4 Common Places Homeowners Forget to Dust

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Dust can creep into every corner and crevice of your home, making it hard to keep up with the cleaning throughout the house. If you want to maintain a healthier lifestyle, then you need to be proactive to wipe up the dust in the areas that are hard to reach.

Dust impacts the air quality in your home. This mix of dirt, spores, and allergens can affect the health of everyone in the family. Here are a few areas that homeowners often overlook when they are dusting:Common Places Homeowners Forget to Dust

1. Baseboards and Molding

These ledges are small, but they can be a magnet for tiny compounds in the air. Look at the woodwork in your home, and you will likely see a visible film of dust gathering on the edges. The baseboards and crown molding should be wiped down twice a month.

2. Intake Vents

To keep the air circulating through your home, it is necessary for the HVAC system to suck in air. Locate the intake vents, and you will probably see a layer dust and grime building up on the outside surface. The most common way to clean the vent is with a vacuum attachment. Another option is to use a screwdriver to take the vent off the wall and wash it down in a utility sink.

3. Ceiling Fans

Are there ceiling fans in your home that aren’t often used? The surface of the fan blade is a perfect location for dirt and dust to gather. Turning on the fan will spread the particles throughout the room. Wipe down all surfaces of a ceiling fan at least once a month.

4. Top of the Cabinets

Most homeowners don’t look at the space above their cabinets. It can be gross to find a thick layer of greasy dust above the cooking area. Each time you clean the kitchen, grab a stepstool to wipe down all surfaces of the cabinets. Even the small ledges at the top of the cabinet doors need to be wiped.

Call the Experts

It can take time to keep up with dusting in all areas of your home. If you don’t want to worry about these chores, then you can call a team of expert cleaners to help. Contact Trish Duarte and Ed Kennedy at MaidPro of Temecula/Murrieta for information about household cleaning services (951) 506-6100