Carpets are a popular home décor choice for many of us thanks to their warmth, comfort, insulation, and variety of design. One major drawback of this type of flooring is its ability to collect dust, which can be extremely hazardous and uncomfortable for those with allergies. Let’s take a look at some ways you can reduce the amount of dust in your carpet: Clean Regularly If you vacuum on a frequent basis you can get rid of a great deal of dust and help to stop any build up in its tracks. This should be done at least once a week to keep your rooms spick and span and dust levels low. Get a Capable Vacuum Cleaner The type of vacuum cleaner you own makes a huge difference to how dusty your carpets are so if yours is on its last legs it might be an idea to upgrade. Vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters are much more adept at picking up dust and can be a lifesaver for those who suffer with allergies. Speak to the Professionals It’s recommended that you get all carpets and rugs in your home professionally cleaned once a year. This will not only remove any stubborn stains, but also gives them the deep clean they need to prevent dust build up. Remove Clutter If you have clutter on your floor (magazines, toys, etc.) get cleaning as they provide an ideal haven for dust to congregate. Try and keep floor space as clear as possible. Carpet Choice Certain types of carpet and rugs trap more dust than others, so if you’re shopping for new flooring keep that at the forefront of your mind if you or your family are sensitive. Clean from Top to Bottom When giving your home a spring clean start at the top and work your way down. Wipe down wood, furniture, window sills etc. then vacuum soft furnishings, carpets, and rugs thoroughly. To clean rugs take them outside if possible so as not to spread dust around.