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Harmattan: Make your interior dust-free at Christmas

By Maria Diamond
11 December 2021   |   2:40 am
The seasonal harmattan is here. And while all the Christmas décors are beautifully in place, it is imperative to protect your interior and decorations from dust haze.

The seasonal harmattan is here. And while all the Christmas décors are beautifully in place, it is imperative to protect your interior and decorations from dust haze.
  
Wondering why it is only the interior? Yes, the dusty haze, which originates from the Sahara Desert itself, is an exterior weather condition that cannot be controlled, but, of course, you can control whatever comes into your interior, hence the need to protect your home from it.
 


How Harmattan Operates
The harmattan phenomenon which begins from late December peaks in the middle of January and subsides towards the end of February. It brings desert-like weather conditions, reduces humidity, dissipates cloud cover, prevents rainfall formation and sometimes creates big clouds of dust that can result in dust storms or sandstorms.
  
This is why you need to protect your home from this weather not only to avoid having a dusty home but also domestic accidents as the wind increases fire outbreak possibilities.
 
How To Protect Your Interior From Harmattan
 
• Clean your home and surroundings as often as possible for a dust-free result – you may want to get a dust cleaner.

• Doors and windows should always be shut to avoid letting in dust and harmful bugs.

• Inflammable objects like petrol, gas, wood and alcohol should also be put away and preventive measures are taken to avoid fire outbreaks as this season makes it easy for intense fire accidents.

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