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

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

Well done! You've got the papers and the house keys; the lights and utilities are on and the moving company in San Antonio shall be there soon to move your things into your new abode. You've got a thousand cartons (or so it appears), baggage, crates, household furniture, electronic devices, pets, and plants to find the ideal spots to make this new abode feel like home.

But before you get anything away from the moving truck, unpack a carton or hang a picture, are you comfortable with regards to the safety, security, and cleanliness of your new place? Did you examine and verify everything prior to saying, "I love it! I am going to take it!" Did you suppose as the abode is new and you're the first occupant, everything was good without having a second look? Examining your new home ahead of when the professional movers in San Antonio get there and while it is vacant to fix troubles now, is easier and less costly than trying to fix difficulties later, which may entail moving household furniture or repairing damaged property.

The following are 10 remedies before the moving van pulls in:

Open wide, now close - when you can

Windows that will not open or close properly, missing locks, broken sashes, will be more than only a bother; they may be a safety threat. In a fire, your only departure place could possibly be the nearby window, and if you cannot use it (or first responders cannot get to you), you've got a life and death predicament. Not working windows may also be an invitation to intruders to come inside and take what is not theirs. Windows which do not close totally allow heated air to get out in winter and cool air during the summer time, costing you additional money on your gas or electric charges and allowing flying pests indoors.

Absent, damaged doors and locking mechanisms

Doors locks that don't work tend to be an "Enter here, grab that which you desire" invitation to thieves. Entry doors that happen to be inadequately installed, warped or leave an excessive amount of room in between the door and also the frame likewise let cold or hot air to escape, increasing your electric or gas charges.

Grimy air ducts

Air ducts need maintaining in advance of a move in, specifically for allergy sufferers. Swap all the furnace filters. Debris, dust, pet dander, hair, spider webs, and insects accumulate in these ducts, and professional cleanup is definitely worth the price of clean air and living allergen-free.

Bug troubles (outside and inside)

Most insect problems start outside and move in the house, courtesy of openings in the home (cement crevices, faulty windows or doors, roof leaks) but some, such as German roaches, proliferate in home appliances, travel luggage, and pieces of furniture as well as survive store-bought treatment. The work of a dependable pest control provider will not only remove the issue, but frequent treatment helps prevent insects from coming back.

That strange smoky odor; it's all around you!

Tobacco smoke is persistent and hard to clean, specifically when it comes to fabrics at your residence, such as the carpeting and drapes and window treatments. Open all windows to air out the home as much as is possible. Employ an experienced cleanup company to clean carpeting and curtains and also wipe down all wall surfaces using white vinegar to subdue the odor.

Appliance problems

From stovetop coils that stay cold to dishwashers that will not start up, major appliance problems really are a annoyance. It requires time and money to replace these things and arrange shipping and installation; test all the appliances prior to move in, so you understand in advance what things to fix and what to change out.

Structural integrity

Uneven floor surfaces, water-damaged walls, crumbled concrete, missing roofing tiles, and other structure problems tend to be the signs of more substantial and more expensive situations. Understand ahead of spending your first night what demands maintenance now, or you could face more costly maintenance tasks down the road.

Significant cosmetic issues

In case you loathe the paint color in a area, have to refinish flooring surfaces or fix wall surfaces, paint, stain, and patch prior to when the moving company gets there with your stuff, if you can, so you will not be moving furniture or living with covered furnishings or chemical smells along the route.

Drainage dilemmas

Look at gutters and downspouts; clean them prior to when you move in, during decent weather, so you're not stuck on a ladder within a weather event, scraping leaves and tree branches out.

Wiring and plumbing problems

Be mindful of overflowing toilets or slow-draining sinks or tubs; this can be a indication of pipes in need of cleaning or upgrading. Water pooling for lengthy durations in the lawn might point to a damaged or leaking water pipe below the ground. Verify every electrical outlet and every light switch for proper function. Examine all electrical wires for signs of fraying and change out burned-out lightbulbs with efficient CFL or LED versions.

Being a professional moving company in San Antonio, we've seen houses in many conditions, and we recognize that there are a few issues, like the kinds talked about here, that happen to be much simpler to deal with ahead of moving into your new home.

 

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