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How to Spring Clean Homes for Better Health

-How to Spring Clean Homes for Better Health-

In recognition of World Health Day on April 7, our Tampa Bay real estate team is listing ways to spring clean homes for better health.  Whether you are spring cleaning your Carrollwood home, or you’re preparing to sell your Clearwater condo, these decluttering and disinfecting tips will help you create cleaner living spaces.

Decrease Dust and Allergens in Tampa Bay Homes

Dust, debris, and pet dander can cause respiratory distress, especially for people with allergies. Spring is also synonymous with seasonal allergens like pollen floating around Tampa Bay homes. You may find pollen anywhere and everywhere this time of year.

For homeowners, vacuums and feather dusters are not your only tools to clean homes. Home and health experts recommend high-quality air filters and air purifiers for cleaner air.

Most importantly, replace your AC air filters at least once a month. Air filters are essential for reducing particles and allergens in indoor air. Clean air filters will also ensure your system operates at peak performance levels for energy efficiency. HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters and filters with high MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) are most effective.

Create Healthier Spaces by Decluttering and Disinfecting

You cannot spring clean homes without some elbow grease and disinfecting. Before the deep clean can be done, however, you will want to do some decluttering.

Generally, the removal of clutter could mean clearing counter tops of unnecessary items, tossing damaged rugs, donating old furniture, or getting rid of junk mail and magazines piling up in your Tampa Bay homes.

With spaces and surfaces cleared, you can then deep clean your home by sanitizing, scrubbing, and perhaps steam cleaning areas like the floors. The disinfecting process will help protect your health and your visitors’ health against the spread of bacteria, germs, and viruses.

In matters of home selling, there is also great value in decluttering and cleaning a home before listing it for sale in Florida’s competitive real estate market. Tidying up ensures a home is shown in its best light during open houses, showings, or buyer walk-throughs. To help with this process, we may refer customers to experts around Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties.

As your Tampa Bay resource, we also provide expert booklets with the names of specific service providers recommended by our satisfied customers. These valuable books of insights will help you – before, during, and after your move.

We hope you find these cleaning tips helpful. Contact Dick and Karla Nielsen at 813-294-5786 for help buying, investing, or selling your current Florida home.