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November 23, 2014

Sniffle-Proof a Home: Top Allergy-Fighting Ideas

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Sniffle-Proof a Home: Top Allergy-Fighting Ideas

Alleviate allergens in a listing with these home-prepping techniques from the Mayo Clinic.

No one wants to see a buyer get hit with an allergy attack during a showing. It’s not conducive to the sale. Make your listings more pleasant for everyone who sees them. Recommend that sellers try these allergy-fighting techniques from the Mayo Clinic:

Air filtration. Choose an air filter that has a small-particle or HEPA filter. Clean or replace filters in central heating and cooling systems and air conditioning units. Keeping the humidity low and temperature around 70 degrees will help fight mold and dust mites.

Flooring. Remove carpeting and use hardwood or linoleum flooring. Wash area rugs and shampoo carpet.

Plants. Spread aquarium gravel over the dirt in potted plants to help contain mold.

Food waste. Place garbage in a can with an insect-proof lid and  empty the trash daily.

Kitchen & bath. Scrub with bleach to clean mold from the fixtures, tub, and shower. Clean or replace moldy shower curtains and bath mats.

 



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