A number of persons are also allergic to dust. But you will always see dust everywhere. Vehicles, tables, floors, gadgets are all prone to dusts because you cannot do without air, and you need it to breathe.
Aside from the fact that dust reduces the shine of any surface where they are found, when inhaled it can cause catarrh and other respiratory health hazards. Whichever way we want to look at dusts, it has no good effect on you.
So the best we can do is to put up measures to reduce its effect on our environment.
EVERYDAY CLEANLINESS: How To Minimize Dusts in Your Home
In this article we will share some practical steps to minimize dusts in your home. At Kleenrite, we’ve used these techniques to a great effect (part of the reason we are a trusted cleaning service company); take a few minutes to go through this article. Trust you will be amazed at the ‘little’ things you can do to reduce dust, No.4 stands out!
Remove Shoes before Entering The House
This tip might sound odd actually, but it works! In Nigeria, removing shoes is a very common habit in some culture; it is considered a good manner. The household who have adopted this method don’t have a hard time dusting.
A recent finding shows that 45% of the dusts we see in the household are gotten from the bottom of the shoes we put on! So you will be doing yourself some good if you give this old but effective way of keeping the dust away a try.
Use the Door Mat
Doormats are of different types, so don’t go buying any mat thinking its ideal for your entrance. The sturdy mats are specifically made to allow people to wipe their feet before entering. It is different from the mat you have in your car.
It is physically strong and solid or thick, and therefore unlikely to break or be hurt, you can also find this type of mat in banks. When your feet are wiped against it the dirt is properly wiped off, and it is also easy to clean.
If you have been wondering why foot mat is still being used in African homes, now you know!
Change Your Vacuum Filter Monthly.
You can’t go wrong with a vacuum cleaner if it’s well managed. The manufacturers of this dust sucking machine usually prescribe changing your filter once in three months. However, from experience, changing them earlier than three months will significantly minimize dusts in your home.
Use inexpensive, disposable filters and replace them every 30 days. If you use A/C do well to also clean the outdoor unit. And if you don’t clean them, your AC will also blowback the dust to the house.
Read also: 6 Cleaning Mistakes You Probably Don’t Realize You’re Making
Keep Beddings and Pillow Clean
Dusts can also be found where you have your pillow and bed. Dead skin flakes and dust mites build up in mattress over time. They build up in bedspread and pillows, too.
When changing your sheets, make sure the bed is properly dusted. If you have a vacuum cleaner; use it to suck up the dead skin flakes and dust.
Run your duvet and pillows through the dryer on fluff regularly, also, and wash your pillows every 4 to 6 weeks. You can and should wash the blankets, too.
A good vacuum is a great ally in the war against dusts. The frequency of vacuum cleaning depends majorly on the number of people that live or walk into your home daily.
What we usually tell people is to do each room thoroughly once a week, and then go over ‘high-traffic’ areas every other day. However, it is important you know how to vacuum properly.
Use Microfibre Clothing
Feather dusters are cute for general cleaning but are not the best equipment for removing dusts. Even if you follow the standard cleaning procedure of stroking the surfaces with the feathers instead of ‘tickling’ them – what happens is that the dust falls out of the feathers as you walk through the room.
What you should do in this case is to use your vacuum’s soft-bristled dusting attachment to clean drapes or curtains, mini-blinds, and baseboards. Then use a damp microfiber cloth for other surfaces and rinse it repeatedly.
Using the vacuum and the wet cloth ensures that you are getting rid of the dust, not just moving it around.
Dust is in no way good for the body; we advise you to take the tips mentioned in the article, give it a try and let us know the results afterwards.
If dusts are removed from the surface of the glass, wood or floor what you will get is a bright looking surface. This should be your everyday cleanliness goal.