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 got the documents and the house keys; the lights and utilities are on and the moving company in Colorado Springs is going to be there shortly to move your things in your new place. You've got a thousand cartons (or so it appears), luggage, crates, furniture, electronic devices, domestic pets, and plants to determine the perfect places making this new house feel like home.

Before you take anything out of the van, unpack a box or hang a picture, are you positive with regards to the safety, security, and cleanliness of your new home? Did you inspect and check everything ahead of saying, "I love it! I am going to get it!" Did you presume since the place is new and you will be the original occupant, the whole thing was fine with no second look? Examining your new house prior to when the professional movers in Colorado Springs show up and while it will be vacant to rectify issues now, is less complicated and cheaper than trying to resolve troubles afterwards, which might involve moving furniture or repairing damaged property.

Here are 10 solutions before the moving van pulls in:

Open up wide, now close - if you can

Windows that will not open or close completely, missing locks, damaged sashes, will be more than just a bother; they're a safety hazard. In a fire, your only departure spot could be the nearest window, and if you cannot use it (or first responders are not able to get to you), you have a life and death scenario. Not working windows will also be an invitation to burglars to come inside and take what's not theirs. Windows which do not shut completely permit heated air to get out in winter and cold air during the warm months, costing you extra money on your gas or electric bill and permitting flying bugs in the house.

Missing, damaged doors and locking mechanisms

Doors locks which do not work are an "Enter here, grab what you desire" invite to crooks. Doors which are poorly fitted, warped or leave an excessive amount of room in between the door and the frame likewise permit cold or heated air to escape, upping your electric or gas charges.

Unclean air ducts

Air ducts need cleaning in advance of a move in, especially for allergy sufferers. Swap all the furnace filters. Grime, allergens, pet dander, hair, spider webs, and bugs gather through these ducts, and expert cleaning may be worth the expense of clean air and being allergen-free.

Insect issues (outside and inside)

The majority of infestation troubles begin out of doors and move indoors, due to openings in the home (concrete cracks, faulty windows or doors, roof leaks) but some, for example German roaches, multiply in appliances, suitcases, and home furniture and also survive store-bought treatment. The work of a reputable pest control company will not only eliminate the issue, but frequent treatment can prevent pests from returning.

That strange smoky odor; it's everywhere!

Tobacco smoke is persistent and stubborn, especially when it comes to material at your residence, like carpeting and window treatments. Open all windows to air out the home as much as is possible. Engage an experienced cleanup company to clean carpeting and window treatments as well as clean all walls with white vinegar to counteract the odor.

Appliance issues

From stovetop coils that stay cold to washing machines which don't switch on, major appliance problems can be a frustration. It takes money and time to replace these items and arrange delivery and installation; check all the home appliances prior to when you move in, so you understand in advance what things to repair and what to replace.

Architectural integrity

Irregular floors, water-damaged walls, crumbled concrete, lacking roofing tiles, and various other building problems are sometimes warning signs of bigger and more pricey matters. Understand prior to spending your first night what demands fixes right now, or you may possibly encounter more expensive maintenance tasks down the road.

Serious cosmetic considerations

In the event you can't stand the paint tone in the area, have to refinish flooring or fix walls, paint, stain, and repair prior to when the moving company arrives with your things, if possible, so you aren't moving household furniture or living with covered furniture or chemical smells during the process.

Drainage dilemmas

Check 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 twigs out.

Electrical wiring and plumbing problems

Be mindful of overflowing toilets or slow-draining sinks or tubs; these could be a sign of plumbing in need of cleaning or upgrading. Water pooling for lengthy periods of time in the lawn may suggest a busted or dripping water pipe underground. Assess each electrical socket and every light switch for proper operation. Examine all electrical wiring for indicators of fraying and swap burned-out lightbulbs with efficient CFL or LED types.

Being a professional moving company in Colorado Springs, we have seen residences in many conditions, and we recognize that there are some problems, such as the kinds mentioned here, which are much simpler to tackle prior to moving into your new home.


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