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3 Ways to Keep Dust Out of Your Home

It’s one of the most frustrating things… moving an item on a bookshelf only to see a clear outline of where something was sitting.
Or how about moving a piece of furniture and discovering a herd of “dust bunnies” has taken up residence.Dust happens to everyone, even those who attempt to keep their homes spotless. While you can’t keep every last speck of dust out, you can greatly reduce the amount of dust that finds its way into your home.Here are just a few ways to create a healthier (and more dust-free) home.

Run the HVAC

While you may enjoy having open windows when the weather is nice, using your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is actually better for keeping dust out. As long as you make sure your filters are changed on a regular basis.

Door mats

While dust can become airborne, most soil comes into the home from shoes. Having quality door mats to catch the dirt means less build-up of soil and debris in the home, reducing dust particles as well. Leaving shoes on the door mats or at the door is another smart idea.

Cleaning

Yes, you clean on a regular basis, but some extra effort with the details will help keep the dust out. When dusting tables, desks, bookshelves and other surfaces, use microfiber cloths to better grab the dust. When sweeping the hard floors, follow up with a damp mopping. It will really grab the dust sticking to the floor. Be sure to vacuum not only the top of your area rugs, but also turn them over and vacuum the backs. And for your wall-to-wall carpet, vacuum several times a week, especially in high traffic areas and entryways.

When it’s time for a deep cleaning of your floors and fabrics, whether your carpets, Oriental rugs, hardwood floors, tile, upholstery, or even your dryer vents, call our professionals! 941-301-9555

How to care for your oriental rugs

How to Care for Your Oriental Rugs

For basic care & protection of an Oriental Rug, always do the following:

Rotation – To insure even wear, your rug should be rotated once a year. Depending on the traffic, the rotation may vary from six months to two years.

Vacuuming – Oriental rugs, like most carpeting, should be vacuumed on a regular basis to remove dirt and restore life to the fibers. Be sure not to vacuum the fringe with your beater bar! Use the end of a vacuum hose from a canister vacuum.

Padding – A quality pad under your rug protects it from dirt, wear and slippage.

Regular Professional Cleaning – Annual professional cleaning in a rug spa facility will remove deeply embedded soils by doing dusting and cleaning procedures that cannot be performed in your home.

Spot and Spill Procedures Make sure that you safely and immediately clean up spots and spills before they set.

– First, soak up the excess liquid by blotting with a clean absorbent material. Do not brush or rub the stain

– Then spot-clean with a mild detergent white vinegar-water solution. Do-not over wet.

– Rinse area thoroughly with water and a small amount of vinegar. Avoid wetting the rug’s backing.

– Blot dry until most of the moisture has been absorbed. Allow to air dry. A fan or cool hair dryer can be used to hasten the drying process.

For stains that do not come out using these methods, ask our Sarasota rug cleaning specialists.

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