Minimize the Dust in Your Home

Try out these suggestions to control the amount of dust inside your home.

Minimizing the amount of dust inside your home is important from both a cleanliness and health standpoint.  However, keeping dust at bay is often easier said than done.  If you want to control the amount of dust inside your home this summer, there here are some of the suggestions you should try.

Vacuum Frequently

While it’s easy to see and eliminate the dust that settles on hard, flat surfaces, it can be harder to recognize when dust has settled into plush surfaces such a carpeting.  The best way to prevent dust and allergens from getting trapped in your home’s carpets is by vacuuming frequently.  By running a vacuum at least once a week, you can prevent dust from building up and being released back into the air.

Wash Your Bedding

Much like carpeting, dust can settle into your bedding, couches, throw pillows, and so on.  This is why it’s important that you regularly launder your bedding and air out other non-washable items.  Taking care of this cleaning task will ensure that a cloud of dust doesn’t form every time you jump onto your bed or couch.

Shut Windows and Doors

During the summer, many homeowners open up their windows and prop open their doors in an attempt to catch a cool breeze.  However, this also provides an easy point of entry for dust and allergens.  If you want to reduce the amount of dust inside your home, you should consider closing it up to the outside air.

Filter Your Air

Finally, you can minimize airborne dust by investing in an air cleaning or filtering device.  For instance, getting a HEPA filter for your home can help you remove up to 99% of airborne dust and allergens.  However, if you don’t want to make this type of investment, there are other things you can do to reduce the amount of dust in the air.  Simply changing out your home’s air conditioning filters will also cut back on the dust circulating through your home.

Try out these suggestions to control the amount of dust inside your home.  Want another way to manage your home?  Then make sure you have it covered by the right homeowners insurance policy.  For assistance with your home insurance needs, contact the experts at Mike Leonard Insurance Agency.  Our dedicated team is eager to find you the right coverage from one of our many carriers including: Kemper, MetLife, Travelers, The Hartford, Safeco Insurance, Progressive, and American Strategic Insurance.