If you are selling your Seattle house and feel that it needs some deodorizing, here are a few tips to help you out. If you want to get rid of old lingering smells and replace them with new ones, follow the suggestions below for a fast solution.
1. Clean the carpets
Call in a professional steam cleaner to go over your carpets and let him know what the purpose of the visit is. Tell him that you want to make sure that the carpet is cleaned from one edge to the other and that all the corners are cleaned thoroughly. It isn’t enough to just call in a carpet cleaner; you’ll want him to do an effective job from one end of the room to the other. You can also discuss your deodorizing options with him if there are any smells that are hard to get rid of.
2. Paint the walls
It’s amazing how many odors can get trapped in the paint on a wall. This includes the ceiling as well. If you want to completely get rid of the old odors that are still hovering around when selling your Seattle house think about calling in a painter.
3. Start cooking
Start creating your own odors to override the old ones. Cook up a batch of food that smells great and keep cooking until these smells start permeating the house.
4. Set up candles
There are deodorizing candles that can really add a distinctive smell to your home. As with the cooking, over time the odors from these candles will start to settle into your Seattle house and become a part of it.
5. Buy houseplants
House plants air out a home naturally. They seem to breathe in the old odors and breathe out a fresh new scent. Fresh cut flowers and houseplants placed around your home will definitely help improve the smell in your home.
It may take a few days before the new odors settle in and the old smells leave when you are selling your Seattle house, but don’t worry. You can get the old odors out and replace them with new ones with a little persistence and some patience.
This Seattle real estate market update is courtesy of Adrian Willanger at Coldwell Banker Danforth& Associates 206 909-7536 helping people buy and sale homes in the Greater Seattle area
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