Top 5 dusting tools for Los Angeles house cleaning

Top 5 dusting tools for Los Angeles house cleaning

Dusting is important to maintain a clean, healthy environment. Several tools are available to aid in this task, but some are better than others at preventing damage to furniture and reducing the spread of dust.

Though there are many products available for dusting, a professional knows just what tool is best to clean your house. Angie’s List contains many ratings and reviews of Los Angeles house cleaning professionals. Members searched Angie's List for professional house cleaners more than 1,200 times during August 2011.

When making your hiring decision, be sure to ask the professional what kind of dusting tools he/she uses so you can better make your decision based on the needs of you and your family.

1. Dusters: These come in the traditional feather variety or the more recent colorful fiber dusters. Anyone with allergies should avoid feather dusters. If you do decided to use a feather duster, make sure your replace it once a feather breaks.

This could help you avoid scratching the surface of your furniture. Lamb’s wool or synthetic fiber dusters also are popular. But these methods really just move dust, and at best, keep it trapped rather than allowing it to be removed permanently from the premises.

2. Microfiber cloth: These are great at attracting and holding on to dust. Also, because they don’t require the use of polish, they prevent build-up. Most microfiber cloths can be washed, leaving them clean for future use and ultimately sending the dust down the drain.

3. Disposable wipes: Many wipes are pre-infused with furniture polish or another cleaning medium. They are available specifically for furniture or as multi-use wipes good for furniture, countertops and electronics. However, the packages or containers need to be closed well to prevent them from drying out.

Their disposability makes them easy to use, but that also means you’re adding to the landfill problem. These also aren’t a great option for those who have chemical allergies.

4. Compressed air: Cloths and disposable wipes may not be appropriate to get the dust off you electronics, which by their nature attract a great deal of dust. In this instance, you may want to buy a canister of compressed air, which moves the dust off your keyboard and other sensitive parts. It then will need to be removed from the surface of your desk or table.

5. Specialized equipment: You also may want to include in your cleaning arsenal tools like reusable ceiling fan dusters and dusters for blinds. Ceiling fan dusters usually are shaped to clean the flat blades and often have telescoping handles for easy reach without a need for ladders. Dusting tools for blinds usually are designed to allow multiple strips to be cleaned at the same time, reducing the amount of time spent on this chore.


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