Nobody wants to start sneezing the minute they enter their home. But dust is the biggest cause for sneezes and unfortunately a common appearance. Here are some reasons why your home is full of dust particles, accompanied with helpful tips and information:
The most common reason for dusty homes is actually improper cleaning. Cleaning up with a feather duster does reduce dust, but it doesn’t get fully rid of it. That is why you should also use a wet cloth and vacuum cleaner on a weekly basis.
Helpful tip 1: Don’t forget to dry hardwood floors and windows after cleaning with a wet cloth. Moisture invites mold growth and rot.
Helpful tip 2: Some fabrics collect more dust than others. Synthetics materials and carpets are the biggest collectors. Run a vacuum cleaner through them and schedule professional carpet cleaning at least once a year.
Unclean HVAC And Ducts
The air that travels through your home always passes through ducts, HVAC’s and furnaces. First, check the filters to see if they have debris build up. Clean up the filters with removing the debris and rinse them with water. If you still have a dusty home, then you probably have extremely unclean air ducts.
Helpful info: Besides significantly reducing dust levels, a duct cleaning appointment will improve air quality and therefore health since unclean ducts usually have mold, pesticide, and bacteria inside.
A homeowner may instantly think of the worst scenario if he notices more dust than usual. However, sometimes the answer is simple. If you or the neighbors had a recent renovation, the surrounding areas and the inside of your home get filled with dust particles.
Helpful tip: Clean up your home more frequently these couple of weeks and always remember to open up the windows.
The negative side-effects of poor ventilation can be petrifying. From asthma attacks to infections, unventilated air is the leading cause of health issues. When you don’t open up the windows or run dehumidifiers, the moisture and humidity levels keep rapidly rising. And when they do, mold enters the stage, bringing with it bacteria of every kind.
Helpful tip: Open up the windows at least 2 times a day. If you are a smoker or have more than 4 family members living with you, increase those numbers and ventilate your home 3 hours a day in separated intervals.
Helpful info: Sometimes, the type of windows you have can increase humidity and dust levels. This is because the angles of openings and sizes determine how much air breeze enter the home. Consider scheduling a free consultation to check if your windows are doing ok.