According to WHO, indoor air pollution can result in non-communicable diseases like stroke and respiratory diseases. This is why one of the most important things you can do is improve the quality of air in your home before selling it. Poor air quality makes your home less appealing to buyers and leads to lower offers. Here are a few ways to improve the air quality of your home.
Identify the Source of the Problem
The first step is to identify the source of the problem, so it’s a good idea to hire a professional to have a look. In San Antonio, one of the major contributors to poor air quality is exhaust pollution. This spills into households, but it’s not the only source of air quality problems. Pet dander, mold, and pesticides are also a problem. Once you identify the cause, you can now start fixing it.
Improve the Ventilation
If the problem is with the HVAC system, the technician would recommend repairs. You should also clean out soot from the chimney and have all the ducts in your home cleaned. Also, consider using an air purifier to remove contaminants from the air.
Clean the Rugs and Carpets
Rugs and carpets trap dust, pollen, and other allergens. Be sure to wash them frequently in hot water to remove these contaminants. As long as you still own the place, make this cleaning process a routine.
Fix Leakages, Stagnation, and Dampness
Any leakages, stagnation, or dampness would make the environment unclean. These problems may cause mold and mildew to grow, leading to poor air quality. Be sure to unclog drains, fix plumbing issues, address moisture in the basement, make leaked sinks, remove standing water in the bathroom, and address any water damage in your home.
Looking To Sell Your San Antonio Home?
By following these steps, you can be sure that the air quality in your home is much improved before you put it on the market. This will create a healthier environment for any potential buyers and help you get top dollar for your home. If you need help selling your San Antonio home, The Schrader Group is here to help. Reach out to us at (210) 257-9788.