How to Get Rid of Dust in Your Home
Having dust in your home is quite uncomfortable. You won’t ever be able to get rid of dust in your home completely, but there are things you can add to your cleaning routine to keep dust at bay.
Dust can cause serious health issues, make your home feel unclean, and pollute the quality of the air in your home.
Golden Line Green Care has the following tips on minimizing dust in your home!
Use a Damp Cloth
Don’t use a feather duster to remove dust from surfaces. All this actually does is release the dust back into the air to settle down elsewhere. Instead, wet a cloth with water, surface cleaner, or furniture polish and dust with that. This traps the dust, allowing you to get the surfaces completely clean.
Clean From Top to Bottom
When you clean from the bottom up, you won’t be able to remove dust as thoroughly since the dust from high places will settle to where you’ve already cleaned. Cleaning from top to bottom eliminates this problem. Don’t forget the hidden spaces we listed above!
Change your Bedding Weekly
Dust mites, pet dander, and dead skin – three things commonly found in dust – can collect in your bed. Washing your sheets and comforter weekly will help reduce the number of pollutants you find in your home.
Clean and Dust your Electronics
Particular attention should be paid to your electronics. Keeping them dust-free will not only lessen the overall dust in your home but will keep your electronics in better working condition.
Don’t Wear Shoes In The House
Up to % 60 of dust particles are tracked from outside. You can decrease that percentage by removing your shoes before you enter your home. If that’s not possible, just avoid wearing them past the front door.
Clean Your Floors Regularly
If at all possible, opt for hardwood floors. It’s much easier to remove dust from non-carpeted floors. If this isn’t an option, be sure to vacuum regularly using a vacuum with a HEPA filter.
Keep Humidity Levels Low
Keeping humidity levels at 40% or less can help make your home less hospitable to moisture-loving dust mites.
Groom Your Pets
Even if you aren’t allergic to pet dander, keeping your pets well-groomed can help reduce the dust and dust mites in your home.
Clutter may not seem like a big deal, but it’s very attractive to dust. The more organized your home is, the fewer places dust will be able to settle.
Even if you haven’t seen cockroaches or other pests in your home, it’s a good idea to have pest control treat your home and yard regularly. Prevention is key here because when pests begin to enter, it can be hard to get them under control.
Keep Air Circulating
As you clean, dust can float in the air and take hours to settle back down. You can combat this by opening a window and turning on a fan so that fresh air will circulate into your home.
There are a few steps to help you minimize the dust in your home through regular cleaning.
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