A house naturally collects dust. All you can really do in response is wipe the table surfaces and upholstery. Where exactly is all this dust coming from anyway? We’ll explain what causes a dusty home and what you can do to minimize it.
Dirty Air Ducts
The air ducts collect dust, not to mention a host of other debris, such as insect remains and droppings. When the HVAC switches on, all that stuff blows into the rooms through the vents. This is precisely why you need to schedule an air duct cleaning at least once a year. Dust from air vents is especially problematic for carpeted homes. The carpet fibers can hold onto buckets full of dust. Vacuuming only removes the surface layer.
On the subject of air ducts, punctures in the ducts are another problem. When the HVAC comes on, the suction can pull air and accompanying pollutants from the outdoors and blow them indoors. Continue Reading →