05 Jul How to Control Dust in Your Home
Reduce dust in your home.
Dust can be found anywhere in your home. Finding an efficient way to eliminate dust can be a challenging task that many homeowners face. How do you get rid of something that keeps coming back? Fortunately, there are many solutions to this problem. Here are a few of our tips to control the dust in your home.
Clean bedding weekly. Believe it or not, but bed sheets can serve as a major collector of dust, full of everything from skin flakes to fabric fibers. Washing your bedding every week in warm water can help to eliminate the collection of dust in the bedroom and keep dust mites under control. You can also clean non-washable items by taking them outside and shaking them.
Retire the feather duster. Feather dusters may be retro, but they don’t work well to remove dust. Instead, they shift the dust around, making it settle elsewhere. Instead, use a damp cloth to remove dust from surfaces around the home. Be sure to soak the cloth or sponge in warm, soapy water to remove dust after each wipe.
Upgrade your furnace filter. Most manufacturers advise changing your filter every three months, but changing them more often will significantly reduce dust in your home. Use inexpensive, disposable filters and replace them every 30 days. Be sure to vacuum the area around your furnace, too.
Vacuum often. Dust and vacuum at least once a week to get rid of accumulated allergens in your carpet, upholstered furniture, and fabric windows coverings. If you’re susceptible to dust yourself, wear a dust mask while you work.
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