Does your home seem to accumulate dust, no matter how many times you try to get rid of it? Are your allergies or asthma acting up more than usual? Do visitors to your house often sneeze, cough, or even have to leave early? If pesky dust particles seem to settle everywhere in your home, then it’s probably not the fault of too little cleaning but a deeper issue. In this blog post, we discuss four reasons why your home may be accumulating dust.
The best way to combat dust in your home is with a regular deep cleaning service, like what we offer here at Sweet Serenity Homes in Garden City. Our residential cleaners provide thorough, deep cleaning services to create a clean, comfortable, and thoroughly sanitized environment that will leave your family and guests at ease. We offer both one-time and regular deep cleanings. Read on to learn how you can make your home less dusty, then contact our Garden City cleaners today.
YOU HAVE THE WRONG HVAC FILTERS
While it may be tempting to save some cash by purchasing the cheapest HVAC filters available, you will pay for this with your time and money in the long-run when your filters inevitably accumulate dust. HVAC filters should be changed at least quarterly, but they require much more frequent replacement when they have larger holes, like many low-end filters, which allow dust to pass through and reenter your home through your vents. When purchasing HVAC filters always look for a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating between five and eight.
YOU HAVE THE WRONG VACUUM
Vacuum cleaners may be great for picking up stains and spills but many aren’t up to the job when it comes to actually pulling dust out of your carpet. Make sure that your vacuum has a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter so that it’s not stirring up more dust than it’s capturing. Besides upgrading your vacuum cleaner, you may want to switch to hard floors for less dust and cleaner air.
YOUR PET IS SHEDDING
Even so-called hypoallergenic dogs and cats shed. While some may shed less fur than others, pets shed skin flakes, known as dander, on a continual basis. Apart from irritating allergies, pet dander can add to a home’s dust level. To minimize pet dander in your environment, commit to brushing your pet at least once a week, more if they have long fur, and have them professionally groomed on a routine basis.
YOUR DUSTING TECHNIQUE IS WRONG
If you don’t dust correctly you may unintentionally be moving dust around rather than removing it, which is why you may notice that the more you clean, the dustier your home gets! The first thing you’ll need to do is purchase a cloth or duster made of microfiber, if you don’t already have one. Then, dust from top to bottom and don’t forget vertical surfaces, such as walls, which should be wiped down at least once a month.
The best way to avoid inadvertently accumulating more dust in your home by poor dusting technique, however, is to hire a team of professional cleaners, like Sweet Serenity Homes in Garden City. To get started, contact us today for a free quote. We look forward to making your space sparkle!