Pre-Listing Home Inspections

Want to sell your home faster and for more money? We all would. We work hard to maintain our homes and to keep them in good condition. So when it comes time to sell your home, you want as few road blocks as possible.

One of the best ways that you can prepare your home to sell is to get a pre-listing home inspection. A pre-listing home inspection allows you to find the issues with your home before a buyer’s home inspector finds them – and puts your deal in jeopardy.

Watch this short  video below to see what you can do to prepare to sell your home, and why having a pre-listing home inspection is so important. And feel free to contact us to schedule your pre-listing home inspection!

How can I improve the air quality in my home?

In our last article, we looked at the potential causes of air pollutants in our home. In this article, we will look at ways to reduce and treat these pollutants. Here are a few suggestions:

  • When using cleaning chemicals in the home, try to avoid using aerosols and opt for nontoxic cleaners, also make cat-717806__340sure you read the instructions on the bottle to make sure you use them in the appropriate way.
  • If you have pets in your home, make sure to vacuum and clean regularly, especially in areas where your pets sleep etc. Bathe and groom your pets on a regular basis.
  • Certain types of new furniture and soft furnishings contain formaldehyde and can release formaldehyde gas, try to ventilate the area. Hang your curtains and soft furnishings in a well ventilated space at first to air them out.
  • If you’re a smoker, try and smoke outside as the smoke from tobacco contains harmful chemicals.
  • Areas that can be prone to mold and damp  should be inspected regularly. Your home inspector can help you with this.
  • Certain indoor plants can also be very useful in absorbing pollutants.

As you can see, there are many things we can do to improve the air quality in our home. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have regarding the quality of air in your home.

How good is the air quality in my home?

More and more people nowadays are being affected by pollutants in the air. These can cause many different allergies allergy-18656__340and respiratory ailments. It’s important then, to analyze how good the air quality is in our home, especially as it’s the place we spend most of our time.

The bad news is that every room of our home has potentially harmful pollutants in it and in general, outdoor air is better quality than indoor air. The good news is that something can usually be done about it.

Here are a few potential air quality hazards to look out for:

  • Damp and humid areas where mold and mildew can grow
  • Pet dander, dust mites, and insects such as cockroaches
  • Household cleaning products
  • Solvents used to treat furnishings such as curtains and couches
  • Asbestos and lead paints if the house is older
  • Dust and pollen

This is a brief overview of the potential hazards to air quality in the home, and as we can see, most of us have at least a few of these in our home.

In the next blog, we will look at what can be done to treat these issues, as well as ways to prevent them.

Please contact us here at Wise Home Inspections with any questions you may have about the air quality in your home