5 Things You Didn’t Know You Should Vacuum

At Bryan’s Fuel, we understand the importance of keeping your home clean and free of air pollutants so that you and your family can breathe easier. Staying on top of dusting and cleaning is essential for maintaining good indoor air quality in your home.

One of the easiest ways to reduce dust in your home is to use your vacuum, in the following ways:

Curtains

Like your rugs and carpets, curtains attract dust, pollen and animal hair — but curtains are one of the only upholstered items in our homes that we neglect to vacuum. Fabric curtains can’t be cleaned with dusters or cloths, and it can be a pain to take them down and put them in the dryer, so we recommend using your vacuum instead. Use the thin attachment and give them a once-over every couple of weeks.

HVAC Vents

Many homeowners know to clean or replace their HVAC filters every season, but vacuuming your vents could be just as important. Vents can attract dust which gets pushed out into your home when the forced air from your HVAC system blows. Dirty, dusty vents can contribute to poor air quality and result in allergies or respiratory problems. Vacuum your HVAC vents, and the ducts immediately around them, to keep them clean and reduce the dust in your home..

Ceiling Fan

Next time you go to vacuum your vents, consider vacuuming your ceiling fan as well. This is especially important in the spring, before you start using your ceiling fan more during the summer months. If your ceiling fan is covered in dust and dirt, it will spread it around each time it’s turned on. Use an extended dust attachment with your vacuum cleaner to clean the blades.

Dryer Vents

Vacuuming your dryer vent and ensuring that it’s not clogged will help you improve your dryer’s efficiency. However, it’s also important to clean your dryer vent every so often to reduce the chances of a fire. You should clean your dryer vent once a year, and you can do it yourself with the proper vacuum attachment.

Baseboards & Molding

When was the last time you vacuumed your baseboards? For many of us, it wasn’t recent enough. Despite the fact that many homeowners vacuum and sweep their floors on a fairly regular basis, baseboards and moldings are often neglected. Next time you vacuum your floors, use a small brush attachment on your vacuum and slide it along the baseboards.

There are lots of ways you can increase your home’s indoor air quality, including installing air purifiers and filtration systems. To learn more about how Bryan’s Fuel can help you have an allergen-free home, contact us today.

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