Do you need light dusting service?
You generally wouldn’t hire a cleaning service for just light dusting service that’s why our light dusting service (also known as “Low Dusting Service) is typically included as a part of our residential housekeeping services that are performed by your First Class housekeeper on every visit. You deserve a clean home that is free from dust and our light dusting service will make sure that happens.
The light dusting service focuses on all of the “low,” visible, and easily reachable surfaces such as door handles, and countertops, with an intense focus on high-touch areas, particularly with so much current concern about Coronavirus transmission through touch.
Light dusting removes all of the visible dust, human skin cells, allergens, hair, fabric fibers, bacteria, pollen, hair, pet dander, outside debris, and other pollutants. Your housekeeper uses a combination of wet microfiber cloths, natural cleaners, and HEPA filter-equipped vacuum cleaners to make sure that they are actually collecting and removing the dust rather than just recirculating it by pushing it around.
Dust is naturally occurring and its inhalation is well known to be a health hazard, particularly to people with allergies and asthma. In general, dust contributes to poor air quality in the home and accumulated dust can cause sneezing, skin, eye, throat, and lung irritation and can lead to the spread of infection.
It is difficult to describe the dangers of dust particles, but they are small enough that we breathe in and absorb them. They can contain toxic compounds such as pesticides, heavy metals, or flame retardants which are released into our air from numerous sources including cars on busy roads, which is clearly a problem in New York City.
There are several things that can contribute to the amount of dust in your home including where you live (and New York City is pretty bad for air pollution that contributes to dust), how often you open your windows or if you leave them open, the season, how many pets or children you have, if the people in your household have long hair and more. In short, it is impossible to avoid dust but with our help, you can control it and negate its negative effects.
Our general cleaning service helps to maintain that clean feeling in your home because we make sure everything stays nice and tidy while still maintaining that cozy feel in your home. Light dusting is a key component of that cleaning service.
While your housekeeper will do light dusting on every visit, we recommend that you schedule a monthly Deep Dusting Service (also known as “High Dusting Service”) to address areas not covered by the more frequent Light Dusting Service. You can arrange for Deep Dusting Service, and discuss frequency and scope, during your initial consultation.
Contact us today for your no-obligation consultation.
First Class light dusting service is a comprehensive cleaning service that takes care of all visible and easy-to-reach dust and dander.
Light dusting service is a critical component of every general cleaning plan and should be done regularly to keep your home looking and feeling fresh.
We generally recommend light dusting service as part of a general cleaning once a week and not less than once every two weeks. If you have pets, leave your windows open regularly, have a mostly carpeted home, or a lot of people in your household, you should consider light dusting more frequently.
You should compliment your light dusting with a deep dusting service that addresses the hard-to-reach and less visible areas monthly or, at a minimum, every three months.
You can discuss the optimal frequency for light dusting service (and general cleaning services) as well as deep dusting services during your initial consultation.
Contact us today at 212-231-0215 or on our website to arrange for your no-obligation consultation.
Dust is a natural part of life, but it doesn’t mean you have to live with dust in your home.
Although you cannot eliminate dust, by understanding how to reduce it, you are able to minimize the amount that can accumulate in your house.
Let’s start by understanding what exactly dust is.
Dust is made up of small, airborne particles that settle on everything. Where these ‘particles’ come from depends on the home, because they come from so many things such as:
– Dead mites
– Pet dander
– Soot from wood-burning stoves or candles
– Skin cells
The list goes on (and keep in mind that while hair is technically not dust, it might as well be since it similarly makes your home look dirty and you clean it up the same way).
Most dust particles are very small, so you cannot see them with the naked eye.
Some of these minute pieces come into your home through open windows and doors and some we bring in by walking around our house without shoes. In a busy city like New York City, the traffic and the sheer number of people mean that the outdoors is a major contributor to dust in your home.
While it depends on the above reasons, it also depends on what type of flooring or carpets, drapes, furniture is in your house, especially if you aren’t cleaning enough or cleaning correctly because the dust collects in the fabrics and is then released and circulated by people moving on or brushing against the fabric.
The good news is that knowing that it is unavoidable, there are solutions to dealing with dust.
One way is with regular light or low dusting!
This means regularly wiping down all accessible and visible surfaces or furniture that collects dust most often, like bed frames, desks, window sills, blinds, etc. Depending on how many people are in your home, if you have pets, if you leave your windows open, and more, you should be doing light dusting every week. This will keep the dust from building up. At First Class Cleaning we include a light dusting service every time our housekeepers clean your home.
You should also compliment the light dusting with a deep dusting (aka high dusting) on a less frequent basis. This consists of wiping and vacuuming higher up and harder to reach areas of your home. We generally recommend deep dusting on a monthly basis, but if you feel this is too often for you, we suggest that deep dusting no less than quarterly.
The frequency of your general cleaning with low dusting service and your high dusting service is something that we discuss with you during your initial consultation where we will examine your environment and understand your preferences and include both services in your personal cleaning plan and also advise you on ways that you can minimize dust in your home between visits.
Contact us today at 212-231-0215 or on our website to arrange for your no-obligation consultation.
There are many reasons why you should keep your house dust-free.
For example, it’s good for the environment because dusting removes pollutants from the air, and it also reduces allergies in people who have them.
Dusting also helps to maintain a clean home.
Of course, you would expect that the best advice we can give you is to hire a cleaning service like First Class to come in and take care of all your housekeeping for you, including light dusting (aka low dusting) and deep dusting (aka high dusting). Your alternative is to do it all yourself.
But regardless of who is doing your regular dusting, here are some essential tips and tricks that will help you keep dust at bay between cleanings.
Dust is a natural part of life – there’s no way to completely get rid of it. But, dusting and vacuuming can go a long way in keeping your home relatively dust-free. Over time, dust accumulates on every surface in the house. It gets into cracks in furniture and carpets, along walls and ceilings, under your bed…pretty much everywhere!
To keep dust at bay:
– Keep your clothing tidy by putting them away in drawers, covering hanging clothes, or storing them in plastic boxes, otherwise, every time you pick them up you are distributing the dust on them into the air.
– Avoid using feather and down bedding, which can act as an airborne source of dust if they begin to degrade.
– Minimize the amount of carpeting in your home because they collect dust and also create it as they break down.
– Where you do have carpets, vacuum very often (daily or every other day is not too much).
– Use a high-quality vacuum with a HEPA filter and keep it clean, otherwise, your vacuum can actually blow dust around instead of picking it up.
– Change your bedding regularly because dust mites live in your bed and lay eggs. Consider also getting a dust cover for your mattress.
– Don’t use feather dusters because all they do is spread the dust. The exception to this rule is that when dusting high and hard to reach areas you can use a feather duster to knock down the dust and then come back a few minutes later and vacuum it up).
– Limit the number of house plants you have because they can create dust.
– Use an air purifier. It’s pretty self-explanatory.
– Change the filters on your HVAC system regularly.
Be sure to ask us about the various ways that you can control dust between visits during your initial consultation.
Opening windows after you clean your home may seem like a good idea, but it actually doesn’t reduce dust.
The air that is outside will have the same amount of dust as inside and can even include more dust. Opening windows creates an artificial breeze and can cause more dirt to be stirred up and enter your home. We recommend using a vacuum cleaner instead!
In fact, let us come and do it for you. Our housekeepers come equipped with all of the right equipment and knowledge to efficiently remove dust from your home.
Contact us today at 212-231-0215 or on our website to arrange for your no-obligation consultation and we can discuss a combination of regular housekeeping visits that include light dusting service (aka low dusting service) and less frequent deep dusting service (aka high dusting service).