Right now I’m in cleaning mode as we come to the end of the summer season.
Since we have a lot of airborne dust and dander that gets in from outside, you have to clean the house intensely before temperatures start to drop in autumn.
I get out my vacuum and I go up and down my walls with the extension wand. Without fail, I end up finding a lot of dust clinging to inside surfaces even if I can’t see it until it’s in my vacuum’s reservoir tank. This dust naturally gets into sorts of nooks and crannies all throughout one’s home. I vacuum my furniture to get any dust that settles into the upholstery or fabric surface, which is a really common place for dust buildup in the house. Another common place for dust is the HVAC system. If you don’t get regular ductwork cleanings, it’s possible that any existing microbial content on the inside surfaces of the ductwork will grab hold of dust particles as they move with the air coming through the system. This also gives them a chance to settle on the air conditioner’s evaporator coil and the furnace’s heating coil. Since I only use my furnace for a few months in winter, lots of dust settles onto the heating coil during the remaining months of the year. Without fail, it always smells terrible the first time I go to use my furnace again after leaving it in dormancy for six or seven months. However, running the furnace for an hour straight usually burns all of the microbial buildup off to the point where the odors are gone completely.