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Month: January 2020

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10 ways to control dust in your home

Yes, we know, it is exhausting to continue find dust in your home when you have finished cleaning. Do not worry, with our advice we will help you control the dust in your home.

There is nothing worse than doing a thorough cleaning of the house and when you have finished realize that dust balls still appear. No matter how much you clean, it seems you can’t do anything to prevent them from appearing. In addition to being unsightly, it can affect people with asthma and allergies.

Although it is impossible to remove the dust from each room completely we can minimize its impact.

The dust is formed by particles that come from fibers, fabrics, fabrics and people. Therefore, when the houses are empty they get less dirty.

To minimize the impact of dust on your home, you should check out the more things better:

Organize your closets

As we have said, fibers, fabrics and people are the main culprits of introducing dust into your home. What you won’t be able to avoid is having these items away from your home, but at least, you can keep your closets tidy and clean. This will help you avoid a good deal of dust and escape and control the dust in your home.

Store clothing that you are not going to wear or that is not seasonal in containers or transparent plastic bags. These keep the dust away and still allow you to see what they keep inside.

You should also clean the cabinets two to three times a month to control the dust in your home.

Keep the floor free of pots

Anything you leave on the floor will be a magnet for dirt.

The clothes in the room, the toys in the dining room, books in the office and anything you stack on the floor will have a great impact on the amount of dust generated in the house.

A quick cleaning of all the piled up stuff won’t help much. What you need is to order and remove things from the ground, so that the dust does not pass into the air and from the air to your lungs and those of your family. Also, in this way, you will be able to pass the vacuum cleaner much more easily.

Minimize the use of carpets

We know that carpets are very nice and cozy, however, they attract a lot of dust. Even if you pass the vacuum every day, people with asthma or allergy will continue to have a bad time.

If you still want to continue using your carpets, the best option is to use vacuum cleaners with HEPA filtration, they are usually better because they use cyclonic suction technology that prevents dust from flying in the air. In the case of not being allergic you can try one that has a good brush, but you will have to vacuum at least twice a week to keep them in good condition.

Change the sheets at least once a week

Sheets and pillows are the favorite places of dust. As we have said before, people are dust producers, and more specifically dead skin cells. While you sleep, the outer skin layers detach and accumulate on the bedding. That combined with the fibers of the bedding, ends up generating dust.

Therefore, you should wash the sheets and covers at least once a week and use an allergen cover on the mattress.

Regularly groom your pets

Pets also shed dead skin cells. Apart from that, they usually give off more hair than humans, which is also another important source of dust.

Its regular grooming is essential to prevent dead skin and pet hair from accumulating.

In case you have cats, you should also keep their litter box covered, because it can also generate a lot of dust.

Clean high points before low points

To clean the dust in a correct way you must start at the highest points and go down.

Start from the top of tables, cabinets, desks, shelves, windows and everything else and progress gradually to the lower spaces until finally cleaning the floor.

While you dust off the highest points, consciously push the powder down so you can pick it up with the vacuum cleaner.

Buy the right tools to remove dust

The key to capturing dust, are microfiber cloths, they work much better than any cotton cloth.

Do not use the duster to clean the highest points of the room, all they do is aggravate the dust and only travel to another place.

In the event that you are tempted to use a duster on some surface, try to be an ostrich because they catch the dust better than other types of feathers.

As we mentioned in point three, use a powerful vacuum cleaner to control dust in your home.

Vacuum upholstered furniture

Do not forget to clean on sofas, chairs and stools. Using a vacuum to remove dust and allergens from furniture will make a big difference.

Go hunting for dust balls

Dust balls are small groups of dust that form and hide in the least expected areas of your home. These might be:

-Under low furniture

-Behind the TV, where the keys are

-Under or behind appliances

-In the corners of the rooms

-In the folds of curtains and lamps

Get an air purifier

Dust particles float through the air until they find a place to settle. Air purifiers absorb many particles and thus reduce the accumulation of dust on surfaces.

Today, air purifiers come in all shapes, sizes and designs. They absorb smoke, dandruff, dead skin and mold. We recommend that you place them in the most used rooms.

However, the dust will not disappear completely and you should continue cleaning. Although they sure help maintain a healthier environment.

The best way to keep a house clean and healthy is to have cleaning professionals. In Perlimp we know what we are talking about … If you want more information do not hesitate to contact us.

Clean windows in winter

Clean windows in Winter

We are definitely in winter and at this time of year we usually set aside the cleaning of the windows. It is evidence that light rays in winter are much weaker and we think it is not worth having clean windows.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Having clean windows in winter helps us to:

Keep a good image

We must keep some windows clean to give a good image to our clients if we are in an office, to our guests if we are in a house or in a shop at street level with shop window. The windows of a clean shop window invite potential customers to enter, while a dirty shop window scares customers.

Make workers feel that they matter

The windows also get dirty in winter and summer. So why not clean them in winter? Clean windows guarantee happier workers, as soon as they feel the place where they work is cleaned, they receive more sunlight and spend most of their day in a clean and healthy environment.

Impact on health and happiness

Dirty windows block the sun and can create a bleak environment that contributes to depressive states or anxiety. All humans need vitamin D every day and yet we spend a lot of time indoors. Clean windows let in light and help ensure that people receive the amount of vitamin D needed. Clean windows create a positive environment in which people want to work and prosper.

Prevent rain from deteriorating glass and frames

If we do not regularly clean the windows and even more when it rains, we help the windows to break down. The rain pushes the lime and dirt towards the frames staying for weeks or months and can end up deteriorating it. At the same time, lime embedded in the crystal for weeks or months can also end up spoiling it.

Keep in mind, however, that cleaning the windows with water on a day of extreme cold temperatures may not give optimal results. In that case, at Perlimp, we can reschedule cleaning for another day. Ask us!

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