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May 02

Dusting hard surfaces and removing cobwebs

This blog post will cover best practice for dusting hard surfaces.

Warning!

Important: Always use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when undertaking any cleaning task and follow the manufacturer’s product use and where relevant dilution guidance.

Dusting hard surfaces

Ensure that you have an appropriate duster or soft damp cloth. Check that any furniture polish you may use while you are dusting is appropriate for the furniture in question, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Dust systematically with a specific path in mind, in order to minimise the possibility of missing items of furniture. For example move clockwise or counter-clockwise and top to bottom through the area, starting in one corner.

Move objects as you go and clean the surface underneath thoroughly. As you replace the items, clean those items as well.

Shake or rinse your cloth regularly. When you notice your cloth has become dirty and full of dust, rinse or replace it.

While dusting don’t forget the hard to reach places such as behind the furniture and crevices in the furniture. Use a small clean paintbrush to get in any nooks and crannies.

To reach behind heavy furniture you can use a duster with a telescopic handle or you can even use a vacuum cleaner. To take away the dust and cobwebs along the wall you can use a damp mop, a soft brush or duster with a telescopic handle.

Don’t forget to dust wall and ceiling lights. For large lighting installations they may have to be periodically removed to ensure a full clean.

In order to dust soft fabric furnishings use a crevice tool or other upholstery attachments for your vacuum cleaner.

Removing cobwebs

Ensure that you have an appropriate cobweb duster or soft damp cloth. In order to access difficult to reach areas, such as behind heavy furniture or equipment or areas above head height, use a duster with a telescopic handle.

Dust systematically, with a specific path in mind, in order to minimise the possibility of missing an area. For example, move clockwise or counter-clockwise and top to bottom through the area, starting in one corner.

Use a vacuum duster in hallways to remove clinging cobwebs.

Don’t forget to remove cobwebs from hall and ceiling lights. For large lighting installations they may have to be periodically removed to ensure a full clean.

Notice

Disclaimer: Every precaution has been taken to ensure that the information and advice given in this Gopher user guide is accurate and reflects current best practice. If you are in any doubt on any matter in relation to the information or advice given then you should always take further professional advice. No responsibility for loss occasioned by any corporate body or individual acting or refraining from action as a result of using any material contained within any user guide shown on this site can be accepted by Gopher Supplies or its associated companies.