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Dust is a recurring problem for even the cleanest Kinston, North Carolina resident. While you’re aware of obvious places such as carpets and shelves where dust may settle, other areas are easily overlooked. Make sure you’re tackling all these tricky spots to keep dust at bay in your house.

On Your Ceiling Fan

How often do you clean your ceiling fan? If you don’t incorporate them into your cleaning schedule, you may find that the blades are covered by a thick layer of dust. You should wipe these off at least once a month to keep these particles to a minimum. Spray an old pillowcase with dusting spray, place it over the fan blades one at a time, and wipe off all that grime.

Along Those Baseboards

Baseboards are easily overlooked. The vacuum’s suction power alone won’t remove particles that settle in this area over time. Moisture in the air can cause the dust to become thicker and more compact. Wipe down your baseboards with a damp cloth, or use your vacuum’s brush attachment to give them the attention they need.

Your Air Filter

The filter in your HVAC system is designed to capture dust, dirt, pollen, and other airborne irritants. However, it will lose its efficiency if it’s not changed or cleaned regularly. You should swap your old filter out for a new one every one to three months.

In Your Mattress

It’s impossible to see the dust that settles in your mattress, but rest assured that it’s there. Place a hypoallergenic cover over the entire mattress to reduce the accumulation of these allergens. This will also help to protect you from dust bunnies or mites that can cause itching and other allergic reactions. The same goes for pillows. A washable cover helps to keep you protected.

For more help cleaning up your home and improving indoor air quality, contact J & J Mechanical, Inc. at (855) 800-1341. We can help you to create a healthy, breathable space that you and your family will appreciate.

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