Dust in your home comes from many sources. A few of these include the great outdoors, your furniture, your bedding, your clothing and even your own dead skin cells. It can be challenging to keep on top of removing indoor dust. While dust can’t be eliminated, there are ways to minimize it in your home.

1. Declutter Your House

Clutter is a magnet for dust. You should remove knickknacks and other clutter from surfaces so that dust is minimized. Since clothing sheds lots of fibers, closets should be kept tidy. Clothes should be kept in dressers, boxes and garment bags.

2. Wash Bedding

Bedding collects dust, and it should be washed once a week. Dust mites live on sheets, pillows and mattresses. You should have an allergen-proof cover over your mattress that prevents dust mites from getting into it. If you wash the bedding once a week, dust mites shouldn’t be an issue.

3. Use an Air Purifier

Air purifiers minimize dust in your home. They are highly beneficial to people who have allergies or asthma. They filter airborne particles including dust, odors and germs.

Graber’s Plumbing & Heating of Newton, KS, can install a whole-home air purifier for you. Unlike portable air purifiers, this device will clean the air in all of your rooms.

4. Vacuum Carpets Regularly

While nice to walk on, carpets require a lot of maintenance, and they harbor dust mites. Carpets ought to be vacuumed every day. You should have a vacuum with a HEPA filter, which keeps dust from leaving the vacuum and re-entering your home’s air.

5. Clean Top to Bottom

You should clean dust off of high surfaces first before tackling low areas. By doing so, you capture any dust you knock off high areas. You can dust area rugs by shaking them outdoors.

Graber’s Plumbing & Heating can help you with your air conditioning, heating and plumbing systems. Our services include replacing, repairing and tuning-up furnaces and AC units. We can also assist you with pipe and fixture repairs, water heaters and sump pumps. Call today to schedule an appointment!