Although dust is found everywhere, it can be controlled, both at the source and through regular cleaning.


  • Vacuum using a central vacuum system or one with a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter at least once a week.
  • Where possible, replace carpeting with smooth flooring.
  • Regularly clean items with damp cloths that collect dust and dirt. Common dust collectors include: television and television stand, electronic equipment, coffee table, bookcase or shelving unit, paintings hung from the wall, lamps and lampshades, and blinds.
  • Regularly vacuum soft furniture such as sofas and cushions to remove food crumbs, pet dander and dust mites. If possible, vacuum or wash curtains.
  • One part lemon juice with two parts vegetable oil makes a safe furniture and floor polish.
  • Regularly replace furnace filters and vacuum your heating vents.

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Page Last Updated: 18/06/2018