Dusting can be one of the most aggravating chores — especially if your Clearwater, Florida, home has a pervasive dust issue. Whether you have family members with sensitive lungs or you’re just tired of constantly feeling like you need to dust to improve indoor air, we’ve created this small guide to help you bust the dust once and for all.
Upholstery, from bedding to curtains to throw pillows, is one of the biggest culprits for dust build-up in homes. Dust collects in these items, trapped by the fibers until movement disturbs them. This means that even though you have dusted all the surfaces in your home, it’ll reappear in no time thanks to the lingering particles left in fabric items. At least once or twice a year, do a huge upholstery clean out. This means deep cleaning all cushions, pillows, fabric covered furniture, valances, drapes, etc. You should notice a dramatic reduction of dust in your home and improved indoor air after this.
Microfiber cloths trap dust inside instead of spreading it around like many other fabrics tend to. When dusting, you want to make sure that what you’re using to pick up those particles is actually trapping them instead of just releasing them back into the air. You’ll especially want to use these cloths when dusting tricky items like air vents or fans: any dust left behind here will recirculate back into your home, potentially worse than before now that the dust has been dislodged from the surface.
Regular upkeep may seem like a drag, but it’s vital for reducing your home’s dust levels. You don’t need to do a major clean every day, but breaking chores up into manageable pieces can help keep dust down. Semi-regular duct cleaning can also go a long way in keeping dust from getting in your home via your climate control system and settling on hard to reach places.
The experts at Advanced Cooling Systems can help you get your home dust levels under control. Give us a call at (727) 213-5888 today to set up a consultation or schedule a duct cleaning!
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