Living or working in a dusty space can cause itchy and watery eyes, coughing, a sore throat, and a runny nose. If you’re suffering from these symptoms, a dusty home, office, or building may be the reason why. Here are some tips on how to minimize and eliminate dust:
Declutter: The more stuff you can get rid of, the less dust will be able to accumulate in crevices and nooks.
Dust and Vacuum Frequently: Make sure to dust first before you vacuum so that you are able to pick up pieces of dust that might fall on the floor. Vacuuming with a high-efficiency particulate air filter will pick up small dust particles.
Spray Foam Insulation: Using spray foam insulation eliminates dust, mold, mildew, allergens, and any outside elements that may seep through the cracks and crevices of your home. Spray foam insulation expands into small, hard to reach places where traditional insulation can’t. Spray foam is one of the best and easiest ways to eliminate dust, significantly.
Cut Down On Textiles: Textiles such as rugs, curtains, and throws are dust traps. Textiles can trap dust within the fibers.
Eliminate Fiberglass: Spaces insulated with mostly fiberglass generally collect more dust due to the nature of fiberglass. Fiberglass disintegrates and can be an easy trap for allergens, mold, insects, dust, pests, and mildew.
Change Your Air Filters Frequently: Your air filter can’t perform at its best when it is clogged. Make sure to change your air filter frequently. You’ll notice a difference quickly.
For more information on how we can help eliminate dust, mold, allergens, and high heating/cooling costs, give us a call at 281-661-3632.