Through my job showing and selling vacuum home care systems, I’ve been in hundreds of homes. During my presentation of the home care system, I try to clean various areas of the home to show off the different features and benefits. I’ve found that there are several areas of the home I can pull dirt from that many homeowners just forget about, or don’t do because they don’t have the proper equipment to make it easy. It’s important to get these areas of the home, especially for those with asthma and allergies, since centralized air systems enable the movement of the small particles gathered in these areas to become airborne and move around the house. Here is a list of some of the places I can most frequently pull dirt from:

Air conditioning vents: The intake vent for your air conditioner really attracts small dust particles because that’s where it sucks in air. I recommend vacuuming it with a dusting brush tool every time you change the air conditioner’s filter.

Ceiling fans: They’re often hard to reach, so they simply don’t get done. However, every time you turn the fan on, the dust it accumulates can become airborne. I recommend vacuuming ceiling fans at least once a month.

101682649The top of book shelves, kitchen cabinets, and other miscellaneous high ledges: These are often places that aren’t done, since most people cannot see the dust there, and they are also difficult places to reach. However, especially with centralized air, when dust gathers in those places it can become harmful to the air quality of the home, since the dust can also become airborne with the slightest movements.

Under furniture: Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there. These may also be difficult places to clean, but small particles can get underneath just by the air movement in the home. The rougher particles can cause damage to the flooring underneath, and some particles can even lead to mold or fungi growth. I recommend trying to get underneath furniture once every two to three months.

Windows and doors: Often, the runners are where doors and windows collect a lot of dust, dirt, and other particles from the outside, like pollens, mold spores, and fungi. To prevent such particles from entering further into the home, I recommend vacuuming these areas at least once a month with a crevice tool. check this siteĀ least cleaned areas of a home

Popcorn Ceilings (if applicable): These are the most difficult type of ceilings to clean, especially if you have ceiling vents. The ceiling then becomes discolored and obviously dirty from the way the ceiling attracts the small particles. Since the bristles on most wall brush and ceiling brush attachments are so hard that they ruin the popcorn ceiling, it’s especially difficult to clean. You should use a dusting brush attachment with soft bristles seasonally to maintain the appearance of the popcorn ceiling around the centralized air vents, or when you begin to see discoloration, more often if you can see build-up on the popcorn.