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3 Steps to Manage Dust in Your Home

3 Steps to Manage Dust in Your Home

Everyday, our homes host an uninvited guest – dust. It enters the home and is generated inside the home in several ways. It can enter via open windows and on our clothes, or be generated by our pets or certain indoor activities, for example.

But why does dusting matter? Aside from the health benefits for those with allergies or asthma, it is essential for maintaining good indoor air quality and protecting the lifespan of household items. Therefore, we have created this simple three-step guide to help you manage the dust in your home:

Step 1: Set Yourself Up for Success and Start Dusting

First, set yourself up for success by developing a cleaning schedule – detailing what day to clean and when – to ensure consistency. Set aside time in your schedule at least once a week to dust.

Before getting started, acquire the best tools for the job – a microfiber cloth or electrostatic duster – and familiarize yourself with best practices. To clean effectively, start with high surfaces and work your way downward. As dust falls downward, this keeps it from settling on surfaces that have already been cleaned. Also, be sure to only use gentle motions to avoid releasing it back into the air.

Step 2: Perform a Thorough Vacuuming

Next, you will want to vacuum all floors, carpets and upholstery in your home. When vacuuming, one of the most important spots to address is under furniture. This is an easy area to overlook and is one of the spots dust regularly accumulates. Don’t forget to also use your vacuum’s attachments to clean corners and baseboards, two other areas where it regularly accumulates.

Vacuuming should be performed weekly (more if you’re a pet owner). If possible, use a vacuum with a HEPA filter. This will not only help in capturing small particles and allergens but prevent them from being recirculated into the air.

Step 3: Focus on Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Yet, managing the dust in your home isn’t only achieved with a focus on cleaning. Other ways you can improve your home’s indoor air quality  and reduce dust in your home include:

  • Opting to only use high quality air filters in your HVAC system
  • Running an air purifier in commonly used areas
  • Washing bedding regularly to remove dust mites
  • Using an exhaust fan in kitchens and bathrooms to ensure proper ventilation
  • Keeping windows and doors closed in windy conditions and during peak pollen season

Our team can take the burden of establishing consistency in a cleaning routine off your shoulders while ensuring quality! Let us know about your needs by filling out the free house cleaning quote form on our website.

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