Not all dusting equipment is created equal. Just as a mechanic or handyman chooses the right tool for the right job, choosing a duster depends upon what you are going to use it for.
Synthetic dusters use long fibers which generate static electricity to collect dust. You have probably seen these multicolor dusters, made from polyester, which have the advantage of being able to be bent into any shape to contour to any shape. Similarly, specialty dusters such as pipe dusters and split duster are used in applications where a particular shape in needed. Most of these types of dusters come with extension handles to reach high surfaces.
The most popular and environmentally friendly tool for dusting is the microfiber cloth. These cloths have many uses, and are color-coded so that each color is designated for a specific function (dusting, cleaning glass, bathrooms fixtures, etc.) These cloths are highly effective in “grabbing” dust with thousands of tiny fibers. They can be used wet or dry, and can be laundered to be used over and over again. They are the most effective method to remove dust for most applications.
Another method of dusting involves using a dusting attachment on an extension of your vacuum cleaner. This is particularly useful for high dusting, getting into tight areas, corners and behind furniture. By using a vacuum, the dust does not enter the air, nor do “clumps” of dust fall to the surfaces below.
As you can see, the types of dusters you choose depend on the circumstances. You want to choose one that is effective, but at the same time efficient.
We hope that this article is helpful to you. If dusting isn’t your thing, just contact Housekeeping Associates and leave the cleaning to us!