You’ve spent a significant amount of money creating or upgrading your house, and doing all possible to maintain it should be one of your top concerns. One strategy to maintain newness and safeguard your family is to constantly minimise dust in areas of the house where viruses are always present. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of ten useful strategies for preventing dust accumulation in your home.
Keep floors clean and dry.
Vacuum regularly with a high-quality vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter. Mop your floors using a damp mop or cloth. In humid areas, use a dehumidifier to keep the air dry and minimise dust mites.
Dust surfaces with a damp cloth
Use a clean, damp cloth to dust all surfaces in your house, including furniture, electronics and picture frames.
Wash bedding in hot water weekly
Dust mites love to live in bedding, so it’s important to wash all sheets, pillowcases and blankets in hot water (60°C) at least once a week.
Vacuum upholstered furniture
Use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner to remove dust from couches, chairs and other upholstered furniture. Don’t forget to vacuum underneath cushions!
Keep closets and drawers clean and organised.
Clothes, shoes and other belongings that are stored in closets and drawers can attract dust. Keep these areas clean and organised to minimise the amount of dust that collects.
Use air purifiers
Air purifiers can help to remove dust and other particles from the air in your home. Place them in rooms where you spend the most time, such as the living room and bedroom.
Change your HVAC filters regularly.
The filters in your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system can become clogged with dust over time. Change them regularly to ensure that your system is running efficiently and not recirculating dust back into your home.
Use doormats and rugs.
Doormats and rugs can help to trap dirt and dust before it has a chance to enter your home. Be sure to vacuum or shake them out regularly to prevent the build-up of dust.
Don’t allow smoking inside.
Smoke from cigarettes, cigars and pipes can settle on surfaces and in ventilation systems, causing dust to accumulate. If you smoke, do so outside to minimise the amount of dust in your home.
Clean your home regularly.
The best way to prevent dust accumulation is to clean your house on a regular basis. Schedule time each week to tidy up and vacuum all floors. Doing so will help to keep dust levels under control.
Use these tips to reduce the amount of dust in your house and create a healthier environment for your family. Vacuuming, mopping and dusting regularly are all great ways to keep surfaces clean and free of dust. Remember to also change your HVAC filters and wash bedding in hot water to eliminate dust mites. With a little effort, you can minimise the amount of dust in your home and create a healthier environment for your family.
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