5 Simple Ways to Limit Dust at Your Commercial Properties

Getting rid of dust is a constant problem for all commercial properties. To ensure acceptable air quality and cleanliness for your properties, you need to institute a detailed dust prevention and removal routine. It’s easy enough to do when you know how to limit dust and do it regularly.

Why Limiting Dust is Important

Dust is more than just unsightly, it’s also unclean. If you let dust build up in your commercial properties, you’re likely to experience the following ill effects:

  • Poor air quality: Dust irritates people’s eyes, ears, and throats, makes it more difficult to breathe, and exacerbates allergies and asthma.
  • Unattractive build-up on surfaces: Dusty tables, shelves, and merchandise are unsightly and can turn off both visitors and employees.
  • Dust mites: Dust is a breeding ground for dust mites – microscopic, insect-like creatures that can trigger allergic reactions.
  • Worn-out carpets and drapes: Dust can contribute to the deterioration of carpets, draperies, and other coverings, requiring their premature replacement.

All of these issues can be alleviated by limiting the amount of dust on the property.

5 Effective Ways to Get Rid of Dust

How can you limit dust in your commercial properties? Here are five easy things you can do to get rid of dust and other fine particulates.

1. Dust With Microfiber Cloths

The simplest thing you can do to remove dust from interior surfaces is to dust those services. You get the best results by using microfiber cloths that don’t just move dust around but instead trap it. When you’re done dusting, wash the microfiber cloth and the dust is gone.

2. Vacuum, Sweep, and Mop

Dusting removes dust from surfaces, but what about carpets and flooring? To get the dust out of carpets and rugs, vacuum at least twice a week. For other floorings, sweeping every few days is the best approach – but make sure you mop the floors afterward to get rid of any dust kicked up by your broom.

3. Clean or Change Your Air Filters

Dust is easily distributed through the air by your HVAC system. To control the spread of airborne particulates, make sure you clean or change your air filters several times a year. You may also want to switch to a filter with a higher MERV rating.

4. Use an Air Purifier

To further reduce dust in the air, install an air purification system. An air purifier traps dust particles and can dramatically improve overall air quality.

5. Clean Your Air Ducts

Air ducts are another source of dust in commercial properties. Periodic air duct cleaning can make a huge difference in your building’s dust levels – and help your HVAC system run more efficiently.

Let the Severn Group Help You Improve Your Property’s Air Quality

When you want to improve overall air quality and reduce your heating and cooling bills, turn to the experts at The Severn Group. We’ve been providing HVAC services for almost two decades throughout the Maryland and Washington D.C. Metro area. Our experienced technicians will work with you to find the best ways to improve your building’s air quality and energy efficiency. Contact us today to learn more.

Contact us today to learn more about improving your building’s air quality.