How Dusty is Your Home?

A Kirby Vacuum Cleaner sales rep came to show us how…

We did vacuum our house a day before but Kirby is not one of those ordinary vacuum cleaners you buy from the mall. It sucks dirt with great power and deep-cleans your house.

This is the dust our naked eyes see…

This is what’s really in your bed…

In your sofa and curtains…

In your carpets…


Every night, you sleep with and breath in living creatures!

You can’t see them, but they’re all over your home! House dust mites (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus) are visible only under a microscope and are highly allergenic.

Imagine how many armies of dust mites live in each house in the UAE. Don’t let the high towers and the pavements fool you, we still live in the desert, surrounded by dunes and sandstorms. No wonder, the rate of asthma cases in the UAE is one of the highest in the world.

In the end, we didn’t buy the machine. 3 hours of aggressive sales talk (taking no for an answer), from an extremely high price down to 10,000 AED plus all the extra giveaways, we turned down the offer.

I felt it was a ridiculous price. I’d rather eat right to build my immune system rather than buy a machine that would eventually gather dust because I’d be too lazy to assemble and use it.

The good thing was, our house was clean for the moment and I learned how eeky dust mites are.


One thought on “How Dusty is Your Home?

  1. Good call. Dust mites are only a big problem if you’re allergic to them, then you’d have to do all that washing sheets in hot water, using a HEPA vacuum and all that.


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