Dust and dirt aren't just unattractive -- they can also be harmful to your health. The air quality of your home can be substantially affected by the amount of dust inside of your property. But not all dust is visible. There are many areas that dust and dirt could be hiding that are often not tackled by traditional cleaning methods.
Air ducts should be regularly inspected, maintained, and cleaned for two reasons: to clean out dust and debris and to improve upon their efficiency. Because the air within the home is traditionally cycled through the air ducts, the air ducts eventually accumulate a significant amount of dust. Not only can this be a fire hazard, but it can also introduce dust into the air.
Dryer vents collect lint over time -- and this lint may not be immediately visible. Not only does the dryer tubing need to be cleaned out, but the vent within the wall itself needs to be cleaned out. Dryer vents can easily cause a fire within a home if the dust is allowed to build up. Though it may seem as though this dust isn't getting back into your home, it can prevent your dryer from removing all the lint in your clothes.
Carpet and rugs are practically designed to collect fur and dust. But a good vacuuming doesn't necessarily help. As dust becomes ground into the carpet, it often penetrates beyond the surface. Very few vacuums will pull dust from within the carpet itself. This dust will then be spread into the air when the carpet is walked on. A professional carpet cleaning is often the only way to penetrate far enough into the surface of the carpet to clean it completely.
HVAC filters often have a recommended date that they need to be replaced by -- such as once every six months. But some households need to replace their HVAC filters much more frequently. A filter that is filled with dust will both block off air and re-introduce dust back into the home. Replacing the filters every three months may lead to better air quality.
By removing the dust and dirt inside your house, you can reduce allergies and illness. If you suspect that dust and dirt could be a problem, you can always have an air quality test performed. An air quality test will tell you exactly how significant the issue is. Contact a company like Memorable Air Care to learn more.