Dust Bunnies Are Not the Kind of Pets You Want Living in Your Home
When we hear the term “dust bunnies,” we think about cute, little bunnies with fluffy cottontails all burrowed up in the corners of our home or under the furniture. Real dust bunnies, however, are not the kind of pets you want to have living in your home. Like a normal bunny, dust bunnies grow over time, multiply quickly, and look rather fluffy. It’s best for your health and even safety to remove these balls of dust and dander as soon as possible.
What Are Dust Bunnies?
In the simplest terms, dust bunnies are dust, dust mites, lint, hair and skin particles, spider webs, and almost any other piece of small debris all balled up into one dirty particle. Dust bunnies are held together by static electricity and as a result, can actually become attracted to other dust bunnies to form one large dust bunny. Doesn’t sound that cute anymore, right?
Seeing dust bunnies around your home is a clear indicator that it’s time for your home to receive a good cleaning. The longer you put off your cleaning routine, the bigger the dust bunnies will be, both in size and quantity.
They Are More Than Just a Cleaning Problem
Having balls of dust and dander are unsightly to have around the home, but they also come with a bigger set of problems. Allowing dust to build up in your home can cause poor air quality as well as breathing problems for people with asthma, upper respiratory problems, and severe allergy flare-ups. Because dust bunnies are simply a collection of dust and allergen particles, the presence of these fluffy dust balls are no different from the dust buildup on your blinds.
Dust bunnies also pose a serious fire hazard. That’s right, those innocent-looking dust bunnies are known to be one of the culprits of house fires. Just like how lint buildup and excessive heat in dryers are not a good mix, dust buildup around your home and heat are a recipe for disaster. One small spark from a socket, too much heat from a floor heater, or a malfunction of another electronic item can cause a fire to ignite.
Banish Dust Bunnies from Your Home
All it takes is a few minutes of cleaning a week to eliminate your dust bunny problem. Vacuum up the dust balls that you see in the carpeted areas and use a broom to remove the debris on hard floor surfaces. The reason we recommend using a broom is that a vacuum may cause the dust and dander particles to break apart and circulate through the air. You will also need to use a broom to sweep up the dust bunnies in the hard-to-reach areas, such as underneath furniture and appliances. Be sure to also dust the top of cabinets, window sills, shelves, and other dust-collecting areas of the home.
Once you have removed the bunnies from your home, it’s time to clean up any leftover debris they may have left behind. Use a mop to collect the remaining dust particles from your floors thoroughly and a damp cloth for your cabinets, shelves, and appliances. A damp cloth will also help you remove the dust from the wall moldings, a secret spot where dust hides in your home.
Preventing Dust Bunnies from Returning
Once you eliminate your current dust bunny problem, it’s your job to make sure they don’t return. Routine cleanings will help prevent those pesky dust buildups from returning. Deep cleaning at least once a year will also help you remove the dust that is hidden deep within the home, such as your air ducts.
For thorough cleaning, we recommend hiring professional cleaners for routine cleanings, deep cleanings, or even both. With industry-grade cleaning products and equipment, our cleaning crew at D’s Cleaning Services can ensure that your home is free of dust bunnies and other dirty buildups that can accumulate over time.
Don’t let dust bunnies take over your home – Call D’s Cleaning Services today!