How Dusting Can Improve Your Household’s Health
Dust can be more than a nuisance as it covers the surfaces in your Ramsey home. It can cause serious damage to your health, so hiring a cleaning company for residential cleaning services is a wise decision if you just can’t find the time to dust regularly. Many homeowners are familiar with dust, but they don’t understand its health effects.
“Dust” is a term that describes the accumulation of inorganic and organic particles, including soil, smoke, pollen, paint, fibers, mold spores, bacteria, ashes, hair, animal dander, fungi, viruses, dust mites, insect body parts, and rodent waste. Dust primarily consists of dead skin cells, but it also contains cigarette smoke toxins, pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), flame retardants, and heavy metals (mercury, cadmium, and lead). Because the components of dust create such harmful air quality, many homeowners choose to hire a cleaning company to clean frequently.
Limiting the amount of dust in your home should be a part of your cleaning routine. If you’re tackling it by yourself, start by using a microfiber dusting tool, and work from the top down. Throw away used cleaning cloths or launder them shortly after dusting. Don’t forget to wear a mask to protect yourself from toxins and allergens. Vacuum carpets, upholstery, draperies, and hardwood floors, and launder rugs regularly. Try to limit the number of carpets in your home, and remove or wipe down shoes before entering the house. Finally, purchase an air purifier, and replace your air conditioning filters multiple times per year.
Hiring a cleaning company can reduce the negative effects, such as coughing, itchy eyes, sneezing, runny noses, and asthma. If you’re concerned by the pollutants and allergens that your household breathes in daily, reach out to cleaning professionals at Meticulous Cleaning, an experienced cleaning company serving Ramsey homeowners.