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

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

Congrats! You got the paperwork and also 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've got a thousand boxes (or so it appears), baggage, crates, household furniture, electronics, household pets, and plants to determine the proper places to make this new abode feel like home.

However before you get anything from the moving van, unpack a box or hang a picture, are you confident in regards to the safety, security, and cleanliness of your new abode? Did you inspect and assess everything ahead of stating, "I love it! I will take it!" Did you suppose as the spot is new and you are the primary tenant, the whole thing was okay without a second look? Looking into your new home ahead of when the professional movers in Denver arrive and while it's vacant to fix issues at this point, is less complicated and less expensive than trying to repair difficulties later, which might entail moving 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 correctly, absent locks, damaged sashes, will be more than just a hassle; they are a safety risk. 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 will 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 additional money on your gas or electric costs and permitting flying pests inside your home.

Lacking, broken doors and locks

Doors locks that do not work are an "Enter here, swipe everything you desire" invitation to criminals. Entrance doors that are poorly fitted, warped or leave an excessive amount of space in between the door and also the frame also permit cool or warm 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 insects gather through these ducts, and professional maintaining is worth the price of clean air and residing allergen-free.

Bug troubles (in and out)

Most bug situations start outside 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, luggage, and pieces of furniture and also endure store-bought treatment. The work of a trustworthy pest management company won't just remove the problem, but regular treatment stops insects from finding their way back.

That unusual smoky stink; it is all over the place!

Tobacco smoke is invasive and stubborn, especially when it comes to material at your residence, such as carpeting and drapes and window treatments. Open up all windows to air out the house as much as you possibly can. Engage a professional cleaning provider to thoroughly clean carpets and window treatments as well as wipe down all walls with white vinegar to subdue the stink.

Appliance issues

From stovetop coils that remain cold to washing machines which do not turn on, major home appliance issues certainly are a headache. It requires 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 ahead of time what to remedy and what to replace.

Architectural integrity

Irregular floors, water-damaged walls, crumbled concrete, lacking roof tiles, and other structure concerns are sometimes warning signs of larger and more costly matters. Know ahead of spending your primary night what requires repairs now, or you could encounter more expensive maintenance tasks down the road.

Serious aesthetic issues

If you hate the paint hue in the room, ought to refinish floors or patch wall surfaces, paint, stain, and repair ahead of when the moving company gets there with your belongings, if you can, so you aren't moving household furniture or living with covered furniture or chemical smells during the process.

Drainage problems

Assess gutters and downspouts; clean them before you move in, during fine weather, so you're not stuck on a ladder during a weather event, scraping leaves and twigs out.

Electrical and plumbing issues

Be weary of overflowing toilets or slow-draining sinks or showers; this can be a sign of pipes in need of cleaning or replacing. Water pooling for lengthy amounts of time in the lawn may indicate a broken 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've seen homes in all sorts of conditions, and we understand that there are several issues, such as the types talked about here, that happen to be much better to tackle in advance of moving into your new home.

 

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