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Woman dusting windowDusting. It’s one of those “must-do” chores that the majority of people seem to hate. It’s not that dusting is all that physically taxing, for most people. It’s simply time consuming and not all that fun an activity. And the thing is, the larger your home, the more dusting you have to do! And when does it ever end? Well, as long as you have skin – never! And that’s because the majority of dust in your home is made up of your dead skin.

“Dust is definitely not sugar and spice and everything nice,” describes Alonna Friedman on TheNest.com, “The microscopic particles are made up of all sorts of groovy things, but mostly it’s your dead skin that has fallen off.” And doesn’t it seem like dust just accumulates everywhere? This is what makes dusting so difficult for most of us. The hard-to-reach areas and nooks and crannies where dust gets trapped make it virtually impossible to eliminate!

So how can we properly remove dust from our homes? Well, it’s certainly going to take a bit of effort. Actually, a lot of effort! But it’s certainly not impossible to minimize the presence of dust in our homes. And, as you should be aware, dust removal is important in order to keep dust mites at bay. These microscopic creatures are well known for impacting indoor air quality and making life difficult for those who suffer with asthma and allergies.

Here are three excellent house dusting tips:

1. Be careful with your electronics. As Heloise points out on GoodHousekeeping.com, “computers, TVs, DVD players, stereos, and printers are notorious dust magnets.” But, the thing is, these devices are electrical and can’t be cleaned the way you would your average piece of furniture. Therefore, it’s important to always unplug the equipment before cleaning them. “A gentle swipe with a microfiber cloth usually does the job,” says Heloise.

2. Target your children’s stuffed toys. We often think of easily wiping away dust from the furniture and appliances in our homes. But don’t forget that there is often a lot of dust accumulating in spots that you might not notice. Your children’s soft toys are perfect examples. Heloise insists that you pay special attention to such toys. They can’t be dusted the traditional way either.

Instead, a unique cleaning regimen is recommended to keep toys dust-free. “Put beanbag critters, teddy bears, or fabric dolls into a large plastic bag with a cup of baking soda,” she instructs, “Secure the top, then take outside and shake well. The baking soda and static will draw out the soil and dust. Remove items one at a time, shake off the clumps of baking soda, and vacuum the rest using a brush attachment.”

3. Don’t ignore the vents. Have you ever noticed how much dust accumulates in the vents in your bathrooms and laundry room? There’s a reason for that. While they’re sucking the dust out of the air for you, it’s important for you to suck the dust out of them! “Remove heavy dust from ceiling, floor, or appliance vents with a soft-brush vacuum attachment or electrostatic mop, then dampen a microfiber cloth and wipe the surface,” advises Heloise.

At DF Technical & Consulting Services Ltd., we are committed to taking things a step further for our clients. We provide Air Quality Services to ensure that the indoor air quality of their homes is top-notch. You spend a lot of time in your home. Its air should be as pure as you can possibly make it. For more information, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-855-668-3131 or email info@dftechnical.ca.

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