So, you’ve got a dust problem. Maybe it’s around your home, or maybe you have hardwood flooring that just gets dusty all the time. Here are some easy tips on keeping your house as clean as possible and even getting rid of that pesky dust. It’s time to call a professional for a dust-free house!
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is a growing concern for many people. Dust can cause allergies and asthma. It can also trigger allergic reactions in people with already existing respiratory conditions and can also cause respiratory problems in children and infants.
When you consider the many sources of dust, it’s no surprise that this problem is so widespread it could also lead to dust mites. Dust mites are microscopic bugs that live on human skin flakes and shed dead skin cells—and they love to hang out in your home because it’s warm and humid there! Dust mites are found most often on upholstered furniture (beds, couches), curtains, carpets, and rugs as well as stuffed animals or even pillows without covers.
Dust mite droppings contain proteins that can trigger allergic reactions when inhaled by humans suffering from hay fever-like symptoms such as sneezing or watery eyes. Dust mite infestation is the single greatest cause of asthma attacks among children worldwide.
Is it possible to make your house completely dust free?
It is possible to rid your homes of visible and harmful dust. However, you cannot totally rid your house of 100% of dust because dust can linger in the air, it can come from outside air, and get caught between unreachable nooks and crannies. Ridding your house of most of the dust is already ensuring that you can prevent the people in your house from getting sick from it. There are several ways that you can go about doing this, some of which may be easier than others. Keep in mind that some methods will be more effective than others depending on how much time you want to dedicate to keeping your home clean.
Why it’s essential to make your house dust-free?
Dust is an allergen and an irritant. It can lead to severe health problems, including asthma and allergies.
Dust can be a fire hazard when it builds up in your vents. All that dust will burn if you don’t clean it out of your vents regularly!
Dust also makes it easy for bacteria, mold, and other dangerous contaminants to grow on or on surfaces around your home. This could cause serious illness or even death if not taken care of properly (and quickly). Even the slightest bit of dust can contaminate your home’s food and water supplies, so make sure you keep everything as clean as possible.
AC Duct Cleaning
If you live in a hot climate, you should get your air conditioning ducts cleaned every 3 to 5 years. A dirty AC system can cause poor indoor air quality, which is bad for your health and the environment. Dust can accumulate here. If you don’t have central air and use window units, this process will be different but still important to maintain good indoor air quality.
AC duct cleaning should be done by professionals trained in HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioning) systems because they know how to safely clean the entire AC unit without damaging it or creating an electrical hazard. The technicians will go through each of your vents with a vacuum cleaner hose attached to the end of a small vacuum head and then clean them out with an industrial-strength vacuum before removing any debris with compressed air or some other method that won’t damage anything else inside your home’s HVAC system.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Dryer vent cleaning is an important part of keeping your home dust-free. If you don’t clean the dryer vent, you could be releasing a lot of fine particles into the air that your family breathes in. This can cause serious health problems down the line because those tiny particles get trapped in lung tissue and can cause respiratory issues.
General guidelines for dryer vent cleaning
The frequency with which a dryer vent should be cleaned depends on how often it’s used (and how much clothing gets dried inside), but there are some general guidelines:
- If you use the dryer regularly, it’s recommended that the lint filter be cleaned once a year (or more frequently if necessary).
- If you don’t have children or animals in your household—or if they’re all adults who wear clean clothes every day—you may only need to clean out the lint from time to time.
A/C System tune-up
If your air conditioner is older, it may need a tune-up. That means checking the filter, coils, thermostat, and ducts for dirt or damage. It also means checking the refrigerant levels and blower motor as well as any wiring. Cleaning the filter will ensure that you will be inhaling less dust from the air.
The most common way to keep your home clean from dust is by vacuuming. Once a week, use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to remove the dust from your carpets and rugs. If it’s been more than a few days since you last vacuumed, don’t fret.
Just grab one of these handy attachments and go to town on hard surfaces like wood floors, countertops, table tops, and doorways.
Some attachments you may need for the vacuum:
Not all attachments are equal and they each have different uses and looks. Let’s check out some attachment styles.
