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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.