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Eliminating Dust with Vacuuming Plus

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: The Dustbender works with any vacuum. Vacuuming isn’t the only technique to rid a home or office of dust mites though. There are several other ways that can be a great compliment to your vacuuming efforts.

  • Vacuuming Plus Reducing Humidity. In addition to vacuuming, it’s important to reduce the humidity of your home or office. Dust mites love living in humid places and reducing the humidity could aid in removing them from your living spaces. The American Lung Association recommends that you keep your home below 50 percent humidity. They also say that air conditioning and dehumidifiers are a great help. On dry days, its recommended to open your windows for one hour per day to help remove humidity from the house.
  • Vacuuming Plus Reducing Opportunities. Vacuuming all the dusty places in your house is great, but you also might want to consider eliminating or lowering the number of places where dust mites like to hang out. This can include some of the furniture that rarely gets used, or drapes and curtains.
  • Vacuuming Plus Reducing Carpet. One thing out of the many places that dust mites love to live is in carpet. You can vacuum it till the cows come home, but removing it and installing hardwood floors will help more than any amount of vacuuming can. If this isn’t possible, many industry experts recommend chemical cleaning with benzyl benzoate to reduce dust mites.
  • Vacuuming Plus Mopping. On those hard wood floors, it’s important to periodically use a damp mop. It will reduce the amount of dust that is stirred up when cleaning.

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What are some ways that you’ve been able to eliminate dust in your home? Think the Dust Bender might help?

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