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21 October, 2023

Prevent the dry dust coming into your home

As the hot dry wind intensifies coming into summer, so does the battle against dust in our homes.

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With many local homes being on properties or near busy roads, there is no doubt red dust will make its way into your home when the wind picks in. 

The combination of open windows, increased outdoor activity, and dry air during the summer can lead to an increase in dust and allergens inside our living spaces. 

Maintaining a dust-free environment not only contributes to a clean and tidy home but also promotes better respiratory health and overall well-being.

Establishing a consistent cleaning schedule is essential in the fight against summer dust. 

Dust-prone areas like floors, surfaces, and upholstery should be cleaned regularly using appropriate cleaning agents and tools. 

Vacuuming carpets and rugs, wiping down surfaces, and dusting frequently are effective ways to manage dust accumulation.

Pollen counts are typically higher during certain times of the day. Keep your windows closed during these peak hours to prevent pollen and dust from entering your home. 

Use air-conditioning or fans to circulate air and maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. Your air conditioner system can be a breeding ground for dust and allergens if not properly maintained. 

Regularly change air filters and have your system serviced to ensure it is functioning efficiently and circulating clean air throughout your home.

Reducing clutter in your home can also significantly decrease the surfaces on which dust can accumulate. Keep items off floors, shelves, and countertops as much as possible. 

Regularly declutter and organise your living spaces to make dusting and cleaning more manageable.

Placing doormats at entrances helps reduce the amount of dirt and dust tracked into your home. 

Encourage family members and guests to wipe their shoes before entering to minimise dust accumulation on floors.

Bedding and curtains can harbour dust mites and accumulate dust over time. Wash them regularly, following care instructions, to keep them clean and reduce potential allergens in your sleeping area.

Maintaining an appropriate level of indoor humidity can help prevent excessive dust accumulation. Aim for a relative humidity of around 40-50% to deter dust mites and minimise airborne dust.

By incorporating these tips into your summer routine, you can enjoy a cleaner, healthier home environment despite the challenges posed by the hot summer months. 

Regular maintenance, cleanliness, and smart strategies will help you keep dust at bay and create a more pleasant living space for you and your family.


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