It’s true: there’s nothing worse than a home caked in dust. From the floor to the ceiling above, no corner goes overlooked when “dust bunnies” take over your living space. Of course, you can hire a cleaning crew to help, but that will cost a pretty penny. If you’re looking for ways to keep the dust under wraps in your home, then here are some ways to do that with ease:
Stick to Hardwood Floors
Especially if you’re renovating your current living space, then it would be wise to opt for hardwood floors. In many rooms of your home, carpeting isn’t an issue, but it’s those high-traffic-areas that will do more harm than good. What do we mean by that? Simply this: carpeting tends to draw in mites and other pests, keeping them afloat within your carpeting.
Indeed, you can give your carpets a deep cleaning from time-to-time, but that will only do so much regarding the ridding of these pests. Additionally, carpeting tends to lock in dirt, dander, and debris from the outside, making the dust in your home much worse. However, when you opt for hardwood flooring, you’ll be able to eliminate a majority of potential dust — this will indeed make a difference in your home (and in your respiratory system).
Completely Reorganize a Room
Do you happen to have a room in your home that’s filled to the brim with stuff? If so, then you’re just adding to the dust build up — which is never a good thing. From chachkies from your latest vacation to your grandmother’s antique furniture, these are only a few of the many items that can create heaps of dust and dander in your home. If you keep adding to the “stockpile,” then chances are dust mites will find a new home amongst your belongings.
The best way to make sure that your home is clear of potential dust producers is to start your spring cleaning early and organize the room. Of course, if multiple rooms in your home are filled to the brim like a museum, then it’s best to start with the smallest one, gradually moving to the largest. When organizing, you’ll want to do the following:
Make a keep/toss pile.
Prioritize all essential items (i.e., family heirlooms, tax documents).
If there’s excess furniture, move it to a new room or donate it.
Once the room is organized, begin to dust, polish, sweep, and vacuum.
After these steps are completed, you’ll notice a major difference in your space — which will make for the best dust-free, clutter-free atmosphere!
Bring in Fresh Air
Depending on the month, it may feel impossible to let some fresh air into your home, especially when there’s snow on the ground. However, no matter what the temperature may be outside, it’s always best to find a way to freshen up a room naturally. Not only will opening a window (or two) make a difference in your indoor air quality, but it will help lessen the creation of dust altogether. Another great tip? If you have a ceiling fan in a room, utilize it while the windows are open. By turning the fan on, you’ll help circulate the air and will improve your overall air quality. The formation of dust will also lessen the more you air out your home.
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
When was the last time your home’s indoor air quality was evaluated? If you don’t recall, then it’s important to schedule an evaluation with our team right way. Here at Blanton's Air, Plumbing, & Electric, we’re able to get down to the nitty-gritty with HomeAdvice: a service that will diagnose and treat your indoor air quality problems with ease.
The HomeAdvice process is relatively simple. First, we place a monitor in your home for three-to-five days to document indoor air pollution. That information is then transferred directly to our data center via a cellular network or a phone line. Once we evaluate the data, we’ll come up with a plan of action on how to treat the pollution and send one of our indoor air quality consultants to your home with a detailed HomeAdvice report.
We’ll be able to discuss what’s bringing your home’s indoor air quality down, followed by proven methods that we offer to help improve it.