Keeping your home clean in Dubai
Dust is an accumulation of small particles including pieces of fiber from fabric, paper, hair, animal dander, skin cells, dirt, etc. So many health problems and allergies can be traced to too much dust. The problem in Dubai is that it is rather on the edge of the desert – so you often end up with a lot of dust at home. It is therefore wise to control it for your family’s health. Fortunately, you can take a variety of simple steps to reduce the amount of dust in your home and keep it clean despite the dusty weather.
Filter the air
Air Filters: Clean or improve your air filters. If your home is heated and / or cooled by a central system, you can change the filters to control the levels of dust in your air. A standard air filter will only filter large particles out of the air to prevent damage to your heating or cooling systems. To reduce dust, it is recommended to use disposable paper filters of high quality or pleated fabric and replace them every 1 to 3 months. The highest quality filters are HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Filter), but you should only use them with compatible heating and cooling systems.
Air Purifiers: They are perfect for very dusty households or families allergic to dust. Air purifiers only clean the air in the room in which they are located. Consider one for each room and each living room.
Removing the dust
Vacuuming: Make sure to vacuum twice a week to keep your have a clean home in Dubai. Using a vacuum cleaner equipped with a HEPA filter (high efficiency particulate filter) will allow you to suck as much dust as possible. Vacuum all carpets in your home, especially in busy areas. You can also vacuum other flooring. Regular vacuuming actually reduces the amount of dust that can accumulate under furniture and in corners – you’ll probably notice a difference right away. Make sure to change your vacuum filter frequently. Make sure your vacuum cleaner is in good working order. A broken vacuum will only spit out the dust in the air, which will make the problem worse.
Sweeping the soil: A good idea is to sweep the soil every two or three days. Using a broom and dustpan to remove dust from floors that you do not vacuum is another great way to reduce dust in your home. Sweep frequently in very dusty places such as doors, hallways and kitchen floors. Throw the dust in your trash to make sure it will not go home.
Cleaning the floors: Passing on your floor with a wet mop is a great way to collect dust that you missed during the sweep. If you mop frequently, you will be able to control the dust. If you let it go too long, it will be much harder to clean up all the dust and dirt, and you may need to do some scrubbing.
Using microfiber cloths: All the dusting cloths are not identical. If dust is a problem in your home, it may be time to get a microfiber cloth. This fabric is designed to hold dust and hold it. Using an old t-shirt or an old towel tends to move the dust rather than get rid of it. The same goes for feather dusters: your furniture will look cleaner, but the dust particles have simply moved into the air. Use microfiber cloths to dust all surfaces where dust tends to accumulate, such as the top of your mantel, your desk, your side tables, etc. Wet rags tend to catch dust better than dry rags. For example, when dusting furniture that is not made of wood, first moisten it. Wash microfiber cloths immediately after dusting to get rid of everything they have collected. Do not use the dryer sheets when you put them in the dryer; Softener reduces the ability of rags to retain dust.
Washing the bedding: Sheets, blankets, comforters and pillows are places where dust tends to accumulate, which often forces people to wake up with a stuffy nose through the night air. Every time you enter or leave your bed, you unconsciously send swirls of dust through the air. The solution is to wash your bedding often, especially if you or your family members have dry skin, or if your pets sleep with you in bed. Wash sheets and pillowcases about once a week if you have a very dusty household. Wash other sheets and blankets once every three or four weeks.
Beating cushions and carpets: As your bedding, furniture cushions and carpets tend to accumulate a lot of dust over time. Every time you sit on your couch or walk on your carpet, you send dust in the air. Every 3 months, remove your cushions and carpets outdoors and remove as much dust as possible. An old broomstick is a great tool for beating carpets and cushions. Beat them everywhere, not just in one place. Keep beating the mats and cushions until you cannot see the dust particles flying out of the air with each beat.
Clean the walls from top to bottom: Every few months, when your home needs to be thoroughly cleaned, go over walls, woodwork and baseboards with microfiber cloths. Start by cleaning the top of the walls, then go down. This way, you will be able to collect all the dust that falls during the cleaning.
Getting rid of trinkets: If every room in your home has many decorative items, it will be much harder to reduce your dust. Go through your house and scan for items that do not collect dust. This will leave your surfaces much easier to clean. For items you really want to keep, consider moving some of them to a room that is less frequently used by your family. In this way, the main parts of your home will not be as likely to accumulate dust.
Removing stacks of magazines and books: As these elements degrade, they produce a lot of dust. Having piles of these items in the house is a sure way to create a dusty atmosphere. Place your books on the shelves and recycle magazines and other paper items regularly. Store paper items that you want to keep in plastic bags to keep your house dust-free.
Using less textiles in your home: Blankets, pillows, tablecloths and stuffed furniture also contribute to the house dust – producing and trapping it. If you can reduce your linen and fabric clothes, you will see a reduction in the amount of dust flying around the house. Instead of buying fabric furniture, opt for leather or wood. It may be that old furniture disintegrates and produces dust. If so, eliminate it. Wash your covers and pillows frequently.