The Wagner iTeam Real Estate - (719) 434-8346
1824 Erin Loop
Colorado Springs CO 80918
MLS# 765216Spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom town home, centrally located with mountain views! Main level living room, sunny kitchen and dining area. Rear deck off kitchen overlooks Rocky Mountains! Upper level master bedroom w/private access to full hall bathroom. Vaulted ceilings in both bedrooms. Upper landing has sky light. Full unfinished walk-out basement with laundry room and pre-plumbed for 3rd bathroom. All appliances are newer and included. Dedicated parking spot. Move-in Ready!
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The first sign of mold you notice may be a musty smell in your home.
After looking around, you spot what looks like mold — don’t panic!
You can remove unhealthy mold from your house without it costing a small fortune.
Check To Be Sure It’s Really Mold
Mold can look many different ways, which depends on the type.
Some are grayish-white or black and can look like a dirty smudge.
If you’re in doubt that a spot is mold, you can do a test with chlorine bleach.
Simply put a drop on the spot. If the color immediately fades away, you have mold.
Mold Infestation Ususally Means Leaks Too
Mold needs moisture to grow.
If you find mold, you know that you probably also have a water problem in your Colorado Springs home.
So first, you’ll need to find the source of the leak and repair it.
After that, you can begin getting rid of the mold.
How To Kill Mold
A lot of people think mold clean up has to be expensive.
The truth is that most mold problems can be eliminated with chlorine bleach.
Bleach is a strong chemical, so for safety you’ll need to wear gloves, an air filter and goggles while you clean.
Remember, when cleaning with bleach you need to work in a well-ventilated area, and never mix bleach with anything that contains ammonia.
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends using bleach to kill mold on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Killing mold with bleach is a simple process:
- Thoroughly soak the area in full strength bleach.
- Let it soak for fifteen minutes.
- Scrub the area with a mixture of one-part chlorine bleach, three-parts water and one teaspoon of dishwashing soap.
Finishing The Clean-up
Once everything has been washed, you’ll need to do another inspection of your home.
Look for moldy papers, clothes or anything porous that could be a good home for mold.
These things will need to be bagged and thrown away.
Allow two to three days for the surfaces to dry.
Then, continue to inspect the areas for mold re-growth, and pay attention for any moldy odors.
Congratulations, you have eliminated the mold problem in your home and saved a lot of money by doing it yourself.
If you’d like additional maintenance tips or are looking to buy a new house, contact a licensed real estate professional right away!
Christy is the Wagner iTeam Listing Partner. She specializes in listing, pricing and negotiating the best deal for homeowners looking to sell their home with the Wagner iTeam.
Ann Arriesgado is the Wagner iTeam’s Customer Concierge. She is the first point of contact for all of our new and returning clients and customers, and ensures that they have a great experience with our team. Customer satisfaction has never been new to this lady from the Philippines. Ann has been engaged in the customer service industry for more than 6 years. She used to work as a customer service representative, publishing consultant and a technical support specialist. Her dedication to her work was greatly recognized when she was promoted as sales supervisor during her stay in the publishing industry and ranked Top 2 in sales in 2010. Ann believes that customers are the lifeline of any business; therefore it is essential to prioritize their interests – especially in the field of Real Estate. Ann finds it exciting and self-fulfilling to help families find a home of their own. She graduated from Xavier University with a Baccalaureate Degree in Information Management. She is a caring mother to Cyan and a loving wife to Kam. Ann lives in Cagayan de Oro City.
Staging is the art of preparing your Colorado Springs home for sale before showing it to prospective buyers.
The point of staging is to highlight the house’s strengths, downplay its weaknesses and make it more appealing.
With the right decorating techniques, you can win buyers over the moment they step through the door.
Below are a few staging tips to help make your house irresistible to potential buyers.
Put Everything Away
The first step is to put away anything that is not essential. This will open up the house so that it appears more spacious.
Even if you have to rent a storage unit, finding a new home for all of your family’s projects and collections should clear some space and help buyers imagine their own belongings in your home for sale.
Pay special attention to entryways and narrow hallways to improve your prospective buyer’s sense of spaciousness.
Get Rid Of Clutter
Be sure to clear off the things that gather on kitchen counters and surfaces, such as old magazines and stacks of mail.
Also, emptying out your closets of half of the things inside them will make them look much roomier.
Use this time as an opportunity to thin the number of largely unused items that your family has collected over the years.
And look on the bright side; moving into a new house will be much easier after you have donated your unneeded items to a charity.
Fresh Scents Make Sense
You would be surprised by how much the sense of smell comes into play when buyers are viewing a house.
To avoid turning buyers off with pet or smoke odors, make sure you give each room a deep clean, including the air vents and carpeting.
Just covering up stale odors with air fresheners won’t do the job.
Let In The Light
Buyers are looking for spacious rooms with a lot of natural light, so make sure you open the blinds and turn on all the lights.
If you have rooms that are a bit dark, you can add floor lamps to make them brighter or flowers to suggest sunlight.
Home staging can make a big difference in how potential buyers see your home for sale, so make sure you set the mood to make it as attractive as possible.