Below you will see a great tips for dust free home
Studies show that the average six room home in the United State Collects 40 lbs. of dust each year. Sound impressively awful right?> But do not confuse all that dust with dirt and band house keeping. It’s actually a combination of dead skin, animal fur dander, decomposing insects, dust mites, food debris, lint, fabric fibers, drywall particles, tracked in soil, soot, and pollen. It also contains hazardous chemical that migrate from home products and enter through open doors windows and on the soles of your shoes. Household dust can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. While it’s impossible to get rid of dust completely here are top ten tips for keeping dust at a minimum so you can your family stay healthier.
1. Clean with microfiber products: Microfiber products attract and hold dust with an electrostatic charge, unlike dry rags and feather dusters which just spread dust around. Machine washable microfiber products can save over and over. Just make sure to let them air dry and do not use bleach or fabric softener which degrades the fibers and reduces their ability to attract and hold dust. Micro fiber dusting tools for blinds, ceiling fans, floors and general cleaning are available online and at many stores. Buy your microfiber cloths in the automative section. Cleaning and detailing towels are the same as dusting cloths and they are often a lot cheaper.
2. Bag and Box it: Stray fibers from clothes, bedding and pillows are a major source of dust the solution is to store these things in bags and clear plastic containers. You can use space saving vacuum seal bags, garment bags or even large garbage bags to help cut down on dust from clothes and fabrics. Clear plastic container will lock fibers in an dust out and let you see what inside and because seasonal clothes shed fibers year round store your winter coats inside fibers year around store your winter coats inside garment bags to help contain fibers and keep the coats themselves from becoming coated with dust.
3. Make the most of your vacuuming: The right vacuuming technique combined with the right filters, bags and machine has a significant impact on how much dust remains in both your carpeting and your house. Keep the following tips in mind.
Vacuum entrance areas and high traffic areas twice a week and the rest of the carpeting and large area rugs at least weekly.
Make numerous slow passes over the same area in all direction. Fast passes stir up more dust than is being sucked up.
Take smaller rugs outside for a vigorous shaking every week and take large area rugs outside several times a year and beat them with a broom or tennis racket.
Use certified true high efficency particulate air filters to remove invisible particles and allergens. Look for the word true on the label otherwise you are wasting your money.
If you have allergies try to upgrade a sealed body bagged vacuum with an airtight sealed filtration system that work together with a true HEPA filter. This mean all of the exhaust will exit through the HEPA filter instead of leaking dust back into your house through the machine’s housing. Sealed body vacuums have rubber seals or gasket around the lid and filter and will alst 10 to 20 years.
Buy High quality vacuum bags. Inexpensive 2 or 3 ply paper bags leak more dust. Higher quality cotton lined paper bags the best. Bag capacity matter too. Higher capacity bags capture more, smaller particles that would have otherwise clogged the filter.
Clean all your bagless vacuum filter regularly and replace them every three months.
Turn off the agitator brush on hard flooring so you are not blowing dust into the air.
Maintain your vacuum. Empty the canister frequently and change bags and belts when needed. Keep the agitator brush free of hair and other material and check the vacuum for cracks and loose hinges and get it serviced every so often to keep it running smoothly.