Sometimes Dubai’s beautiful clear skies turn brownish red due to dust storms. Dust can creep in and settle in all the nooks and crannies of your home. It goes without saying that keeping your home clean and dust-free during the dusty weather can be challenging. ServiceMarket, the UAE’s leading online marketplace for cleaning services, has prepared this guide to help you clean up after dust storms and be prepared for them.
Regularly vacuum, clean, and sanitize your home
Don’t roll your eyes, because even if you keep your home as tidy as you can, you may not be keeping it as dust-free as you could. If you’re someone who cleans up after yourself everywhere you go in your home, ask yourself when you last dusted and wiped window sills or got rid of all the dust bunnies under your furniture and appliances.
Instead of just vacuuming once or twice a week, try frequent cleaning sessions to collect dust that is settling in your home on countertops, around windows, and in all the places you don’t see at a glance.
Try setting time for cleaning in your routine, and if you still find dust building up, consider hiring a professional house cleaning service in Dubai to stay on top of it.
And, even if you do clean your own home regularly, it’s a good idea to get a professional to clean and sanitize your home periodically. They’ll tackle a lot of different surfaces and things with special equipment and materials. It’s also worth remembering that dust settles in carpets, so think about using a carpet cleaning service a few times a year or after a particularly bad dust storm.
Get your AC units cleaned regularly
Your air conditioner is essentially a giant dust collector and can continue to circulate dust throughout your home if you don’t keep it clean. If you have members of your household who have respiratory issues, it’s especially important to be vigilant about this, as dust in the air will irritate their respiratory system.
As a general rule, you should book an AC cleaning service every 2-3 months, and get your AC ducts cleaned once a year, to make sure your AC can work optimally.
Try to prepare for dust storms in advance
While it isn’t always possible to foresee dusty weather, there are a few things you can do to limit how much dust enters your home.
- Make sure there’s no space under and around outer doors for sand or dust to get in.
- Don’t open doors and windows until after the wind has dropped completely.
- Stay inside until the storm has passed whenever possible.
- If it’s going to be a bad dust storm, roll up rugs and cover what you can to prevent the fine particles from settling into upholstery.
After the dust has settled (literally!), start the process of cleaning up your home after a sandstorm.
Once you have established a good routine and started booking the right professional cleaning services, you will be able to deal with spring and summer dust storms without any hassles. You can easily book a wide range of cleaning services through ServiceMarket, to keep you home spick and span all year round.