Dust reduction – professional tips for reducing dust formation in your home
How to fight dust at its origin
Regular dusting is the painstaking ‘slow burner’ of household cleaning, but of fundamental importance – especially for allergy sufferers. It is recommended that you try and fight dust at its origin for reasons relating to household hygiene and health. Here are some professional tips which should help you to prevent dust formation!
In general, house dust is caused not only by food, crumbs and textiles, but more particularly by dead skin cells, the heating, dust mites as well as any pollen and external air particles which manage to get into the home. For this reason, it is practically impossible to completely prevent dust formation. However, in order to ensure that you do not have to resort to the duster so often, you can prevent some of the dust from forming with the following tips. If you place water bowls on your warm radiators, the increased air humidity levels ensure effective dust binding and thus prevents the dust from spreading. But allergy sufferers should be careful here: the higher the air humidity level, the higher the mite concentration! Always avoid airing rooms with partially opened windows – especially for long periods of time. Frequent intermittent ventilation is much more energy-efficient and prevents new dust from getting into your home.
In general, you should only air rooms before dusting, because it throws dust up into the air and redistributes it. A soft duster with an electrostatic charge can be used to remove dust from radiators. In combination with a suitable telescopic pole, you can also remove dust from high ceilings, lamps and cupboard surfaces without any problems at all. Dust tends to accumulate in all of these areas, but we often do not see them when working superficially. The dust can then be spread across the rest of the room every time there is a slight draft.
Incidentally: in addition to mattresses in the bedroom, rugs and cushions are constant suppliers of dust due to their omnipresent use. Vacuum clean your rugs and cushions thoroughly and regularly – preferably with a microfilter, too.
If you take all of these tips to heart, you will soon notice that significantly less new dust is formed and spread across your home. Incidentally: houseplants also help to avoid dust formation. They improve the room climate by humidifying the air and filtering dust and pollutants out of the air.