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February 15, 2020

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 got the papers as well as the house keys; the lights and utilities are on and the moving company in Colorado Springs will be there briefly to move your items into your new place. You have a thousand boxes (or more it appears), luggage, crates, furniture, electronic devices, pets, and plants to find the ideal locations and make this new house feel like home.

But before you bring anything out of the moving truck, unpack a box or hang a picture, are you confident with regards to the safety, security, and cleanliness of your new abode? Did you examine and check everything prior to stating, "I love it! I will get it!" Did you presume as the spot is brand new and you're the first tenant, every little thing was okay without a second look? Examining your new house prior to when the professional movers in Colorado Springs arrive and while it will be empty to rectify problems now, is less complicated and less expensive than attempting to correct difficulties later, which may entail moving household furniture or repairing damaged property.

Listed here are 10 repairs prior to when the moving van pulls in:

Open wide, now close - if you're able to

Windows that won't open or close correctly, absent locks, broken sashes, are definitely more than only a bother; they're a safety hazard. In a fire, your main escape spot might be the nearby window, and if you cannot utilize it (or first responders are not able to get to you), you've got a life and death predicament. Not working windows are also an invitation to crooks to come inside and take what is not theirs. Windows which don't shut fully permit warm air to escape in winter and cold air during the summer time, costing you additional money on your gas or electric bill and permitting flying bugs inside your home.

Lacking, broken doors and locks

Doors locks which don't work tend to be an "Enter here, grab what you wish" invite to thieves. Doors which are improperly installed, warped or leave excessive room in between the door and the frame likewise let cool or heated air to get out, upping your electric or gas bill.

Unclean ductwork

Air ducts need maintaining before a move in, especially for allergy sufferers. Swap all the furnace filters. Dirt, dust, pet dander, hair, spider webs, and insects accumulate in these ducts, and skilled cleanup may be worth the expense of clean air and being allergen-free.

Insect issues (inside and outside)

The majority of pest problems commence outdoors and move indoors, due to openings in the house (cement cracks, faulty windows or doors, roof leaks) however some, for example German roaches, multiply in home appliances, luggage, and pieces of furniture as well as resist store-bought treatment. The work of a reputable bug control provider won't just remove the issue, but regular treatment stops bugs from returning.

That unusual smoky smell; it is everywhere!

Cigarette smoke is invasive and stubborn, specifically when it comes to material at your residence, such as carpets and window treatments. Open up all windows to air out the home as much as possible. Employ an experienced cleaning company to clean carpeting and drapes as well as clean all walls using white vinegar to neutralize the smell.

Appliance troubles

From stovetop burners that remain cold to dishwashers that won't switch on, major home appliance problems certainly are a headache. It takes time and money to replace these items and schedule shipping and set up; take a look at all the home appliances prior to move in, so you realize in advance what things to repair and what to upgrade.

Architectural integrity

Irregular floor surfaces, water-damaged walls, crumbled concrete, lacking roof tiles, and other structure troubles can be warning signs of more substantial and more costly situations. Understand ahead of spending your primary night what needs repairs right now, or you may face more costly fixes later.

Significant cosmetic concerns

In the event you loathe the paint hue within a room, ought to refinish flooring surfaces or patch wall surfaces, paint, stain, and repair before the moving company shows up with your belongings, preferably, so you will not be moving pieces of furniture or living with covered home furnishings or chemical smells during the process.

Drainage problems

Assess rain gutters and downspouts; clean them prior to when you move in, during decent weather, so you're not stuck on a step ladder within a storm, scraping leaves and branches out.

Electrical and plumbing troubles

Be weary of overflowing toilets or slow-draining sinks or tubs; these could be a indication of plumbing in need of cleaning or replacing. Water pooling for extended periods of time in the lawn may indicate a broken or dripping water line underground. Check each and every electrical socket and each light switch for proper function. Check out all electrical wiring for indications of fraying and swap burned-out lightbulbs with efficient CFL or LED variations.

Being a professional moving company in Colorado Springs, we have seen homes in many conditions, and we know that there are a few issues, including the types talked about here, that happen to be much simpler to handle ahead of moving into your new residence.


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