Remove Dust

by Karen Bates
(last updated September 12, 2011)

Dust: it's inevitable. No matter how often you dust and wipe and clean around you home, it always seems to come back for you to clean up all over again. Although there is no way to prevent dust altogether, there are things you can do to reduce and remove dust problems in your home.

If you or your family members have allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues, dust may be more than just a minor inconvenience. It could trigger health problems that might be potentially hazardous, and because of this it is vital that you reduce the amount of dust build-up in your home.

There are some easy things that you can do to help reduce and remove dust in your home. Try the following to clean and prevent dust problems:

  • Vacuum often to remove dust from carpeted flooring. Carpet fibers can collect a lot of dust, so keeping carpet clean is a great way to reduce the amount of dust in your home.
  • Replace air filters often. These filters, when replaced regularly, help stop dust from circulating through your home's air.
  • Use a micro fiber cloth to pick up dust from the surfaces in your house. This is a quick and easy dust-removal method that works right away. These cloths are especially effective because dust clings to the fibers without coming off again easily.
  • Use a broom or dust mop to remove dust from non-carpet, hard floor surfaces. Although dusty buildup occurs more prominently on carpet, it can still form on other kinds of floors too.
  • Wash fabrics and textiles around your house on a regular basis. Drapes, rugs, bedding, and other fabrics can gather dust and contribute to the dust problem in your house. Washing in hot water can clean away dirt, debris, and kill dust mites.
  • For hard to reach areas like ceiling corners and light fixtures, use a duster or even a broom to gently remove layers of dust from these spots. You may also have success using a vacuum attachment to reach certain dusty areas.
  • Have the air ducts in your home professionally cleaned on a regular basis so they stay free of dirty buildup and debris.
  • Apply an anti-dust spray to certain surfaces to pick up and prevent even more dust.

By using the right techniques and cleaning often, you can keep the surfaces around your house dust-free and looking great.

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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