Dust Cleaners

by Karen Bates
(last updated May 30, 2011)

Does it bother you to find layers of dust appearing on the surfaces around your home? Although this dust accumulates over time, it can seem as though it shows up overnight and coats items all over the house. Not only is the dust unsightly, but it can also cause allergies, sneezing, and other reactions.

If you like to keep the areas of your home dust-free, the best tactic is to prevent the dust from building up in the first place. This way, you can keep the problem under control and avoid annoying allergies associated with the dust and keep your home looking nice and clean.

There are various ways that you can fight dust. Here are some of the possible dust cleaners and techniques you may want to try:

  • Vacuum often. If you have any carpet in your home, then you probably know that dirt, dust, and other particles can stick to the carpet fibers. Although it's not always easy to see it, the build-up is there and can cause problems. Depending on the traffic an area gets, you may need to vacuum more or less. Just be sure to give all carpeted areas a good vacuum cleaning once in a while.
  • Sweep hard flooring. If you have tile, linoleum, wood, or other hard flooring, be sure to sweep often. Dust can move easily around hard flooring, so prevent it from spreading by cleaning it up several times weekly, if needed. Although a simple broom can work fine, a dust mop will do even more to collect dust on the floor.
  • Dust surfaces and furniture. To accomplish this task, you can use a duster, a wet rag or paper towel, or micro fiber cloths. Simply wipe over the surfaces in your home to collect the dust. If you want, you can also use a product formulated to help you remove dust, such as furniture polish. You can spray this on to surfaces to assist you with the task. Also, don't forget to clean dust from furniture like couches and chairs. You may need to use a vacuum attachment to make this easier, but just wiping with a cloth can work as well.
  • Use filters. If you use the right filter in your heating and air conditioning system, you can help prevent a dust problem in your home. These filters can grab the dust as it passes through the filter and stop it from entering the air in your living space.

Although it seems that cleaning dust is a never-ending chore, you can greatly reduce the problem by trying one or several of the above ideas.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...


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