If you are planning to sell a home and are interviewing listing agents, ask if they have any near-term vacation plans - and then ask about back-up support in their absence. Everyone is entitled to time off, but you want to make sure your home sale doesn't have to take a vacation when your agent does.
Water damage can quickly lead to biological pollutants in your home. Follow these guidelines for correcting water damage: Throw out mattresses, wicker furniture, straw baskets and the like that have been water damaged or contain mold. Discard any water-damaged furnishings such as carpets, drapes, stuffed toys, upholstered furniture and ceiling tiles, unless they can be recovered by steam cleaning or hot water washing and thorough drying. Remove and replace wet insulation to prevent conditions where biological pollutants can grow.