Post # 1
My house is covered in dust, and I don’t know what else to do. what do you do?
Its a 60 year old house, and I have a large shedding dog, but the amount of dust that accumulates is insane. I vacuum weekly (dyson animal), I use so many swifters (brooms, mops, rags, i own and use them all) they should probably put me in a commercial. I have hardwood floors which doesn’t help to hide the situation either. I have put in one of those super thick furnace filters (even though the furnace guy told me it is bad for the fan motor, but I just can’t take the dust!) I have an air purifier in two rooms, but it doesn’t seem to make a difference.
What do you do in your houses? Is daily dusting the only solution? Thank you for your help, I’m going insane over this.
Post # 3
I bought a Furminator for my cat; it’s essentially a brush with a razor in it so you can cut out the underlayers of fur. I furminate him often to help catch the fur before it ends up all over!
I’m also considering getting a Roomba on Craigslist or something similar that I can run daily. I know it doesn’t do well with area rugs, so I’d still vacuum the house every week, but maybe the Roomba will help keep it under control?
I’d love to hear other people’s tips!
Post # 4
@edgebee: How often do you change the filters in your air conditioner? I assume that would be different filters than your furnace? I would change those monthly as dust accumulates fast! We live in a very dusty house and have to change them frequently.
Post # 5
@edgebee: I change my filters on my a/c furnace every month, and it helps
Post # 6
@edgebee: OMG I feel your pain! Our house has a crazy amount of dust! FI is a heating and cooling guy, so our furnace and filter are kept in super good condition, and it does not help! Drives. Me. Insane. I’m hoping someone here has some good advice (other than never get dark wood furniture in a dusty house!! Grr!).
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Put down a few area rugs in high traffic (and animal napping) areas to catch some of the fur so it’s not just floating around on the floor. Brushing him at least weekly should also help cut down on the shedding.
Post # 8
@PermaStudent: ALL our furniture and floors are dark wood. It looks so terrible! I wish I’d known this before I bought the furniture and floors!
@sunsetchristy: I have a roomba AND a furminator! I’ve become OCD about this. I think maybe its not the dog hair, but dander or something?
@jtsing: yes, we’re doing it once a month also. I upgraded to the expensive 3M allergy filters, and ran the fan for a week and while it was a little better a week later the dust was just as bad
does anyone know of any good air purifiers? Are those built to deal with this dust issue?
Post # 9
We just moved out of an apartment that was so dusty, I couldn’t keep up. I too owned every “dust” cleaning product known to man and would still find crazy amounts of dust everywhere. I am looking for answers too, because I cannot have that happen in my new house! We have a cat and I brush her every other day.
Post # 11
Commenting so that I can follow this post.
Our house is a year old and SO dusty! Our ducts are clean, I change the furnace filter, etc. and I’m still dusting everything daily.