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Frederick Air Quality Tip: How to Reduce Dust in Your Home

Dust can be an irritant for some people who suffer from allergies and asthma. It can also carry harmful bacteria and viruses. We put together a quick list of some strategies that can help you control the dust levels in your home.  Some of these are pretty easy and others require the services of a Frederick air quality professional.

Vacuum Thoroughly

Vacuuming your house regularly and thoroughly is a terrific way to get rid of dust. Dust naturally settles on anything that it touches and your floor is no exception. If you can, use a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter. This will make sure that more contaminants and dust are trapped in your vacuum.

Manage Your Textiles

A big part of your dust is the result of the natural breakdown of the clothing, bedding, furniture and drapes. All of these textiles break apart and release tiny shreds of material into the air. Managing these items is a great way to reduce dust. You should wash your bedding once a week. The collect a lot of dust over time and washing them will remove that.  Also, using leather furniture as opposed to couches and chairs covered with fabric will also reduce the amount of dust created in your home. Another good idea is to beat or vacuum your cushions and rugs once a month.

Upgrade Your Home’s Air Filtration System

There are a number of great products on the market that are specifically designed to improve that air quality in your home. If you have a duct system in your home then your air handler most likely has an air filter in it already. However, this filter is not typically designed to improve air quality. It’s usually there to keep large pieces of dust or dirt from building up on the moving parts in the handler. Installing a separate air filtration system can potentially decrease the amount of dust and allergens that are in your home. These systems use a series of high quality filters and ultra-violet light to trap dust, pollen and pet dander and also kill bacteria, viruses, and mold spores.

If you have any questions or concerns about the air quality in your home in Frederick, call the specialists at Larry & Sons. Our technicians have years of experience working with all kinds of  indoor air quality issues and can answer any questions you might have.