Dust is a common problem that all Bath, Pennsylvania, homeowners are likely to face. A dusty home can lead to increased allergies, worsening asthma problems, and a host of other respiratory concerns. While you may think you have dust problems under control, there may be dust hiding in your home in areas you haven’t even thought to look. Here we’ll discuss some of the more common hiding places for dust.

Bedding in Your Home

When you think of dust, you may not be thinking of your bedding. Most people assume that dust settles on unused, hard surfaces. In truth, your skin cells shed all over your home, especially on your bedding. Even if you stay on top of keeping your bed outfitted with fresh sheets, you should launder your blankets, comforters, and pillows regularly, as well.


Dust commonly accumulates on table surfaces. If this is the only place you dust, however, you may be neglecting the other furniture in your home. Dust can also settle on cloth, metal, and wood finishes of your furniture. Vacuum your furniture regularly and deep clean every few months. Don’t neglect the bottom of your furniture either.

Inside Drawers

Aside from the occasional reorganization, odds are you rarely give your drawers a second thought once you have gotten what you need from them. Tackle the drawers in your refrigerator with cleaning wipes, and use a microfiber cloth to wipe down other drawers every couple of months.


While you likely wipe down the base of your lamp every so often, you may be neglecting one of the best places for dust to hide: your lampshade. Make a habit of wiping down your shade when dusting the table your lamp sits on.

Don’t let dust stay hidden in your home, negatively impacting your indoor air quality (IAQ). Need more ways to improve the IAQ in your home? Contact Sullivan Oil & Propane at (610) 810-3992 today. One of our specialists can help you address your IAQ concerns.

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