We often talk with our clients about their cleaning routine. This helps us determine their requirements and provide them with the best result with our service. Unsurprisingly, dusting is among the most hated chores for almost every homeowner. Why is that? Because dusting is a tedious task you simply cannot avoid if you want a clean, nice looking home.
Although you cannot skip cleaning it, you can still do something to lower the amount of dust in your home. There are some spots where dust tends to collect the most. If you clean them properly you will minimise the overall amount of dust at your house and make cleaning a whole lot easier.
Ceiling Fans and Chandeliers
Why do ceiling fans (and fans in general) attract so much dust? To answer this you need to remember some of your high school physics lessons. As the fans’ blades rotate, they undergo frictional forces because of the “rubbing” against the air. This helps their surface to build up a net charge. Since dust particles also have charge of their own, dust gets attracted to the blades. This is why, although it seems logical for the dust to fall of the blades when the fan is working, it keeps stuck to their surface.
What is the best way to clean your ceiling fan? Get a microfibre towel and wipe thoroughly the blades of the fan. Don’t miss the light fixtures and other parts of the chandelier as well. Although the Internet has gone crazy over cleaning the ceiling fan blades with a pillowcase, the truth is, cotton, linen, silk, and other natural materials used for pillowcases aren’t as efficient in picking the dust particles, as the microfibre.
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