Is your home dusty? Many people don’t realize how much dust is in their home. The dust has a sneaky way of building up without you noticing. And by the time you notice, it seems like cleaning the dust will be a difficult task.
A build-up of noticeable dust is something you don’t want to happen. Merry Maids can help you out. Here are some spots where dust accumulates and how you can clean heavy dust and keep your home clean.
Bookshelves and Mantels
Clutter tends to accumulate on these surfaces. People often absentmindedly set down holiday decor, photos, knickknacks and mail on these surfaces. This clutter can be a major dust magnet. It’s best to start by kicking the clutter to the curb. You also want to ensure you don’t skip mantels and shelves when doing your weekly cleaning. When cleaning these surfaces avoid using furniture and wood polishes which tend to leave behind a residue that can trap dust. A microfiber cloth is the only tool you need to do a quick wipe down of these surfaces.
The Top of Your Refrigerator and the Coils
If you’re not very tall, it’s easy to forget about the top of the refrigerator. You might forget, but the dust in your home remembers and loves to gather on top of your fridge. Dust also likes to hide in your refrigerator coils. The coils are located under or behind your refrigerator. Keep the top of the refrigerator clear and wipe it down regularly. Once a year, or every six months if you have pets, clean the coils. If you need your refrigerator professionally clean, contact Merry Maids and ask about our refrigerator cleaning services.
Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans
For some people, the best thing about a ceiling fan is that if the blades are coated with dust you can put them on a high speed and you can’t see the film on the fan. However, when the fan stops, it’s not a pretty sight. For most of us, the idea of having clumps of dust flying across the room isn’t ideal. It’s hard to ignore dust on light fixture since it just sits there. It’s important to learn the best way to clean hard-to-reach places like ceiling light fixtures and ceiling fans so that you can remove heavy dust from these surfaces in the future.
Carpets and Rugs
A carpet’s pile can hide what’s on the surface. This can be one of the dustiest surfaces in your home. Vacuum your rugs and carpets regularly. How often you vacuum will depend on how much foot traffic your home has. You also need to ensure that you properly clean both the area rugs and carpets in your home so that you can remove dust bunnies before they have a chance to dig down in the carpet’s surface.
How to Prevent Heavy Dust Buildup
With proper prevention, you won’t have to worry about heavy dust accumulating in your home. All you need to do is maintain a cleaning schedule. If you don’t allow dust to form in a thick layer, you won’t have to worry about deep cleaning. Of course, you might not have time to pull your refrigerator out regularly, but it’s not difficult to maintain a housekeeping schedule that can help you cut down on the time and energy needed to dust all of the surfaces in your home.
If you’re busy with business meeting and carpools, you might find it impossible to stay on top of a dusting and cleaning routine. We can lend you a hand. Our professional housecleaners can help you take care of tidying your home so that you can return to a clean and cozy home at the end of your busy day.
Call us if you need that professional clean today.