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24-06-2015

Ten Of The Best Ways To Eradicate Dust From Your Home

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Banish Curtains From Your Home

If you are still using curtains and drapes in your rooms, and you are suffering from dust allergies, one of the best ways to eradicate the problem is to get rid of them. Fabrics that are used in heavy drapes are well known to be a haven for dust which gets trapped in the fibres of the material. It is very difficult to remove the dust particles once they have become embedded in the fabric, so it is better to replace curtains with window coverings that are much simpler to clean. Blinds and shutters are two such possibilities. Dust particles lie on the surface of blinds and shutters and can easily be removed by washing and wiping with cleaning solutions and even just plain water. This will effectively cut the amount of dust in your home that can trigger allergies, as long as you persevere with a rigorous cleaning regime. Blinds and shutters should be wiped down at least once a week to prevent dust build up forming.
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Replace Filters On Air Heating Systems

If you use a forced air heater in your home, you are probably blowing dust around your house without realizing it. If you haven't changed your furnace filter for a while, you will find that it is clogged with all kinds of unpleasant dust particles that are then finding their way around your property every time you switch on your heating system. It is therefore wise to replace your filter at least every three months to prevent this build up forming. If you have pets in your home, it makes sense to check your filter's condition on a monthly basis as pet dander and hairs can clog the filter more quickly. One of the best filter options for forced air heating systems is to switch to a pleated fabric or a paper filter. These are much more effective in reducing the amount of dust in your home as they contain an electrostatic charge. This actually attracts dust particles to the filter and traps it inside. It is worth the investment to spend a little more money on buying a more expensive filter as the cheapest ones are generally not very effective at preventing dust escaping back into the atmosphere.
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