RMM - March-22 - Raymond Kerege

Household dust is a combination of dirt, pet dander, insect waste and bacteria, all of which can cause a host of uncomfortable side effects, fromnasal and skin irritation to headaches. Therefore, it is important to dust regularly and not allow it to accumulate. For best results, use a soft cloth and a small amount of water or furniture polish when you dust. Dry dusting is not as effective at collecting the fine debris and is more apt to simply spread it around than actually produce a clean surface and remove airborne particles. Step 3: Sweep and clean floors regularly. It’s a good practice to have indoor and outdoor floor mats placed on either side of each doorway. These mats encourage family members

and visitors to wipe their feet before entering and help capture dirt before entering the main rooms of the home. Floor mats should be swept and washed regularly to avoid the accumulation and tracking of dirt and allergic irritants into the home. Although dry vacuuming is effective in removing surface dirt, it cannot eliminate dust mites, microscopic pests that are a common trigger for allergy and asthma attacks. Dust mites are known to infest fabrics and are generally found in carpets, curtains and bedding (which we’ll discuss later in this article). Dust mites are common and plentiful, but the good news is they cannot survive heat. Therefore, it’s a good idea to steam clean carpets often to rid them of dust mites.

The blow of spring winds causes pollen to spread easily, and the irritant quickly collects in hair and on clothing. So, be sure to wash your hair, hands and clothing after spending time outdoors to remove traces of pollen and avoid prolonged exposure. Step 2: Dust from the top down for optimum results. Cleaning, particularly deep cleaning that reaches areas oftenmissed in daily housework, is bound to stir up dust. To ensure you are getting rid of dust rather than simply moving it around the room, begin at the ceiling and work your way down to the floorboards and carpets. This approach ensures you are constantly moving the dust in a downward direction so you can collect and remove it properly.

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