We are not referring to dusting as a form of exercise for good health here, even though if you were to dust your home twice a week, that would be considered a good workout! What we are discussing here is how an excessive amount of dust in your home could be detrimental to your health and the health of those who live with you.
Our Fabulous house cleaning services include dusting various areas of a home where dust accumulates. Dusting is a never ending process. It needs to be done regularly or dust will accumulate quickly everywhere, especially on horizontal and flat surfaces like tables, mantles, window seals, blinds, etc…If you don’t have the time to take care of it, you should hire out house cleaning services to take care of it for you. It’s important.
Dust is composed of dead skin (we shed a lot of dead skin every day), pollen, fabric fibers, mold and many hundreds of other microscopic particles. Some dust particles are absolutely harmless to people while some others can trigger allergies, exacerbate asthma symptoms and cause a myriad of symptoms.
Dust mites are microscopic insects that produce the most common indoor allergens that trigger allergic reactions and asthma among people, especially kids. Dust mites can be found in bedding, carpets, curtains and upholstered furniture. Here is the disgusting part – dust mites feed on human dead skin and they create harmful allergen from the fecal pellets and body fragments they produce – great! According to the American Lung Association, four out of five homes in the USA have detectable levels of dust mite allergen.
But that’s not all. We are surrounded by chemicals and pollutants such as synthetic chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides, flame-retardant, and other chemicals that are a health hazard. Those chemicals have the tendency to stick to dust. If a home is not dusted regularly, there is longer exposure to those chemicals and higher risk for getting sick from inhaling them.
Even our pets give us something to worry about. According to kidshealth.org, household pets are a big contributor of dust in home in the form of dander. Dander are skins flakes with a dandruff-like appearance can cause allergic reactions.
Eliminating dust from your home with our recurring house cleaning services
As par of its recurrent house cleaning services, Fabulous Cleaning Services recommends that your home be vacuumed twice a week or at a minimum once a week. Our maids use vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters to ensure that the maximum amount of dust is collected during the maid service. Having your floors and upholstery vacuumed as part of your recurring house cleaning services will cut down significantly.
Part of our house cleaning services also includes mopping floors with warm wet cloths. This not only remove dirt from your floors, it’s also a great way to collect dust. Having your floors mopped frequently will allow you to keep the dust away.
To further eliminate dust, the maids at Fabulous Cleaning Services dust horizontal surfaces and areas that collect dust with microfiber cloths. Microfiber dusting cloths are designed to trap and hold dust rather than just moving it around like feather dusters.
For our dust-free home, call Fabulous Cleaning Services today to inquire about our recurring house cleaning services or complete and submit our online estimate request.