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Live Plants Can Reduce Dust by up to 20%

One of the most frustrating things, as far as home cleaning goes, is the ever recurring dust. It doesn’t seem to matter how often you dust, it’s not long before the dust reappears. Obviously, where you live affects the amount of dust in your home and if you tend to have your windows open more often, the probability of dust coming in to your home increases. There are many mechanical solutions to help  filter dust from your home, steps that you can and should take to remove dust manually, and other options which you may have never considered as solutions to cutting down on dust in your home. Air Filtration Systems Many HVAC manufacturers and installers offer air filtration systems that work in tandem with the rest of your homes heating and cooling system. Whether or not you have an air filtration system, you can’t neglect your furnaces air filter. It…

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Cutting Wood - My Fantastic Maid

Even though dust is ever-present both inside and outside of a home, when renovations are in full swing, dusty conditions are often exacerbated and you’ll want to do what you can to minimize dust particles from blanketing your home. Whether a home is new or old, numerous substances can be stirred up when removing walls, refinishing floors, removing tile, or expanding living spaces. Homeowners who want to remodel with minimal construction debris floating through the air may find these proactive steps helpful. Prepare dust-containment plans. If a contractor is involved, it is often his or her responsibility to minimize dust. Do-it-yourselfers must make dust containment a priority. Protecting the floor and keeping the dust confined only to work areas can be achieved with plastic sheeting and other barriers. Designate an entrance and exit. The experts at This Old House say it is best to choose one doorway as the only…

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