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Follow These Ways to Reduce Household Dust Around Your Home

The following are a few ways that you can reduce household dust. ©iStockphoto.com/KatarzynaBialasiewicz
The following are a few ways that you can reduce household dust. ©iStockphoto.com/KatarzynaBialasiewicz

Dust collects in every home no matter what. This is because over 90 percent of the dust that collects in our homes comes from people and fabric. A dusty house not only feels dirty and uncomfortable, it can also cause issues for anyone that suffers from allergies, asthma or respiratory illnesses, which means that you’ll want to reduce household dust as much as possible. The following are a few ways that you can reduce household dust:

  • Organize your closet – Because of all the tiny fibers on your clothes, closets tend to be a huge source of dust. Consider keeping some of your things stored in boxes or bags. We recommend the use of clear plastic bins so that you can see what each bin contains. These bins will keep fibers locked in, thereby keeping dust from gathering inside your closet.
  • Change your bedding weekly – Your bedding is a big dust distributor because it not only sheds its own fibers, it also collects skin flakes. By washing all of your sheets and pillowcases once a week, you’ll reduce the amount of dust that they produce.
  • Use the proper cleaning supplies – A common mistake that people make is to use dry rags or feather dusters in an attempt to dust their home. All this accomplishes is to spread dust around. You should use damp rags or cloths that have an electrostatic charge to capture dust.
  • Beat your rugs – Your rugs absorb dust like a sponge, which means that whenever you take a step, dust is sent into the air. Take your rugs outside and hang them on a fence or clothesline, then beat them using a tennis racket or a broom to help remove the dust outside. You can do the same thing with your cushions.
  • Upgrade your furnace filter – Filters help to trap the dust that’s circulating in your air and to prevent it from spreading throughout your house. Consider having an electrostatic filter professionally installed. An electrostatic filter is different than standard filters in that it attracts dust like a magnet.

Use these methods in order to reduce household dust, and contact us at Daffy Ducts for help with cleaning out the dust from your ducts.

Keep Indoor Allergens Under Control in Summer

Don't let your summer be ruined by allergens in your homes. Use these tips for clean air and easy breathing. ©iStockphoto.com/Central IT Alliance
Don’t let your summer be ruined by allergens in your homes. Use these tips for clean air and easy breathing. ©iStockphoto.com/Central IT Alliance

Allergens from outside, such as dander, dust, pollen and more, get tracked indoors relatively easy. They then get trapped into your air and cycle through your air conditioning system during the summer months, building up and decreasing your home’s air quality. This can be a real issue for anyone that suffers from asthma, respiratory illnesses or allergies. Fortunately, reducing allergens in your home isn’t an impossible task. The following are a few tips for reducing allergens in your home this summer:

  • Keep your pets outdoors – Pets have a lot of dander that can get into your air. If you keep them outside instead of letting them roam freely indoors, your air will be exposed to less pet dander.
  • Keep your pets groomed – The better you care for your pet’s grooming, the less hair and dander will be released throughout your home. Just don’t bathe your pet too often – this can cause skin damage and could lead to an even worse dander problem!
  • Clean the carpet – One of the drawbacks of carpeting is that it traps and collects allergens very easily, from dust to dander. In addition to making sure that you vacuum your carpet regularly, have it professionally cleaned during the summer.
  • Remove the carpet – Instead of having to clean the carpet constantly, consider removing it. Smooth flooring options, such as hardwood or tile, not only don’t trap allergens, but are much easier to clean as well.
  • Clean the drapes – Don’t forget about your window drapes. These also tend to collect dust, so make sure to have them professionally cleaned at least once during the summer.
  • Change your air filters – Your air filters help to trap dust, dander and debris, thereby helping to keep your air quality as clean as possible. However, all of the allergens that air filters trap will build up over time. If you don’t replace the air filters, not only will your air conditioning unit begin working incredibly inefficiently, but your air quality will decrease noticeably.

Keep your air quality high by using these tips for reducing allergens in your home this summer.


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