Dust is made up of a combination of dead human skin cells, pet dander, hair, dirt particles, and other microscopic nasties. Not exactly something you want all over your workplace, right? Not only that, but dust can contribute to allergies, respiratory issues, coughing, sneezing, and eye irritation. That means that proper dusting of your commercial space will make it a safer environment as well as a welcoming, tidy one.
Here are some quick tips on how to dust your space properly.
Do it Often
Dust accumulates faster than you might think, especially in areas that don’t get a lot of traffic, like shelves and surfaces that aren’t used every day. Your space should be thoroughly dusted at least once a week to reduce the amount of dust-related allergens that are present in the air.
Work from the Top Down
Many people don’t think there’s a strategy to dusting, but this will actually make the job way easier and more effective. Start with high surfaces and work your way down to lower ones. This way, you will not send dust from higher surfaces onto lower ones that you already cleaned. No need to re-clean!
Use the Right Supplies
Use a cloth (microfibre is best) and avoid dusters and dusting sprays. Dusters and dusting sprays will remove dust from the surface you’re cleaning, but they unsettle the dust and let it loose into the air, so you end up breathing it in or it just lands on another surface and stays there. A microfibre cloth, on the other hand, picks up the dust and keeps it on the surface of the cloth, so you actually remove the dust from the whole area instead of simply moving it around.
Don’t Forget the Plants!
If you have houseplants in your workplace, you may not think about cleaning them. The leaves of houseplants, especially broad-leafed plants like peace lilies or monstera, are magnets for dust and are often forgotten when it comes to dusting. Make sure during every dusting session you take a few minutes to run a microfibre cloth over the leaves of any houseplants in your space.
These tips have given you some useful know-how on how to dust, but what if you don’t have the time? Anago’s cleaning teams have got you covered. Get in touch today for a free cleaning quote and let Anago do the dirty work for you.