Dusting might seem like a bit of a chore – and it is – but it is also something that you need to do for the sake of your health.
Think about it. Why do people have asthma attacks or respiratory problems? Usually, it is because they are living in dusty environments. Tiny particles are irritating the lining of their windpipe and lungs, causing a reaction. If you can, you want to stop this process in its tracks.
There are all sorts of health problems that can result from dust exposure. These include:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder
- Bronchial infections
- Lung cancer
In this post, we take a look at what you need to do to get rid of the dust in your home, so that you can be healthier and happier. Read on to learn more.
Use A Doormat
One of the best things you can do to prevent dust getting into your home is to use a doormat. When people walk in, they will instinctively wipe their shoes on it, removing a layer of dirt and grime from their soles that will eventually become dust in your home.
If you have a doormat, be sure to vacuum it regularly. Sometimes, doormats can become saturated, making your dust situation even worse.
Use A Proper Duster
Traditionally, people used feather dusters to remove dust from hard to reach areas of their homes (usually high up). But this strategy doesn’t really work. All feather dusters do is transfer dust around your home.
So what’s the solution? The best approach is to wipe down affected areas with a moist cloth or towel. Doing this will attract all of the dust in the vicinity, allowing you to wring it out in water and then pour it down the toilet or drain, eliminating it permanently.
Clean Your Pillows And Bedding
A good pest control near me said that bed bugs are a major problem in some homes. Not only are they icky to think about, but they can also cause real health problems. Many people with serious infestations can wake up with bites in the morning: not ideal.
You can get rid of dust mites by regularly washing your sheets. You can also buy special wrapped mattresses that prevent anything from crawling in or out.
Use An Air Purifier
Even if you dust obsessively, you still won’t be able to get rid of all the particles floating around your home. There will always be some in the air.
However, that doesn’t mean you’re powerless. Just buy an air purifier. Many people with asthma and allergies use these in their homes to extract pollen, pet hair and other particles from the air. They then collect them in a tidy bale which you can dispose of easily.
Mop More Often
While vacuuming is good at removing dust from carpets, it’s much less effective at getting rid of it from hard floors. It’s a good idea, therefore, to mop as often as you can. The more you mop, the less dust will have time to accumulate.
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