Edmonton Home Owners: Do you have a healthy home?
Brought to you by Rachel Schofield: REALTOR® at KENNEDY Real Estate
Calling all Edmonton home owners: We can all agree with Dorothy when she says, “There’s no place like home.” It’s our refuge from the outside world and an environment that is perfectly tailored to the way we want to live. But, did you know that the air in your home is often 3-5 times more polluted than the air outside? I offer you green living tips that are not only good for your health, but also helpful when you are selling your home.
Did you know…
Carpet can be one of the most negative air quality factors in your home.
New carpet can be a source of chemical emissions. Carpet and the adhesives used in its installation emit volatile organic compounds. Carpet can also act as a “sink” for chemical and biological pollutants including pesticides, dust mites, and fungi.
A healthier, and more re-sale friendly option is eco-friendly hardwood flooring.
Vinegar kills 99% of bacteria, 82% of molds and 80% of viruses on contact.
You don’t need an arsenal of expensive, chemical-laden, heavily scented and over packaged products to clean your home. Vinegar works as well on counter tops as it does on mirrors. Consider adding citrus zest to make your own pleasant, custom scent.
Also, when would-be buyers visit your home, they won’t be turned off by over-powering fumes of toxic cleaning products.
Potted plants aren’t just pretty, they help to filter chemicals from the air.
Bringing in the “green” of plants will truly lead to a “greener” environment, in more ways than one. Houseplants can reduce components of indoor air pollution, even volatile organic compounds such as benzene, formaldehyde, toluene, and xylene. Plants also reduce airborne microbes and increase humidity.
They also bring a “home-y” feel to a house, making prospective buyers feel comfortable and at ease.
I hope you put these tips to good use and to good health!
This informative article was brought to you today by:
Rachel Schofield Associate | REALTOR®
Your Downtown Area Specialist
KENNEDY Real Estate
YourEdmontonREALTOR® | Edmonton Home Stager