High ceilings are beautiful features that we often see in older homes. 19th and early 20th-century homes tend to have 10 or even 12-foot ceilings!

The only downside of high or vaulted ceilings is the way that they trap dust in hard-to-reach places. 

The problem with dust isn’t just the messy look. It can also cause respiratory problems for people who are regularly exposed to it.

Read on to find out how you can tackle the dust on your high ceilings!

Telescopic Cleaning Poles

Tall ladders are not the best or safest option for cleaning high ceilings. You have to move around to reach every nook and cranny. Plus, ten-foot ladders are not for the faint of heart.

Instead, purchase a telescopic cleaning pole that can adjust to every part of your ceiling. Many telescopic cleaning poles can adjust from five to thirty feet with little effort, giving you the opportunity to tackle dust while safely planted on the floor.

Forked Dusters For High Ceiling Fans

If your high ceilings have fans, you may want to invest in a forked duster that can be attached to the end of your telescopic cleaning pole. This will make it much easier to remove dust from both sides of each fan blade with one swipe of the duster.


Dust particles may seem harmless due to their microscopic size, but they can do serious damage to your eyes. Even a small foreign object can lead to corneal abrasions or infections that require medical attention.

Because you’ll be staring straight up, disturbed dust can fall down onto your face. Wear goggles when you clean your high ceilings so that your eyes will be unaffected. 

Start with Your High Ceilings and Work Your Way Down

If you’re embarking on a full cleaning of your home, start with your ceilings and work your way down. Dusters don’t always catch all of the dust they touch and you may notice that some of the dust will resettle on lower areas of the room.

Once you’ve made your way down the walls and over any dust-collecting decor and furniture, finish with a final vacuuming to make sure that all of the dust is truly gone. When emptying a vacuum after cleaning up dust, it’s best to do so outside with a facemask to protect your mouth and nose.

Professional Cleaning Services That Tackle High Ceilings

Perhaps you don’t have the time or physical ability to clean your high ceilings yourself! If that’s the case, consider hiring a cleaning service that will tackle your dusty high ceilings for you.

All houses, old and new, acquire a great deal of dust over the years. High ceilings make it particularly difficult to get rid of all of the dust that has accumulated indoors.

Hiring a cleaning service is a great way to improve the state of your home and even your health. We use safe and effective cleaning products and leave no surface undusted!

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