Many people call Deborah Elliott-Shultz to come critique their home before they put it on the market. What is involved in this critique? It’s when she comes in and gives ideas to prepare your home to sell such as painting rooms, replacing carpet, and removing clutter.
During the recession, realtors would ask for people to go over and above to get their home sold. Just because we’re out of a recession doesn’t mean your house is going to sell. Sometimes, a few changes make a home more appealing to a buyer.
Today, Deborah Elliott-Shultz speaks with Ryan Lewis of Life Space Home Inspections about safety issues around your home.
Paying attention to safety issues are important to think about not just when you’re getting ready to sell, but is important for the home you currently live in, as well.
Today broadcast covers a number of safety issues. What are some of those safety issues?
- Applying de-icer to icy sidewalks,
- leaking roof can cause mold in the home (dangerous for older people and anyone with respiratory problems),
- make sure everything is draining properly,
- crevices can cause leaking and flooding issues, as well as a tripping hazard,
- GFCI outlets not working correctly,
- gas leaks and electric connections,
- dryer vents cleaned out,
- water heater temperature,
- various tripping hazards,
- radon gas, which is the leading cause of non-smoking related lung cancer.
It is very important to know radon is a radioactive gas that’s released from the breakdown of uranium in the soil. When you breathe it in, it harms your lung tissue and is the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. When you test your home, you’ll want to make sure the radon level is no higher than 4pCi/l, which is the level the EPA says mitigation needs to take place. It’s all over Colorad! It is a hit and miss thing. Every house at different times has different levels. It’s important to get your home checked for radon every couple of years at least, but it depends on where the bedrooms in the house are located.
When somebody wants to sell their home and want a pre-inspection, Lifespace Home Inspections has a $400 flat fee with radon testing. To just test your radon levels is just $100 to make sure your home is safe. If your home tests too high, there is a mitigation process and it’s about $1500-2000. To contact Ryan Lewis at Lifespace Home Inspections, call (719) 761-3328 and you can find information at their website lifespaceinspections.com
To find out about MiaBella Properties’ flat listing fee of $3500 and to make your real estate experience more affordable, call Deborah at (719) 641-1357.