There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and dust. Due to its composition of skin cells, clothing fibers, animal dander, etc., dust is impossible to eliminate from a home. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can slow it down, and lengthen your time in between cleanings:
- Be a minimalist. Dust accumulates on vertical and horizontal surfaces, all of which require occasional wiping. Knick-knacks are a safe haven for dust with all their nooks and crannies and may significantly increase the time it takes you to clean your home. By keeping clutter to a minimum, dust is much easier to tackle, and indoor air stays cleaner.
- Use microfiber cleaning cloths. Unlike traditional dusting rags or feather dusters, microfiber cloths consist of tiny fibers that trap and hold dust, rather than simply stirring it up.
- Consider changing your flooring. If you have carpet throughout your home, you may want to think about replacing some or all with hardwood flooring. Carpeting and underlayment attract and trap dust, which then gets stirred up each time you take a step or vacuum.
- Start at the top. When dusting, work from top to bottom. Survey the room you are working in and begin with the uppermost surfaces, as gravity will pull any dust you stir up downwards.
- Choose your window coverings carefully. Drapery and blinds attract dust and require regular cleaning. Wiping blinds can be a chore, but so can washing or dry-cleaning draperies. Decide which you would prefer so you are more likely to stay on top of the dust.
- Change furnace filters regularly. Because the indoor air in your home is circulated throughout your HVAC system, an efficient filter will trap dust and pollen before they can be re-released. Find a filter that will capture most of the unwanted particulates in your air without impeding air flow.
Choosing the right products and following a regular cleaning schedule will give you the best fighting chance in the war against dust. For top quality service and advice on all your heating, air conditioning and plumbing needs in and around the Cleveland area, contact Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing.
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