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Hi, I have my computer in a small room(10x12). There is this fine dust like substance that accumulates on my walls. It doesnt rub off easy, I use vinegar and a sponge to wash it off. I keep my room clean, dust/vacuum regularly. We had a painter come in and look at it. He said it was very fine component dust and could definitely be a health concern. He recommended getting a good air purifier.


Does anyone else have this problem or advice? Sadly my bedroom is the only place for my computer. However Im not about to sacrifice my health for my computer enjoyment.
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If you mean the dust it sticky like and kind of moist you should consider moving you PC. My PC is always with dust because of my dogs but the only time I got that sticky dust was when I left my PC out in a tent I assumed it may be humidity.
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I would consider moving for my own health.

Get some filters for your intake fans. Like Dom above said, the humidity in your room maybe high causing dust etc to have high moisture content.
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Let me guess, he was also an air purifier salesman?
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I would consider moving for my own health.

Get some filters for your intake fans. Like Dom above said, the humidity in your room maybe high causing dust etc to have high moisture content.
I have filters on my antec 1200 and I clean them every week before there is much dust build up.

Its not humidity in my room, I have 2 hygrometers that both read 50%.

I have the worst insulation you will ever see in a house. I literally had no insulation above my room in the attic, we fixed that today. In the past I have also had ice on my outside walls in the winter. The thing is, the dust doesnt just accumulate on my outside walls. My room is on the corner of the house, so I have 2 outside walls and 2 inside if that makes any sense.

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Let me guess, he was also an air purifier salesman?

No, hes a friend who happens to be a painter and also does renovations for his wife who sells houses so hes seen a lot of stuff.
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