Have you ever asked yourself, “ why is my house so dusty ”? Maybe you spend all day cleaning and then two or three days later, you notice dust everywhere. It has already accumulated again.
It can be disheartening when this happens but there’s always an explanation. Read on to learn why your house might be so dusty, how to reduce dust in your home, and how to prevent dust accumulation in the first place.
What Is Dust and Why Is My House so Dusty?
Dust is a combination of particles accumulated mainly from skin, hair, and other wastes. Since the main contributor to dust is skin and hair from people and pets, you’ll always have some amount of dust that will accumulate. Prevention comes down to managing this dust and preventing the other wastes from coming into your home.
Some of the most common causes of dust accumulation are:
- HVAC Filters: Your filters might be clogged up or broken. These include filters from air conditioning units and systems, heating units and systems, windows, fans, and other ventilations systems in the home. You might need to clean these filters out or replace them.
- Air Ducts: Your home’s air ducts might be full of dust or, even worse, they might have holes in them. If your ducts have been punctured, dust is escaping the ducts, which defeats the purpose of having them in the first place. Replace, repair, or clean your air ducts.
If these don’t seem to be the problem, next are some extra ways to reduce dust in the home.
Reducing Dust in the Home
- Using Air Purifiers: These can be a game changer when it comes to dust in the home. Just remember to clean the filter regularly.
- Mopping and Cleaning Walls: After vacuuming and sweeping, there’s nothing better than washing the rest of the dust away with water.
- Dusting with Microfibers: Microfibers will trap any remaining dust that the vacuum and the broom couldn’t eliminate.Beds, Sofas, and Rugs: The cloths these are made out of are the biggest accumulators of dust and debris. Clean these regularly.
Here’s what you can do to prevent some of the dust from accumulating in the first place:
Preventing Dust Accumulation
- Remove Clutter: Clutter just creates extra surfaces for dust to accumulate on.
- Use Less Cloth and Linen: Textiles trap more dust. Replace them with leather or wooden furniture.
- Maintain Clothing: Keep your closets clean and unused clothes sealed in boxes or bags.
- Take Off Your Shoes: When entering the home, take off your shoes and have others do the same.
- Keep Pets Groomed
If you follow all these suggestions, you’ll reduce dust accumulation substantially.
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