Asked on Apr 15, 2019

How do I keep down the amount of dust that comes into my home?

Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CACor32419347Mogie


I live in an apartment right at the entrance to the incoming door of my apartment home and I cannot keep the dust down in my home. Any suggestions?

5 answers
  • Donclemens
    on Apr 15, 2019

    Use a air purifier

    • Denise
      on Apr 20, 2019

      That's a good idea but it's something I cannot afford right now. I don't want to buy an inexpensive one because you do get what you pay for. Thanks for replying.

  • Linda Sikut
    Linda Sikut
    on Apr 15, 2019

    Hi Denise,

    An air filter would definitely help. Also remember that when you dust, unless you actually pick up the dust with a vacuum or a damp rag, the dust will go into the air and eventually settle again. That can't help your situation. :( Here's an article that is all about dust and how to clean it up. Hopefully this will help you. Wishing you the best.

    • Denise
      on Apr 20, 2019

      Thanks Linda. I'll check out that article now. I'll let you know how it goes.

  • Mogie
    on Apr 15, 2019

    Keep your windows closed and if your home is heated or cooled by central air up grade you air filters.

    Is the flue open on your fire place? Does it need to be cleaned out?

    Check you clothes dryer to make sure it doesn't have a leak in the hose or blockage.

    If you are a smoker go outside so you don't add more ash to the air inside.

    Dust and then vacuum. That way you are not getting all that dust you just vacuumed up all over the floor again.

    Dust sticks more to rough surfaces then smooth one. Barnwood collects more dust then a smooth painted wall.

    Caulk your baseboards and window panes to eliminate gaps. Look for any gaps outside your home and caulk them as well.

  • Cor32419347
    on Apr 15, 2019

    It’s a long shot but maybe your landlord will let you move to a different unit.

  • Try "wet dusting." You might consider an ionizer too.

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