October 23, 2014
Are Your Dust Bunnies Toxic?
Do dust bunnies live under your bed, hidden by beautiful dust ruffles? When you look down at your baseboards, has dust collected on them and in the corners of each room? It isn’t surprising, and it actually happens to even the best of us. Unless you obsessively clean your home every single day, there’s bound to be a bit of dust hiding around the house. And who wants to spend their days continuously dusting? You have a life, work, and a family. You have much more important things to do than dust.
Unfortunately, getting rid of that dust is actually pretty important. The sad truth is that recent studies have shown that dust contains toxins and chemicals that have migrated into your home via your shoes, through open windows and doors, and even through the use of traditional home cleaning products. In addition to these toxic chemicals, dust is also composed of animal fur, human skin, food debris, lint, decomposing bugs, dirt, and fabric fibers. These components settle on the surfaces in your home.
While leaving these toxic dust bunnies to their own devices isn’t a solution, taking care of them on your own can sometimes make the situation worse. Let’s think about it for a moment.
If you use traditional dusting products, you may be getting rid of the current dust, but you’re feeding more toxic chemicals into the air and allowing future toxic dust bunnies to develop. The more you use chemical-ridden products, the more chemicals remain in your home, on surfaces and in the air.
In addition, the type of cleaning cloth you use to remove dust can make things worse. Regular home cleaning cloths don’t trap the dust. Instead, they simply spread it around. This means the dust isn’t really gone; it’s actually in the air that you’re breathing in.
So, What’s the Solution?
Getting rid of those dust bunnies is important to keeping your home beautiful and safe, and the best way to do it is hiring Greenapple House Cleaning. Here are a few reasons why.
- We use green cleaning products for every step of the home cleaning process. This means that we won’t be reintroducing chemicals into your home every time it’s cleaned.
- We use microfiber cloths for dusting and cleaning, as these cloths don’t simply push dirt and dust around. Instead, microfiber traps dirt until it has been rinsed out, ensuring that your home is actually free of dust.
- We can save you time. There’s a poem that says, “Cleaning and dusting can wait ’til tomorrow, for babies grow up, we’ve learned to our sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep. I’m rocking my baby, and babies don’t keep.” (Written by Ruth Hulbert Hamilton) When you have a family, every moment is precious, and you don’t want to waste what little time you have with them dusting your home. Don’t miss a moment; let us take over the cleaning responsibilities.
Are the dust bunnies in your home toxic? The answer is most likely yes. Take care of them today with the help of Greenapple House Cleaning.