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The Importance Of Dusting

Did you know the average home accumulates about 40 pounds of dust in a year?
There is a saying that goes “A house becomes a home when you can write “I love you” on the furniture.”

Dusting is one of those chores that we all know needs to be done, but somehow we have a hard time getting to it. Dusting your home and business office can give you great health benefits.

An allergy to dust mites can cause chronic congestion or even asthma. 98% of dust allergens are inhaled from the bedroom and bed areas. Pillows and mattresses should be covered with dust proof covers. Bedding should be washed bi-weekly with hot water.

A microfiber dusting product and damp rag are better for dusting than a dry cloth. Vacuum cleaners with double-layered microfilter bag or high efficiency Hepa filters will help remove dust from carpet and upholstered furniture. Bedrooms should be cleaned once a week and ceiling fixtures such as fans and lights should also be dusted.

Today’s homes are contaminated by a wide variety of Modern pollutants: There are pesticides, hydrocarbons, synthetic chemicals, flame-retardants, paint and heavy metals and PBDEs.

Dust gives these toxins something to stick to so our exposure is prolonged. Studies have found that controlling dust and maintaining a somewhat dust free home reduces our exposure to household toxins.

Of course reoccurring cleaning from Glover Cleaning helps fight the battle of dusting and gives you more time to enjoy your life.

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