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You’ll be surprised at how much dust gathers in an average home in Valdosta, Georgia. For asthma sufferers and those with allergies, hidden dust is a nightmare. These tips show how to eliminate dust in parts of your home that you can often neglect when cleaning so that you can improve IAQ:

Drapes and Blinds

Excess dust is one of the top four factors that affect indoor air quality. Dust easily gathers on curtains, blinds and windowsills.

Wash your curtains twice a year and air dry them before ironing and rehanging. Shake the curtains outside or run a vacuum cleaner attachment over them before washing. Vacuum your windowsills and wipe them with soapy water. Your blinds or shutters also need a clean with a vacuum cleaner attachment before you wipe each slat. Use an old sock on your hand to clean both sides of the slat in one movement.

Air Vents

The narrow openings in air vents collect dust. Run your vacuum over the vents monthly and make time once a year to remove the vent panel. Give the panel a dusting and wipe on both sides. Run the vacuum cleaner attachment hose as far as you can go into the venting to reach any noticeable dust. Call in the professionals from time to time to give your ductwork a cleaning. As a result, you’ll improve IAQ.

Ceiling Fans

Dust gathers quickly on ceiling fans. Deal with this by using an extender duster regularly. Give it a deeper clean every few months by vacuuming and wiping with warm, soapy water. Use an old pillowcase to wipe each blade so that the dust falls into the pillowcase. Also, wipe the blades with a dryer sheet to prevent dust from collecting there again.

Are you concerned about the indoor air quality of your home? Call Waller Heating & Air Conditioning. We have many IAQ solutions to keep your family’s health at an optimum.

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