What Is The Gray Dust Stuff That Comes Out Of The Vacuum Bags/collector? ?

A Reader Asks…

I was cleaning my new out, I have a dyson. I noticed there was some like at the bottom of the container? Is this dirt? or just crap that gets stuck in the carpet? I’m a clean freak so this is a shock to me.

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    • Mz_Beesl
    • December 3, 2009

    I vacuum my house every day. I’m very picky about it being spotless all the time. And within a week, I have at least 4 inches of dust buildup in the chamber of my vacuum. I have a Hoover Empower 4600. It’s just a sign that your vacuum works well!
    It’s a culmination of dead skin cells, dirt from outside, dust from the air that has landed on the floor, pet dander, and pollen.

    • Jean L
    • December 3, 2009

    Hey, don’t you love your Dyson? I love mine. Most dust you collect in your vacuum is dead skin. I know this is gross, but that is mostly what dust is- just dead skin flakes, small skin particles and skin debris.

    • suzie-qu
    • December 3, 2009

    Yes it is the filth that comes out of your carpet.I opted for slate tiles through out my house(except bedrooms).I can’t stand carpet it is grotty & I still vacuum everyday.

    • Pleiades
    • December 3, 2009

    dust mites, dead skin, carpet dust and airborne dirt particles

    • pinkempy
    • December 3, 2009

    You answered your own question. It is gray dust stuff. A combination of all the things that can get in your carpet. Dust, dirt, soils, etc.

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