fact, the air that comes out of a Dyson machine is cleaner than the air that goes into it.
It’s not only about vacuum- ing, but the type of vacuum you use. Forget bags. In theory, bags work by capturing the dust that the air passes through. In practice, however, the pores of the bag clog the dust and you lose suction almost immediately.
No suction equals no deep clean. Dyson vacuum cleaners use cyclone technology instead of bags. This technology uses a centrifugal force to spin dust and debris out of the airflow and capture it in the bin. You then empty the bin straight into the trash can. This cuts down on the need to buy bags.
Myth 3 “I can hear my vacuum cleaner, so it must be working.”
Just hearing your vacuum cleaner roar does not necessarily mean it is working.
Machines that rely on clogged bags and inefficient filters lose suction from the moment you start using them.
Less suction signifies less pick-up. Even some machines that claim to have cyclone technology simply spin large debris around a clear bin. They still rely on filters to do the hard work.
Dyson’s cyclone technology has been finely perfected over two decades. Our cyclones capture even fine dust.
The fact that there is no need for a bag or filter eliminates the loss of suction.
Gone are the days when you needed brooms and mops for the floor, cloths for surfaces and dusters for those hard to reach places.
Dyson believes technology should make your life simpler. With the Dyson Digital Slim handheld cordless vacuum cleaner, you can clean it all – from floor to ceiling – with one machine.
Equipped with a wand and floor tool, this machine can be used as a handheld cleaner for those hard to reach places.
With a wall-mounted docking station, it’s easy to store and always ready to go. The Dyson Digital Slim vacuum is powered by the Dyson digital motor – the fastest, highest power density motor ever developed for a domestic appliance.
Myth 5 “I change bed sheets regularly, so my bed is clean.”
When it comes to beds, you can never be too clean.
An average bed can house 10,000 dust mites. House dust mites are tiny organisms that live in warm (typically 20°C-30°C) and highly humid (70°C-80°C) conditions.
During its lifetime, a dust mite can produce approximately 2,000 droppings. These nasty droppings are the cause of allergies.
They contain highly allegenic proteins that trigger asthma and other allergic conditions.
Vacuuming mattresses regularly to pick up skin cells and dust mite faeces is one of the most efficient ways to tackle this issue.
Approved by the British Allergy Foundation, Dyson vacuum cleaners come equipped with a specially designed mattress tool to remove dirt and allergens from mattresses and upholstery.
Inside Dyson’s Cyclone technology, Dyson vacuum cleaners use Radial Root Cyclone technology.
Every angle of each airway is honed to ensure microscopic particles – as tiny as 0.5 microns or 1/5,000 of a pinhead – are spun out of the airflow and captured in the bin.
The machines use four stages of filtration to capture fine dust: 1) The outer cyclone captures
large debris 2) A shroud captures hair and
fluff 3) The cyclone pack removes fine
dirt 4) The post motor HEPA filter captures allergens and microbes.
Until Dec 31, bring your old vacuum cleaners and fans to any participating outlet and have it traded in for a new Dyson product.
Receive a 15% discount for all Dyson products. The old vacuum cleaners and fans will be sent for recycling and proceeds from the recycled products will go to charity. Dyson is available at all major electrical stores.
For more information, call Visionary Solutions at 03-7710 5877.
Dyson vacuum cleaners use Radial Root Cyclone technology where microscopic particles as tiny as 0.5 microns are spun out of the airflow and captured in the bin.