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Where Dust Hides in Your Home

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind Is the Way Dust Builds Up in Your Home

During a routine cleaning, we tend to clean the areas in our home that we notice daily. The cloudy windows are sprayed down, the dirty carpet gets vacuumed, and even our toilets receive a good scrubbing.

When it comes to dusting, we generally wipe down the window blinds and flat surfaces like desks and dust in homecountertops. For those with dust allergies though, cleaning the basic areas of your home may not be enough to stop the sneezing, stuffy nose, and itchy, watery eyes. The areas in our home that are hard to reach or often overlooked have the worst dust buildup.

If you are still experiencing symptoms after you finish the basic cleaning, it could be from the dust hiding around your home. Here are some of the places that dust accumulates, and that we tend to neglect in our regular cleaning routine.


Ceiling Fans Blades

We underestimate how much dust our ceiling fans actually gather. One would think the dust would simply fall off the ceiling fan blades when the fan is on, however, dust continually builds up on our fans even when in use.

Why is there so much dust on our ceiling fans? It is the same reason dust sticks to our TVs and stereos. Static electricity attracts the dust particles and holds it in place like Velcro. That is why these areas tend to have the worst dust buildup.  


On Top of Door Frames and Cabinets

We open doors and cabinets every day, but often forget how dusty the door frames and cabinet tops get when we do not see them daily. Grab a stool or ladder and see how much dust there is waiting to make you sneeze.

If these spots haven’t been cleaned recently, you will probably see a sheet of dust covering the entire surface. By removing the dust and cobwebs from the top of your door frames and cabinets, you can make a refreshing difference in the environment of your home.


Under Furniture

When removing dust from our home, we generally forget to clean under the furniture. Dust bunnies find homes in hard to reach areas such as under our beds, couches, and desks. Even though it may be cute to think of little bunnies under our bed, it’s normally best to remove them with a broom or a long duster.


Baseboard Moldings

You spend so much time cleaning the floors by mopping, sweeping, and vacuuming that it may be easy to overlook the baseboards. If you look closely, you can see how much dust sticks to the sides of our walls.

dust in homeThe next time you are scrubbing floors, be sure to also clean the dust off the ridges of the baseboard molding to remove the dusty buildup and reduce the allergens in your home.

You may not mind the amount of dust around your home because it is out of sight, however, for people with dust allergies, a large pile of dust could trigger a severe allergic reaction. Even if the people in your household do not have dust allergies, guests and visitors who come into your home may have dust allergies.

For a thorough and safe cleaning, call D’s Cleaning Services to handle the job. When you hire a professional cleaning service to remove the allergens in your home, you can save time and eliminate the hassle of removing the piles of dust that are hidden around your home.

Preparing Your Office for the Winter

Preparing Your Office for the Winter

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Stay Happy and Healthy by Cleaning Your Office During the Winter Regularly

During the winter, keeping your office space clean becomes more difficult as winter grime from snow and rain is trekked into the office. The ice and snow turn into slush that makes everyone scowl while the rain creates gloomy clouds and views. In addition to the extra dirt in the office, you may also find your employees becoming ill more often in the winter as the temperature drops and germs spread.

To keep your office clean during the winter and your employees healthy, follow these tips on preparing your office for the colder months.


Disinfect Shared Spaces to Protect Your Health

With colder temperatures comes a greater risk of illness. According to Harvard Medical School, there is evidence that the chilly temperatures of winter suppress the immune system and increase the risk of infection and disease. As the flu and other illnesses spread, keeping your office extra clean from December through March is a good way to keep your employees healthy and working to their full potential.

Cleaning shared items such as phones, keyboards, and tables and also removing dust on a regular basis from individual spaces is a good start to keeping germs from spreading. Commercial cleaning companies are often scheduled for extra cleanings during the winter months to disinfect and help keep employees healthy. If you haven’t called your commercial cleaning company yet, it might be the right time to do so.


Deep Clean Your Carpets to Banish GermsClean your office carpets in the winter

Carpets and floors are germ sponges and get the brute of the elements each year. As employees step into the office with snow-caked shoes and ice-encrusted boots, you’ll notice your carpet or floors starting to look a little dingy.

On top of the dirty appearance, your office carpets and floors will be covered in those thriving winter germs. Cindy Gellner, M.D., from the University of Utah, says that bacteria, including E. coli, can be transferred from outside into your home or office from shoes. An important part of keeping your office clean and healthy during the winter is making sure your floors are cleaned on a regular basis.

Deep cleaning the carpets at least once a year, and preferably more, can help keep your carpets looking new. Vacuuming and steaming or sweeping and mopping your floors daily will help cut down on the germs as well.


Clean Your HVAC System to Breathe Clean Air

Dust, dander, and bacteria gets trapped within HVAC systems and air ducts during the winter. As we spend more time indoors during the winter, we breathe in more of the dust, mold, and bacteria that gets trapped in the system and pushed continually throughout the office. Allergies and illnesses can become a problem with extra dust and bacteria floating around in the office.

Calling a professional HVAC system cleaner can help keep your office healthy this winter by cutting down on bacteria and allergy triggers.


Wipe Down Your Windows for a Cheerful OfficeCleaning supplies you can use to clean your office in the winter

Keeping your employees’ physical health in good shape is extremely important, but you also want to make sure they are happy as well. During the winter, we see less sunshine, which can sometimes psychologically affect our moods. When the sun does shine in the colder months, make sure it isn’t blocked by grimy windows.

Calling an office cleaning company to come dust your window blinds and clean your windows can help ensure the light comes in bright and cheerful.

When the winter snow and ice hit and brings the winter illness and dirt, ensuring you are taking extra cleaning steps in your office is important. Keep your office clean and healthy by calling your local commercial office cleaners to schedule regular office cleanings. Your employees and your health will thank you for the clean office space.