Or how about moving a piece of furniture and discovering a herd of “dust bunnies” has taken up residence?
Dust happens to everyone, even those who attempt to keep their homes spotless. While you can’t keep every last speck of dust out, you can greatly reduce the amount of dust that finds its way into your home.
Here are just a few ways to create a healthier (and more dust-free) home.
Run the HVAC
While you may enjoy having open windows when the weather is nice, using your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is actually better for keeping dust out. As long as you make sure your filters are changed on a regular basis.
While dust can become airborne, most soil comes into the home from shoes. Having quality door mats to catch the dirt means less build-up of soil and debris in the home, reducing dust particles as well. Leaving shoes on the door mats or at the door is another smart idea.
Yes, you clean on a regular basis, but some extra effort with the details will help keep the dust out. When dusting tables, desks, bookshelves and other surfaces, use microfiber cloths to better grab the dust. When sweeping the hard floors, follow up with a damp mopping. It will really grab the dust sticking to the floor. Be sure to vacuum not only the top of your area rugs, but also turn them over and vacuum the backs. And for your wall-to-wall carpet, vacuum several times a week, especially in high traffic areas and entryways.
For cleaner homes, call your cleaning pro!
Just a friendly reminder from Jeff Cross, the executive editor of Cleanfax, the magazine and online authority for cleaning and restoration contractors. Let me know if you have any questions. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org