8 Secrets to a Dust-Free Home

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A dust-free home is essential for cleanliness and better health. Check out the following tips on how to eliminate and reduce the amount of dust in your home. 

1. Always Use a Microfiber Cloth

Cotton rags only push dust around. A microfiber cloth has small grooves that trap dust, resulting in a cleaner and streak-free surface.

2. Vacuum Weekly to Remove Floor Dust

Clean the floors with a HEPA filtered vacuum. They are the most efficient at trapping molecules present in the air, reducing the overall amount of dust that collects in the home. 

3. Ditch the Window Blinds

Window blinds are a magnet for dust. Weekly wipe-downs are recommended to keep the accumulation of dust at a minimum. Alternatively, replace them with roll-down shades or synthetic curtains that are easier to wash overall.

4. Always Use an Air Purifier

The best option is to have an HVAC system equipped with a whole-home air purifier. An alternate option is to place small, portable air purifiers next to open windows to pick up any outdoor contaminants that enter the home.

5. Get Rid of the Clutter

If you like to collect trinkets and knick-knacks, keep in mind that small figurines, given their tiny creases and crevices, will collect more dust than items with smooth surfaces. Wash these items weekly.

6. Decorate Your Home Without Fabric

Limit the amount of decorative fabrics and textiles throughout the property. This includes pillows, blankets, and throw rugs, as any type of fabric will have fibers that collect dust.

7. Wash Your Bedding

Wash the bedding once a week to remove dust particles from their fibers. Clean bedding will also help you sleep better and maintain healthier skin.

8. Schedule Duct-Cleaning Services

Without regular HVAC duct cleaning, the ducts will collect all types of contaminants, such as human skin, pet dander, and insect droppings. 

Get Help Taking Care of Your Rental Property

Chesapeake Property Services provides a wide range of home maintenance services, including duct cleaning. We are also certified by the National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA). Contact us online or call (410) 661-4235 to schedule a cleaning.