Dealing with constant dust in your home can be a massive annoyance. It may seem that no matter how much you sweep or dust, you can’t seem to reduce dust in your home. It’s frustrating; nobody likes to spend time dusting when they could be doing other things. While you may never get rid of ALL the dust, there are ways to reduce the amount of dust settling in your home.
To reduce dust in your home, you need to understand what it is. While some folks believe dust is mostly dead skin cells, that’s not entirely true. If you maintain good hygiene, the majority of “body dust” washes away when you shower. Most of the dust particles in your home come from the outside.
Walking inside without wiping your feet? Outside dust. Nature doing its thing and pollinating for the year ahead? Dust. Making a fire outdoors? Dust. Additionally, some dust comes from pet dander, the fibers of your clothing, or household linen. It’s all minuscule particles that you don’t see, until it all accumulates.
There are a variety of ways to help reduce the amount of dust in your home. This also reduces the amount you need to clean. It’s important to remember that you may not be able to eradicate dust completely.
You will be able to reduce it by a significant amount by doing the following:
The majority of your dust troubles come from outside.
Keeping your doors and windows closed as much as possible will help prevent dust. Two great investments to help combat this is a doormat and a shoe rack (kept near the door).
The doormat ensures you wipe your feet before entering the home. The shoe rack near the door means you switch from outside shoes to wearing “indoor shoes”. Indoor shoes are just that; they can be slippers or flip-flops that are only worn inside.
Very few can begrudge their furry friends’ time inside or outside. The problem is that pets often come with a ton of pet dander (dust). Because of this, it’s important to regularly groom your furry friends.
If you groom your pet yourself, avoid excess dust in the house; groom your pets in an outdoor space or in your bathroom.
Even if it seems like a chore; make sure you pack away your clothing once it’s clean. Also, try putting any unused linen or clothing in a proper storage container like a dresser. This protects the fabric from damage. Moreover, it also ensures that no extra dust is generated from the fabrics.
Recycling is a great thing but excess papers around your home will lead to dust. If you have space, keep your recyclables outside and make sure to dispose of them regularly.
When last did you do preventative maintenance on your AC? Regular preventive maintenance has many benefits when done by professional AC technicians. It ensures that your AC is in good condition and minimizes the amount of dust entering your home.
Dirty air filters not only make your AC inefficient; they also lose the ability to filter out excess dust.
Excessive dust can have a negative impact on your overall health, especially if you suffer from allergies or respiratory conditions. So why take unnecessary risks and do extra work? Live a life with less dust by replacing your AC filter. Not only that, by doing that you will be actively improving your home’s indoor air quality.
If you’re tired of dusting and all the other steps just don’t seem to work. It’s time you call Art Plumbing, AC & Electric at 561-391-1048; we’re South Florida’s indoor air specialists!
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