It is not uncommon to want to sell your home. At some point in time, you may want to upgrade and purchase a bigger home, or downsize. Or, maybe you just need to move to a new location and start fresh. Whatever the reason, you have decided to do what millions of people do at least once in their lives: sell your home. However, you have lived in your home and made memories for several, if not many, years. Even if you have never smoked, had pets, or raised children in this home, you have lived in it. While staging the home and making it look homey is an important aspect to selling your home, the first step is to remove any traces of wear and tear to the best of your ability. This includes odors that can seep into your home’s structure and linger, long enough so that others can smell it, too.
The first step to restoring your home is to repair any damages that may have occurred over the years, this includes water or smoke damage. You may have had a pipe leak, or a leak in your laundry room. Even if you repaired the issue in the past, that does not mean that the walls, floorboards, or baseboards were repaired, too. They may have sustained damages that you did not notice when the incident occurred. Thus, be sure to go through your home to inspect these areas and make sure all restoration is done to these areas. Otherwise, the issue may come up during an inspection, and cause a bigger problem and require a costlier repair.
Once you have restored the walls, floorboards, and baseboards as needed, it is time to remove any unwanted odors in your home. You may not be aware of the odors lingering in your home since you are used to residing in it. However, others will smell them the second they enter, and will be distracted from seeing the actual masterpiece that you are selling. To fully remove any odors, this process requires professional restoration services. Odors are not simply removable with an air freshener or vacuum. Many times, the odors become ingrained into the structure of your home. Smoke becomes a part of your walls and carpets. Mold and mildew will leave a smell long after they have been cleaned away. Even pet odor will break a real estate deal quickly.
For these reasons, it is essential to use a restoration process to remove any pungent odors before putting your home on the market. A quality restoration team will utilize specialized, proprietary equipment to remove the odors from every inch of the home and its foundation, leaving your home smelling fresh and clean. Once this is complete, you will notice a clear difference in the air quality in your home, as well as the general quality of living. Potential buyers will notice this as well. They will begin to see your home in a new light, and with a new set of eyes. Furthermore, the money you invest ahead of time before putting it on the market may save you extra money in the sales process, allowing you to attain your asking price, or more.
If you are looking to sell your home and want to restore it to its glory, contact the restoration experts at Green Clean Restoration Cleaning Services at 763.789.9600.Prev: Why DIY Homeowners Need Professional Carpet CleaningNext: Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays with Carpet CleaningView All Resources