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Effective Ways to Keep Dust at Bay

Written by A. Borrelli Mechanical on 08.03.23


As much as we love our homes, they can sometimes become breeding grounds for an unwelcome guest - dust. Dust accumulates quickly, leaving our living spaces looking lackluster and triggering allergies or respiratory issues for some. Fortunately, with a few easy and effective steps, you can banish dust from your home and enjoy a clean and fresh living environment. 

Regular Dusting

Regular dusting is the most obvious yet essential step in preventing dust buildup. Use microfiber cloths or electrostatic dusters to trap dust effectively rather than just dispersing it into the air. Pay close attention to commonly overlooked areas like ceiling fans, window sills, baseboards, and electronic devices. Make dusting a weekly chore to maintain a cleaner home environment.

Invest in Air Purifiers

Air purifiers are an excellent investment to improve indoor air quality. These devices effectively capture and trap dust particles, allergens, and other pollutants, providing you with cleaner and healthier air to breathe. Place air purifiers in rooms where you spend the most time, like the bedroom and living room.

Wash Beddings and Curtains Frequently

Beddings and curtains are notorious dust collectors, especially if you have pets. Washing them frequently, preferably weekly, can significantly reduce dust mites and allergens in your home. Use hot water to kill dust mites effectively and remove allergens.

Vacuum Regularly

Invest in a vacuum cleaner equipped with a HEPA filter and make vacuuming a routine chore. Vacuum all carpeted areas, rugs, upholstery, and even hard floors with appropriate attachments. This will help capture and contain dust rather than stirring it up into the air.

Implement Shoe-Free Policy

Shoes track dirt and dust from the outside into your home. To prevent this, implement a shoe-free policy, encouraging family members and guests to remove their shoes at the entrance. Provide a designated area for shoes and slippers to keep your floors cleaner for longer.

Seal Cracks and Gaps

Check for cracks and gaps around doors, windows, and other entry points where dust can easily find its way inside your home. Use weatherstripping and caulking to seal these openings and prevent dust infiltration.

Keep Clutter to a Minimum

Clutter not only makes your home look messy but also provides additional surface area for dust to settle. Keep your living spaces organized and clutter-free, making it easier to clean and maintain a dust-free environment.

Call a Professional

If you're tired of constantly cleaning dust in your home, A. Borrelli can help. Through a routine maintenance check, we can identify and address any potential problems like leaky air ducts. We offer assistance in selecting the ideal air purifying system or dehumidifier that best suits your home's needs. 

Topics: Home Health and Maintenance

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