Alllergy Season! Kleenex saving tips....

Managing Real Estate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Indiana Realty

Whether you suffer from allergies - or perhaps you are selling your home and don't want your home to scare off potential buyers - here are some ways to fight back.




1.  Replace your HVAC filters with a small-particle or HEPA filter.  Be sure to change these quarterly, keep the humidity low in the home and the temperature around 70 degrees - this will help fight mold and dust mites.

2.  If you have a green thumb and love having indoor plants - spread aquarium gravel over the dirt - this will help contain mold.

3.  Try not to throw food waste in indoor trash cans - unless it has a lid or you empty it daily.

4.  Clean bathrooms and kitchen with bleach cleaners.  Check shower curtains, bath mats and rugs and replace if needed or wash them. Change out towels, dishrags, sponges regularly.

5.  This might not be financially feasible - but the less carpet you have, the less places you will have for allergens to settle and hide.  Tile, laminate, vinyl, hardwoods are allergy free options.

Posted by

Ann Gioe, CRP

Managing Director

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Indiana Realty

Relocation Department


Comments (2)

Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

It is that time of year again Allergy time these tips will prove beneficial for the individual with them.

Apr 09, 2012 07:16 AM
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Pollen is going to be worse this year than last. Those with allergies would do well to follow your advice, although keeping the temperature indoors to 70 degrees in Cali in the summer is impossible. 

Apr 09, 2012 07:19 AM