Why is My House So Dusty?

Posted by Sams Carpet | July 21, 2021 | Sams News
Photo of a house that used to be dusty before cleaning fans carpet and upholstery

Dust is not only a nuisance, but it is also one of the most common causes of allergies in the average person. From sneezing to cold-like symptoms, a dusty house can wreak havoc on your quality of life.

You vacuum and sweep the floors and wipe down surfaces. You have even dusted that high shelf that you never clean, yet it doesn’t appear to make a difference. You’ve done everything you can think of to cut down on dust in your house, but it keeps coming back. Let’s explore a few more strategies to significantly minimize the amount of dust that is in your home to help you live a healthy and happy life.

Walls and Ceilings Get Dusty Too!

Think about it… the circulating air that carries dust particles made up of pet hair, dead skin, and other debris in your house has nowhere else to go except settle on surfaces that get in the way. Most people notice dust on horizontal surfaces and wood or tile flooring, so they wipe down, sweep, and mop. But how many people do you know who actually wipe down their walls or ceilings?

Exactly…not many. It goes unnoticed and ends up collecting a lot of dust over time. Consider cleaning the walls and ceilings in your house a couple times a year, by using either a damp cloth or a vacuum with a hose attachment. Using a damp cloth may be a tedious task, but it will ensure the removal of dust without distributing more into the air. Using a vacuum with a hose is a quicker option but be aware that it can cause some dust disturbance.

Have You Checked Your Ceiling Fans?

Okay, but have you ever taken time to check just how much dust collects on the ceiling fans in your house? Just because the fan is moving fast doesn’t mean that dust does not collect. On the contrary, ceiling fans collect more dust than most areas in your home. And every time you turn it on, the fan is spreading that dust throughout the room.

So, get out your step ladder and a damp cloth and you will be amazed at how much dust your fan has been circulating for who knows how long!

Clean that Carpet!

You probably guessed this was coming, but carpet is like a sponge when it comes to dust collection. When dead skin, dust mites, and other particles settle deep into your carpet, vacuuming can only go so far. Vacuuming on a regular basis helps, but in order to really remove dust and dirt, the most effective thing to do is have the carpets in your house professionally cleaned.

Upholstery Traps Dust

We sit, sleep, and sometimes eat on our upholstered furniture, so it makes sense that it would collect considerable debris. You can alleviate the amount of dust in your furniture by using a vacuum with a wide hose attachment, but the most effective way is to hire a professional cleaning service like Sams to deep clean your furniture.

The Sams team is equipped to handle all upholstery care including steam cleaning and dry cleaning, depending on what’s appropriate for the material. Hiring a professional team to take care of furniture cleaning will minimize the risk of damage.

“Ahh…Dust is in the Air”

No, seriously.

Almost 60% of the dust in your home comes from the air outside. So, it’s important to clean the HVAC ducts of your home to cut down on the dust and dirt that you breathe daily. Alongside a range of other services, Sams offers air duct cleaning. Sams uses a powerful truck-mounted system that cleans out the walls of the ducts using a rotating brush. The debris is collected in a van outside, leaving your home clean and uncontaminated.

Sams is Here to Help

Although it can feel like a losing battle, with diligence and the right help, your house can be fresh and free of dust. We love creating satisfied customers and strive to deliver the best experience possible!

Contact Sams Carpet Service today to get your unfair advantage in the battle against dust.

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