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Dust is present in the air in large quantities. In nature, dust particles are particles from soil, plant pollen, and volcanic ash. At home, microfibres from upholstered furniture and carpets, flakes of our skin, tobacco smoke and much more are added to them.

Get rid of dust and you will have a cleaner and healthier home. It’s especially important if you or someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma.

Imagine all the dust particles that are clearly visible in sunlight. In addition, if you remember that the bulk of the dust just cannot be seen, and in fact, it is much more, you would immediately start the cleaning.

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Basket with cleaning items ready to try and get rid of dust!

Why is dust at home so harmful?

A lot of dust not only looks unattractive, but it can also harm our health. First, dust mites abound in it. These are microorganisms that themselves are not a threat. However, the products of their livelihoods are the strongest allergen that can even cause an asthma attack. These ticks can be found wherever there is dust. 

Also, dust is able to carry and maintain a suspension of various harmful substances. These carcinogens are formed during the operation of equipment, vapours and particles of household chemicals, cigarette smoke toxins, mould spores, pathogenic bacteria and viruses, etc.

All this settles on the specks of dust, floats in the air and, when breathing, enters our lungs. That is why it is very important to fight dust.

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Dust free flooring

How to Clean the Apartment from Dust and Ticks

To reduce the amount of dust present and remove it for a long time, it is advisable to get rid of the things that create and accumulate it. In this sense, leather furniture is better than upholstered fabric.

Linoleum and parquet are preferable to the carpet. Blinds are better than curtains. Cleaning dust from books, souvenirs, vases and other small things is a very laborious process. It is advisable to store them behind glass or completely abandon them.

This also applies to chandeliers with a large number of pendants. Pet hair and human hair also attract dust. Therefore, you should comb your hair only in the bathroom, and cats and dogs should also be combed regularly.

The easiest way to remove dust from hard surfaces like furniture, varnish, and household appliances is to use a damp cloth. You can use special microfibre cloths, and then the dust will not sit longer.

To clean the floor, it is better not to use a broom, because it moves the dust, pushing it up in the air. In extreme cases, your broom should be moistened with water. However, a vacuum cleaner with a good filter works much more efficiently.

Since even the most modern aqua filters do not remove dust by 100%, it is necessary to wipe a hardwood floor with a damp cloth. Alternatively, find a local carpet cleaner who will clean your carpets and floors for you. Search your area eg. carpet cleaning Brighton to find a professional.

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Bedroom after a good clean!

How to Get Rid of Dust in Hard-to-Reach Places

Anyone can handle cleaning wooden furniture or floors. Nevertheless, even an experienced cleaner might not know how to remove dust from books, a sofa or from the carpet. With a few simple tricks, these items can be cleaned quickly and efficiently.

To clean upholstered furniture, place a damp sheet on it. Then you need to take a beater or other convenient item and thoroughly knock out a sofa or chair. All dust from the depths of the fabric will be deposited on the sheet so that the degree of contamination can be seen. If necessary, repeat this procedure.

After that, you can remove dust from the surface with a vacuum cleaner. Using steam-cleaning equipment would be the best choice for you if you want to remove dust from your home and kill all the bacteria.

If books are open, cleaning them regularly will not be easy. However, behind the glass, dust gradually accumulates. It is removed with a vacuum cleaner using a special brush attachment with a long pile. Then the surface of the books and shelves remains to be wiped with a damp cloth. Books are put on shelves only after they are completely dry.

For effective removal of dust from your carpet, it is not enough just to vacuum it. Steam carpet cleaning is the procedure that will leave your carpet in a safe zone that’s free of bacteria. What options do you have? You can either buy a professional steam machine or rent one.

Of course, the most logical choice is to use professional carpet cleaning services. Expert cleaners best know how to perform that kind of service, because they are trained in how to work with the equipment. It is advisable to use expert carpet cleaning services at least twice a year. By removing the dust from your carpet, you will see that the air in the room is much cleaner!

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