Tis the Season For Cold Damp Weather – How to Prevent Mold in Your Home

It’s that time of year again, and the cold, damp weather is in full swing. If you’re living in an older rental it is important you check for signs of mold and mildew early this year to avoid extensive build up. Smell a musty odor coming from the basement? Build up of mold spores can accumulate in various parts of the house, causing reactions such as runny nose, itchy or watering eyes, or wheezing. To avoid mass build up, here are some things you can do to prevent and control mold build up in the home. cleaning-tools

See clutter? Organize! Keep things like wood furniture, clothing etc. from contacting the walls and window sills, and put what you can in plastic tubs with tight sealing lids.

Kill mold building up- Scrub the area thoroughly with soap and water to remove the dirt accumulating, and then follow up with a stronger mold/mildew killing solution. Allow the mold killing solution to sit for 5-10 minutes, allowing it to settle in and kill all the germs. Try to find a cleaner without bleach, as bleach will not reach the roots of the mold spores, and may not kill them entirely. Contact your landlord if plumbing leaks occur, or you notice excess moisture in the home that could cause mold. If you’re interested in more information about Seattle rentals, contact your local real estate agent today.

A Light In the Midst of a Goverment Shutdown

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While we’re in the throws of a government shutdown, it’s a perfect time to shed some light on the things the government is powering up, such as the muncipally-owned Seattle City Light delivering cheap and green energy solutions to Seattle’s residential residents. Seattle City Light actually has one of the lowest residential rates compared to the top 25 largest cities in the nation, and delivers electricity while staying completely carbon neutral. Of the 100 largest utilities in the country, Seattle City Light has the 4th cheapest electric rates as well, and two of the three companies that are less expensive than Seattle (Iowa and Indiana) burn a significant amount of coal to make electricity. If your rental is powered by Seattle City Light, be thankful we have some of the cheapest cleaned power across the nation. Hooray! If you’re interested in Seattle Rentals, contact your residential agent today.

Washington Park Rental Available: $6,000

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This picture perfect 4 bed, 2 bath home in the heart of Washington Park is now available to rent! The home is updated throughout using the highest quality materials and construction. Features include spacious rooms, private outlook, beautiful oak floors, fine mill-work, remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, and a sunny private deck. This home is elegant and inviting, and could be yours to rent today. If you’re interested in this or other Seattle rentals, contact your local real estate agent today.

Status:  For Rent
Bed/Baths: 4/2.25
Price: $6,000

 

Downtown Seattle Condo Rental: $1,600

This 1 bed 1 bath NW facing downtown unit in Meridian Condominium is now available to rent! Gorgeous views of Lake Union, Downtown, Capitol Hill,  and partial views of Puget Sound. The kitchen has tile floor, with stainless steel appliances, beautiful slab granite counters with tile backsplash,  and maple cabinets. The living room has high ceilings and is carpeted; also has a lovely fireplace.

The kitchen has a cute breakfast bar area,  and floor to ceiling windows to maximize the view. The bedroom has a deep closet & connecting deck with the same view as the living room. Amenities of the building include 24 hour security & Concierge, an entertainment room, steam room, hot tub, theater, fitness center, and guest parking. Find more information on Seattle Rentals here.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 1&1
Price: $1,600