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Posted on 4/06/10 at 11:30 PM By ckoppe | 12 Replies

What works best to control dust accumulation

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What works best to control dust accumulation

Posted on 6/08/11 at 11:14 AM

Marion Turner

Perkasie, PA

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I buy the swiffer sweeper cloths and use them to dust with. You get more in a box than the dusters and they work just as well. I use one for all the day's dusting needs then throw it out.
Posted on 4/09/11 at 10:37 AM

stephanie coenen

Sioux City, IA

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i love my microfiber cloths and vacum the ceiling fan blades lol
Posted on 9/19/10 at 10:30 AM

malia trice

Fort Campbell, KY

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I have a microfiber duster.  It works great especially in hard to reach area's.
Posted on 9/17/10 at 10:01 PM


Libby, MT

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Posted on 8/27/10 at 12:07 PM

iva runyon

forest hills, KY

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I think it would be to do constant cleaning, vacuming carpets, upholstery, mattresses, washing curtains, bedlinens, and probably to go from carpet to hardwood floors for long term benefits.
Posted on 8/12/10 at 6:32 PM


Cleveland, OH

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products with HEPA filters.....I own a Bissell Lift-Off Multi Cyclonic Pet Vacuum.....It has a HEPA media filter. Also air purifiers works wonders.
Posted on 7/13/10 at 5:19 PM

Greg Weaver

East Berlin, PA

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I can't emphasize that enough, most people forget they're even there, and if you have crud building up on the vents, you can be sure it's time to change that filter.  It also saves you money because restores airflow, meaning the system doesn't have to work as hard to heat and cool.  It should be simple to remove it from your air handler, Google the model number if you don't know how to remove the filter. 

The "lifetime" reusable filters are crap, they only block relatively large particles.  Take the old filter out, take it to the hardware store, and make sure you get the right size.  There are several grades, bear in mind that the smaller the particles it filters, the more often you'll have to replace it.

Also, if you don't own a wet-vac for cleaning your carpet, get one. You'll be amazed at how much dirt and dust comes out of a "clean" carpet once it's moistened and made heavy enough to suck up.

The Pro-heat 2x is the best consumer-grade one I've ever used, and you don't need to get the high end model (they really only differ by the attachments, and the basic brush attachment is the one you'll use the most anyway.)  Although the extreme low-end model only has 10 rows of bristles on the carpet rollers, I opted for the 12-row model.

Don't get a Hoover Steamvac--the newer ones have really soft bristles that don't do jack.  They are easier to empty (2 tanks as opposed to the single tank with a bladder), but their capacity is lower.  I know I sound like a shill, but the Pro-heat seriously got the best reviews, which is why I bought it and how I ended up here on these forums.

Posted on 6/09/10 at 9:06 AM


Mansfield, OH

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The trick is to dust often and with the correct tools.  I find a micro fiber towel and dusting polish works the best. And if you have allergies, they even have a "hypo-allergenic" Endust "Free" that works great for my mother who has asthma.  Also, if you can't dust often or if you have pets and kids "running around" the key is vacuuming your carpets often.  You would be surprised how much of the dust comes from carpeting.  Also, we all are short on time, but you will find that it is much easier to dust and vacuum as often as you can because it's an easier chore when you don't let it all build up, because then if flies around the room and it's like a futile chase. LOL  One last trick, Get a GOOD HEPA rated air cleaner and run it all the time.  I have a great one that has the Ultra-violet light that helps kill bacteria as well as the HEPA filters and the filters are easily vacuumed with my "Airtight HEPA" Bissell Healthy Home Vacuum.  Good luck!

Posted on 5/20/10 at 1:26 AM


Burlingame, CA

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air purifiers are nice but i have two and when its time to clean the hepa filters you better have a purifier runnin right by you or a vacuum suckin up all the dust cuz it will make your allergies baaaad.

Posted on 4/17/10 at 4:56 PM
Located on the white label above, usually on the back of the machine.

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