Improving Indoor Air Quality: Good For You And Potential Buyers
If you’ve got the best property on the block, but when a potential buyer walks in, a miasma with a funky odor wafts out, it’s probably going to sour the sale. If you’re not selling and you’ve got strange smells in your home, that’s probably bad for your health. If it isn’t something you think impacts your health, consider that it’s bad for the health of your children or guests.
Poor air quality inside a home will lead to chronic health issues, depending on how bad the air quality is. You’ve got to keep your home’s air clean. If you’re not in a home, but some sort of professional building, the same is true. In an industrial setting this may have OSHA regulations defining thresholds. Regardless, clean air is fundamental.
However, getting the air clean is easier to conceive than achieve; accordingly, in this writing we’ll cover a few tips and tricks to help you keep air quality clean in affordable, renewable, reliable ways. We’ll cover a few straightforward methods, and a few which you may not have considered before.
Fuzzy Surfaces Like Carpets: Either Clean Or Replace Them
Fuzzy blankets, fuzzy carpets, tapestries, or other things which collect dander and dust contribute to dirty air. This is especially true concerning items in the most trafficked areas of a home. Beat out the rug every couple of weeks or months. Alternatively, replace the rugs. If you can wash them, do that! Many rugs can’t be washed, though. Blankets are washable.
Vacuuming, Cleaning Mattresses Twice A Month, Vented Cooking
At least once a week the entire premises should be vacuumed. Commercial buildings often do this daily. That will take up the majority of particulate matter which can be unhealthy. While you’re doing this, be sure to beat out and launder mattresses at least twice monthly. You’d be surprised the level of particulates these can accrue.
Earlier it was said you want to beat out rugs. You realize they act sort of like a filter on a fish tank? Everything eventually settles into them, and they’ll get heavy over the years. Well, the same is true of mattresses. Bits of skin slide through the spaces between sheet fibers and sink into the mattress itself. You’ve got to clean sheets and mattresses.
Lastly, vent cooking. A lot of particulates from smoke will waft through the house and contribute to filthy air. If you don’t have some sort of fan to vent cooking fumes, try to open a window or something.
Traditional HVAC Systems, And Their Maintenance
Traditional Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) can do much to move around air and clean it; just be sure to change the filters at the recommended times. Maintenance can be difficult with HVAC systems, but provided you stay on top of them, you should be able to reasonably clean the air without too much difficulty. The only downside here is time and cost.
Exercising Tips From Home-Selling Groups
Quite a few agencies are out there which regularly deal with homes that have “funky” air. They’ve got all manner of ventilation tips. To learn more about how to keep the quality of the atmosphere in your home something that makes potential buyers more likely to purchase the property, it could be worthwhile to consider this information on air quality by IsoldMyHouse.com.
Just think about it critically: if you’re going to sell a home that’s been repossessed by a bank or something, it may have been used by those who cooked up varying illicit substances at one time. To sell the property, they’ve got to clean it. They’ll know how to do that, and quickly; checking out such resources can save you a lot of time.
Plants naturally purify the air, they look great, and they produce a pleasant effluvia that makes your home or property much more amenable to those either visiting it or living there. Depending on the plant, of course. Citronella, peace lily, spider plants, English ivy, and bamboo are just a few you may want to consider.
Ventilation, Ventilation, Ventilation
When all else fails, ventilate. Open all the windows and screen doors, set up fans. Once you’ve beat out all the rugs, vacuumed everything, set up plants, turned on the A/C, cleaned mattresses, and exercised top-tier tips from selling agencies, just be sure you’ve got means of ventilating the premises.
Improved Air Quality
You don’t necessarily have to use some expensive HVAC system to maintain clean air in your home, or the business you manage; though this can be helpful. Provided you’ve got ventilation and cleaning measures which are in place, and regularly employed, you should see air quality increase.
About The Author: Wendy Dessler is a super-connector who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.
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