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Getting Rid Of Dust And Dander Settled In Your Home’s Carpeting And Upholstery

Oct 05, 2018

While we usually leave the comprehensive clean ups of our homes for the festive seasons, however, ideally a lot of it should be done periodically. Polluted ambient living spaces in your house have a negative effect on our health. That’s why it is important to regularly clean up the household fabrics and carpeting.

Now, there are three primary culprits that pollute our household air — fine dust, dander and volatile organic compounds. The first two of these are more common and can be found settled on flat surfaces and inside the fabrics. Volatile organic compounds are released by new paints, certain electronic and kitchen equipment and household chemicals.

In this post, we are going to discuss the first two, dust and dander, as they are more common and need more regular clean ups.

Using dry and wet mops

dry mop

While we generally use cleaning cloths — usually old t-shirts, towels etc. — and sweeping with brooms to clean our homes, these age-old techniques are no longer effective in modern urban environments where the dust is finer. This fine dust is also called particulate matter or PM and a regular cleaning cloth or broom cannot capture or remove it because of its very minute size. Therefore, using special cleaning cloths made of micro fibre is recommended. Micro fibre cloths have small bristles that can capture the dust permanently and thus clean a surface without unsettling the dust.

Similarly, dry and wet mops made of micro fibre material are more effective than regular brooms which unsettle half of the dust on the floor, sending it flying around in the ambient air. By the time you are done cleaning everything, most of the ambient dust simply settles back on the floor. Dry and wet mops capture the dust like the micro fibre cloths and thus offer more effective and quicker indoor cleaning.

Vacuuming the carpets and upholstery

vacuuming the carpets and upholstery

We know that it is simply impossible to wash and dry all the carpets, curtains and other upholstery items in your home every few days. So, using a good quality vacuum cleaner is the only alternative. However, to avoid the hassle, you can also hire a professional vacuuming company for periodic cleaning of dust and dander from your household fabrics.

Grooming your pets

grooming pets

If you own a pet, then it is important to keep it well-groomed and healthy. Pets shed a lot of hair/fur and dander which may cause health problems like respiratory allergies, asthma attacks etc. A well-groomed pet is good for the family and for keeping the house clean. Additionally, you can get your pets toilet trained to ensure the safety of your carpets and fabrics.

Using indoor air purifiers 

air purifier

Remember how the unsettled ambient dust settles back after a cleaning session? Even with the most careful mopping and cleaning of your home, there are dust and dander particles that remain airborne. These particles become heavier over time and eventually settle on surfaces. However, you can remove them before they fall back by using an indoor air purifier.

Indoor air purifiers come with HEPA dust filters. These filters can remove dust particles that are 10 times smaller than the breadth of a human hair. The air purifiers continuously recycle the ambient air to remove 99.9 percent of the ambient dust, dander and VOCs and make a visible difference to the amount of dust you find settled on your equipment and furniture.

You can buy an air purifier online from dedicated portals like livpure.in which makes the best air purifiers in India or you can always order one from Amazon or Flipkart. Furthermore, unlike many other suppliers Livpure officially offers free installation and demo for products purchased online.

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