Is Your Home Making you Sick?

Real Estate

If you suffer from health concerns such as eye, nose or throat irritations, allergies, asthma, headaches, fatigue, or dizziness the problem may be due your homes IAQ (Indoor Air Quality).  According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be two to five times more polluted that outdoor air.  Some pollutants in the air are especially harmful for children, elderly people and those with health problems.  Poor air quality and ventilation can also make a home uncomfortable such as being too hot in some areas and too cold in others.  The causes are many but they can usually be improved by taking the proper steps. Some of the easier solutions are decluttering and removing dust, switching to non-toxic products, regularly using bathroom and kitchen fans, and opening windows or doors.  The EPA has a number of excellent recommendations at https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/care-your-air-guide-indoor-air-quality.   It’s often a good idea to get a professional evaluation of how to improve a home’s IAQ.  

As a member of Build it Green and of the National Association of Realtors Green REsource Council my goal it to help my clients live in a safe, healthy, affordable and comfortable home.  With buyers I look for homes that are or can be made to be healthier, safer, more eco-friendly, and energy and cost efficient.  When a client is ready to sell, I can also help with the de-cluttering, cleaning, making needed repairs and getting their current house sold.  To get more information on how an Green designated realtor can benefit check out http://greenresourcecouncil.org/why-use-nar-green-designee. 

If you would like a free estimate of your home’s value or to discuss anything that might help your housing concerns please call me at 310-614-5008.