There’s hardly a worse feeling than when you run your finger over a piece of furniture in your home and dust blackens your finger. Dust is a frustrating and somewhat inevitable part of maintaining a home. Try as we may, dust still collects. In this blog, we’ll discuss how we can reduce this so that you and your family can breathe easy, knowing your home is as clean as it can be.
What is Dust?
Gross as it sounds, household dust is composed of all kinds of particles that can collect over time. Mostly, it is made up of dead skin cells, dust mites, insects, soil, bacteria, hair, and other fibers that collect together. Dust is not just particles from our homes, but also from various outdoor elements, as well. These can come in through windows, doors, and be tracked in by your shoes or skin. Dust builds up quickly because of the nature of humans and the way our bodies interact with nature and our indoor surroundings.
How to Reduce Dust Buildup
So, how do we reduce this icky conglomerate of skin and dirt and other things? Luckily, there are several things you can do to slow the buildup of dust in your home.
Remove Shoes and Wash Feet
One of the most sure ways to collect dust quickly is via the tracking of dust on the shoes and on the feet. Before entering your home, remove your shoes and have your friends and family do the same.
Close Windows and Doors Promptly
Dust can also build up more quickly when doors and windows are open. This exposes the home directly to the elements of the outdoors; a known offender of creating dust.
Watch for Dust Traps
Certain surfaces can catch dust more easily. Watch for where dust builds up more often than not and see if you can clean them more frequently or limit their exposure to elements like the outdoors.
As much as we love our furry friends, they are a big contributor to household dust! Be sure to brush them often and well to limit the amount their fur is able to contribute to your home’s dust.
Vacuuming frequently will also ensure a lesser build up of dust. Be sure to get one with a HEPA filter to minimize the amount of dust that can escape back into the air while vacuuming.
Get Rid of the Excess Stuff
Having extra stuff, or clutter, around your home can also cause dust to collect more quickly. Go through your home and get rid of what is not needed. Doing so will allow less surface area for dust to collect… not to mention less for you to clean!
The biggest thing you can do to reduce dust buildup is to maintain a strong cleaning regiment. By sticking to your cleaning routine and doing it often, you will ensure dust does not get out of control and to points where it damages your things. More importantly, cleaning often will ensure dust is unable to sicken your family.
Cris’s Cleaning Services Can Help
Cris’s Cleaning Service is a small but mighty cleaning business that is locally owned and operated in Surprise, Arizona. We pride ourselves on providing quality cleaning services to clients who choose to put their trust in us. We know that your home is a sanctuary that should look and feel good to you. We love to partner with our community in helping people get back to that feeling of “home”.
Call Us Today
If you’re located around the Surprise, Arizona area and are looking for some extra help in banishing dust from your home, then please give us a call today at (602) 574-3916. We’d love to hear about any cleaning issues you’re having and know how we can help you in making your home a happier and cleaner place.