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Why Your House Is So Dusty (And What To Do About It)

Posted on October 21, 2022

Dusty houses can be a pain, especially when you, a housemate, or a house guest have a dust allergy. It can be hard to figure out where it’s coming from and even harder to stop the dust. But don’t worry – a solution is possible. There are a few ways dust can start to form in your Carrollton home, and each has its own solution.

Bad Dusting Habits

You may be either not dusting enough or not dusting properly. You should ensure you’re dusting at least once a month, although once a week is better if you have pets. You also need to check whether or not your feather duster or other tool is actually picking up dust or if it’s simply moving it around.

Shed Skin

A major component of dust is shed skin. If many people or animals live in your Carrollton home, and if one or more has been shedding a lot lately, this may be the culprit for your dust buildup. Even if it’s not the sole culprit, it’s likely a contributing factor. You can’t stop this process altogether, but an air purifier can help prevent this dust from getting too overwhelming.


Pets shed skin and bring in all kinds of particles from all over Carrollton that can contribute to dust. Fur, outside dirt and pollen, you name it. The truth is, the pets you keep will always be somewhat filthy. The best way to combat this is to regularly clean your pets and make sure you dust regularly.

Carpet Soils

Your carpets, upholstery, and other fabric items in your Carrollton home can hold a lot of filth. Carpet soils get trapped deep within the fibers, coming out only to contaminate your air. This can include bacteria, dust mites, and mold spores. The best way to fight this type of dust is to vacuum at least once a week and call a professional cleaner if necessary.

Poorly Insulated Windows

There could be something in your windows causing dust from the outside to come inside. This could be tiny spaces between the areas where the window opens or even poorly-installed glass. You should have someone look at your insulation if you believe this may be the culprit to your dusty Carrollton home.

Poor HVAC Filters

Your HVAC filter may not be filtering as much as it should. It may be clogged, or perhaps it’s just very cheap and unable to insulate anything well. Whatever the cause is, you should try replacing the HVAC filters with something high-quality. You might even need an HVAC cleaning professional to come over and check out your HVAC system.

Leaky Ducts

The air ducts in your home might be leaking dust. Check if there’s any visible dust blowing out of your system. Sometimes there are holes or cracks in your air duct system, or a faulty filter here and there that leads to leaky ducts. If you notice dust coming out of your air ducts, call a Carrollton air duct cleaner.

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