Don't Unpack Anything! First, Make These Ten New Home Fixes

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Congratulations! You have the documents along with the house keys; the lights and utilities are on and the moving company in Denver is going to be there shortly to move your items in your new location. You have a thousand boxes (or so it appears), baggage, crates, household furniture, electronics, household pets, and plants to find the right locations to make this new house feel like home.

However before you get anything out of the moving van, unpack a box or hang a picture, are you comfortable in regards to the safety, security, and cleanliness of your new place? Did you examine and assess everything ahead of saying, "I love it! I'll take it!" Did you suppose as the spot is new and you're the primary tenant, the whole thing was okay with no second look? Looking into your new home ahead of when the professional movers in Denver get there and while it is vacant to fix issues at this point, is less complicated and less expensive than trying to repair difficulties later on, which may entail moving pieces of furniture or replacing damaged property.

The following are 10 fixes prior to when the moving van pulls in:

Open wide, now close - when you can

Windows that don't open or close properly, absent locks, broken sashes, will be more than just a hassle; they are a safety hazard. In a fire, your only escape spot could be the nearest window, and if you cannot utilize it (or first responders can't get to you), there is a life and death situation. Broken windows can also be an invitation to burglars to come inside and take what's not theirs. Windows that do not close fully permit warm air to get out in winter and cold air in the summer, costing you more money on your gas or electric bill and permitting flying pests inside.

Lacking, broken doors and locks

Doors locks which don't work tend to be an "Enter here, grab everything you want" invitation to crooks. Doors that are inadequately fitted, warped or leave excessive space in between the door and also the frame additionally allow cool or heated air to escape, increasing your electric or gas costs.

Grimy ductwork

Air ducts need cleaning in advance of a move in, particularly for allergy sufferers. Replace all the furnace filters. Debris, allergens, pet dander, hair, spider webs, and bugs gather through these ducts, and expert cleaning is worth the price of clean air and living allergen-free.

Bug troubles (in and out)

The majority of bug issues begin outdoors and move inside, due to openings in the house (cement crevices, bad windows or doors, roof leaks) but some, such as German roaches, multiply in appliances, suitcases, and pieces of furniture and also resist store-bought treatment. The work of a trustworthy pest management business won't just remove the problem, but regular treatment stops insects from returning.

That peculiar smoky odor; it is all over the place!

Tobacco smoke is invasive and stubborn, particularly when it comes to material in the home, such as carpeting and drapes and window treatments. Open up all windows to air out the house as much as you possibly can. Engage an expert cleaning provider to thoroughly clean carpets and window treatments as well as wipe down all walls using white vinegar to subdue the stink.

Appliance issues

From stovetop coils that remain cold to washing machines which do not switch on, major home appliance issues certainly are a frustration. It takes time and money to replace these items and arrange shipping and installation; take a look at all the home appliances before you move in, so you understand before hand what to remedy and what to upgrade.

Architectural integrity

Irregular floors, water-damaged walls, crumbled concrete, lacking roof tiles, and additional structure concerns can be warning signs of bigger and more costly matters. Understand before spending your primary night what requires maintenance now, or you could encounter more costly maintenance tasks down the road.

Serious aesthetic issues

If you hate the paint hue in the room, ought to refinish floors or repair wall surfaces, paint, stain, and repair before the moving company arrives with your belongings, if possible, so you aren't moving household furniture or living with covered furniture or chemical fumes along the way.

Drainage challenges

Look at gutters and downspouts; clean them before you move in, during fine weather, so you are not stuck on a ladder during a storm, scraping leaves and branches out.

Electrical and plumbing issues

Be weary of overflowing toilets or slow-draining sinks or showers; this can be a indication of pipes in need of cleaning or replacing. Water pooling for lengthy amounts of time in the lawn may suggest a damaged or seeping pipe underground. Assess every electrical socket and every light switch for correct operation. Look at all wiring for signs of fraying and replace burned-out lightbulbs with efficient CFL or LED types.

Being a professional moving company in Denver, we have seen houses in all sorts of conditions, and we understand that there are several issues, like the types discussed here, that happen to be much better to tackle ahead of moving into your new house.


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