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How to Rid Your Home of Dust

How to Rid Your Home of Dust

You’ve got a kitchen and bath routine down and smart systems in place for managing clutter. Heck, you may even fold and put away laundry on the same day! But it feels like no matter what you do or how often you clean, there’s always a layer of dust waiting to settle on every surface in your home. And not only is dust unsightly, but it can also cause issues for allergy and asthma suffers.

Well, the  never-ending battle against dust just got a little easier. Read on to learn how to get rid of dust once and for all.

Dust Fabrics and Upholstery

How often do you clean your curtains, sofas, or lampshades? Vacuuming isn’t just for floors. The soft fibers in textiles attract a lot of dust. Whether you choose steam cleaning or the upholstery attachment on your vacuum, regular cleaning of your textiles is a must to help ensure a dust-free home.

Clean Window Blinds

Just because you swapped fabric curtains out for blinds doesn’t mean you’ve solved your dusting dilemma. Dust also loves sold surfaces, such as shades and blinds, so be sure to give them a thorough cleaning on a regular basis.

Vacuum Properly

A good vacuum cleaner is your best weapon against dust. Choose a bagless unit with a built-in HEPA filter to trap small particles of dirt and help freshen the air. Thoroughly vacuum all floors once a week or more often if necessary.

Bag It

Stray cotton and polyester fibers from bedding, clothing, and other textiles can be a major source of dust. Declutter closets and keep only what you need for the season in that space. Place the rest in vacuum-seal bags.

Replace Furnace Filters

One of the easiest and most important ways to minimize dust buildup while improving indoor air quality and helping your HVAC systems run more efficiently is to change filters regularly. Replace them every 6 to 8 weeks or as recommended by the manufacturer.

Clear the Clutter

No matter how interesting or stylish, items displayed on shelves, mantles, and inside curio cabinets need to be dusted regularly to help prevent dust build-up. And resist the urge to display too many items as they not only creating visual clutter but also attract more dust.

Change Bedding Weekly

As mentioned above, fibers from bedding and linens create a great amount of dust. But the bigger challenge with bedding is that it also captures dead skin particles from your body while you sleep. Wash sheets and pillowcases once a week, and blankets, comforters, and mattress pads once a every two months to help cut down on dust in bedrooms.

Take Your Shoes Of

All sorts of debris hitch a ride on the soles of our shoes. Avoid bringing dust, dirt, and other pollutants from the outside into your home by removing your shoes at the door…and asking all guests to do the same. For those who don’t want to bare their feet, have a basket of “guest slippers” available for them to use.

Clean Your Plants

Houseplants are a major collector of dust yet many homeowners neglect to clean them regularly. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe off the dust, then polish the leaves to make them glisten.

Install an Air Purifier

Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, from whole-house units to small, portable single-room models, air purifiers do a fantastic job of circulating the air and trapping dust and other pollutants.

At Correct Temp, we offer a variety of air filtration solutions, with one just right for your home’s air quality needs. For example, installed inside your home’s existing ductwork, a whole-house air purifier will remove over 99 percent of airborne pollutants, deliver more efficient heating and cooling system operation, lower the frequency and severity of respiratory health problems, and more. For more information or to schedule a free in-home air quality analysis, contact Correct Temp today.

How to Rid Your Home of Dust