- Brush attachments
Use a brush attachment for delicate surfaces like curtains or upholstery furniture that can get damaged by suction power alone. It contains tiny bristles that are usually made of plastic or nylon. It has a variety of uses, including cleaning carpets and rugs. The floor brush works great on hard surfaces like tile and linoleum. This attachment can also be used to get the dirt out of cracks and crevices in your flooring. The upholstery tool works well on furniture and other items
- Upholstery tools
Use these attachments when cleaning upholstery fabric; it will loosen particles without scratching delicate materials like leather sofas or chairs. The upholstery vacuum attachment is a must-have for anyone who cleans their home regularly. It’s perfect for picking up small pieces of lint and dog hair, as well as dust bunnies that have made their way into your carpet and furniture. Its lightweight design makes it easy to hold in one hand while you vacuum with the other, so you can clean up messes quickly and easily. Some versions have soft rubber brushes that use the power of friction to pick up that hard-to-get animal hair.
Regularly dust with a damp cloth
Don’t use a dry cloth to clean visible dust, and don’t use a vacuum cleaner either; these methods will only stir up more allergens and create more work for yourself later on. Instead, take an old washcloth or rag and soak it in water before wiping down surfaces around your home (be sure not to wet anything electrical).
Wash your windows
For a dust-free window, you may as well wash the windows. Use a squeegee to remove excess water from the glass, and then use a commercial cleaner for stubborn stains. Finally, use a paper towel to dry the windows and then finish up with a microfiber cloth to clean the glass.
Dust your belongings
Dusting your artificial plants regularly is a great way to keep them clean, but you should also use an old toothbrush or soft brush to remove any dust that has gotten stuck in their leaves.
Use a damp cloth to dust wood furniture, woodwork, and other items made of wood. If you want to shine them up, apply furniture polish with a soft cloth after you have finished dusting all surfaces of the piece.
Keep indoor plants to a minimum
If you happen to be a plant lover, it might seem like a good idea to add them wherever they’ll fit. But if your house is already dusty, indoor plants are probably just adding more dust. And if you’re allergic to pollen or dust mites, having indoor plants can exacerbate your symptoms.
If you really want some greenery in your home and don’t have allergies, try keeping the number of potted plants low—if possible—and clean them regularly with a damp cloth or sponge. If you do have allergies or asthma that’s triggered by certain kinds of pollen like ragweed, consider getting rid of all your houseplants completely; they may not just be making your home dusty but also making it harder for others who suffer from similar issues to breathe comfortably in there as well.
Avoid unnecessary clutter
- Don’t leave clutter around your house.
- Keep it clean and organized.
- Do not hoard things you do not need.
- Try to avoid collecting stuffed toys and excess pillows as they can harbor dust and dust mites.
Change your HVAC filters
Change your filters regularly. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), filters should be changed every month or so to keep air quality optimal. This can be a pain, but it’s worth it—it’ll help prevent any dust that might get sucked into your system from becoming airborne and spreading throughout your home.
The exact time period depends on how much dust is floating around in your particular environment; if you have pets or young children who track in the dirt on a regular basis, for example, then you may need to replace them more often than someone who works from home in an office environment with minimal foot traffic outside of their own doorsteps. But if you’re unsure about when the last time was for yours personally? Search online for instructions about how to check whether there’s still enough left over from previous periods of change before replacing them yourself (or hiring someone else). Most modern units will come equipped with these devices anyway; if not—and especially if yours doesn’t appear as though it does—then consider buying one separately so that this task becomes easier on yourself going forward.
With these easy tips, you can keep your home dust free all year.
If you want to keep your home dust free, the best way is to have a professional air duct cleaning service do it for you. While there are many ways to go about this, some of the most common include:
- Air Duct Replacement
- Dryer Vent Cleaning
- Air Vent Cleaning
America Air Duct Cleaning Services
By maintaining your Air-Ducts and Vents around the house, you will lessen the unnecessary dust in your homes. Call America Air Duct Cleaning Services at (210) 777 0616. We’re top-rated attic and air duct experts in San Antonio, TX. Let us help you!
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