Should I Dust Clean Wash My Walls and How Do I Do It?

Most people think about dusting the surfaces of their furniture, but rarely do people consider dusting their walls. Dust walls?!? I hear you exclaim, punctuated with prolific interrobangs. While it may sound very silly to even consider dusting, let alone washing walls, the fact is, walls get dusty. Very dusty. Which makes sense when you think about it because they’re a surface just like the coffee table, television or sofa, and dust particles aren’t particularly picky about where they land.

Over time, that dust combines with ambient humidity, smoke residue from nearby forest and mountain fires (this means you, Utah and California), and oils from grubby fingers and even cooking fumes to leave your paint dingy and patchy, covered in a fine film of yuck. Admittedly, most people just live with this state of affairs and may not even notice it, but would you really choose not to dust the coffee table or clean the kitchen countertops for years on end? Of course not. While walls may not need such a frequent cleaning, they are worth considering while you’re in the throes of spring cleaning fever.  

So how does one go about it? The good news is that dusting your walls needn’t be a cumbersome task. Simply run the dry head of a microfiber mop along the wall, starting at the ceiling and working your way down. You’ll be shocked at the amount of dust, dirt, pet hair, human hair and other little surprises you’ll discover on the used mop-head.

If you can sees streaks appearing on the wall in the wake of the dry mophead, it may be time to consider going back over with the same mophead, doused to damp perfection in a bucket of slightly soapy warm water. This will get rid of the accumulated oils and gook left behind by the dry-dusting. If you’re concerned about drips, lay an old clean towel on the floor underneath the area you’re working on and just moved it as you move areas. 

Also be aware that at least some of the dust and debris will rain down onto the floor below while you’re dusting, so make sure to dust walls before you dust the furniture and give the area a good vacuuming after. It may seem like a big job, but it really only needs doing once every couple of years or so and can make a massive difference to how fresh and clean your house not only smells but looks.

When your carpets need blitzing from all that raining dust, give BCS a call at 801 561 1730 to schedule your deep carpet cleaning treatment.

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