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

But before you take anything from 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 verify everything ahead of saying, "I love it! I am going to take it!" Did you assume since the abode is new and you will be the initial occupant, the whole thing was good with no second look? Examining your new house prior to when the professional movers in Colorado Springs show up and while it will be empty to rectify problems now, is less complicated and cheaper than trying to resolve issues afterwards, which may include moving furniture or repairing damaged property.

Listed here are 10 solutions before the moving van pulls in:

Open up wide, now close - if you can

Windows that don't open or close completely, missing locks, damaged sashes, are definitely more than just a bother; they're a safety risk. In a fire, your only exit spot might be the closest window, and if you can't use it (or first responders are not able to get to you), you've got a life and death situation. 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 allow 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 allowing flying bugs in the house.

Missing, damaged doors and locking mechanisms

Doors locks which do not work are an "Enter here, swipe what you want" invite to criminals. Doors which are poorly fitted, warped or leave an excessive amount of room in between the door and the frame likewise allow cold or warm air to escape, upping your electric or gas bill.

Scummy 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 insects gather through these ducts, and expert cleaning is definitely worth the cost of clean air and being allergen-free.

Pest issues (inside and outside)

The majority of infestation troubles begin out of doors and move in the house, due to openings in the house (concrete fractures, defective windows or doors, roof leaks) but some, for example German roaches, multiply in appliances, luggage, and home furniture and survive store-bought treatment. The work of a reputable pest control company won't just eliminate the issue, but regular treatment can prevent pests from finding their way back.

That strange smoky stink; it's all over the place!

Tobacco smoke is persistent and stubborn, especially when it comes to material at your residence, such as carpeting and draperies. Open all windows to air out the home as much as you possibly can. Engage an experienced cleanup service to clean carpeting and window treatments as well as clean all walls with white vinegar to neutralize the smell.

Appliance problems

From stovetop coils that stay cold to washers which don't turn on, major appliance issues really are a headache. It takes money and time to replace these items and arrange delivery and installation; test all the home appliances prior to when you move in, so you understand in advance what to repair and what to replace.

Architectural integrity

Irregular flooring, water-damaged walls, crumbled concrete, lacking roofing tiles, and various other building problems can be warning signs of larger and more pricey matters. Understand prior to spending your first night what calls for fixes at this moment, or you may possibly encounter more costly maintenance tasks down the road.

Serious cosmetic considerations

For those who hate 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 you can, so you aren't moving household furniture or living with covered furnishings or chemical fumes 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 during 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 long periods of time in the lawn may indicate a busted or dripping water pipe below ground. Check every single electrical socket and every light switch for proper operation. Check out 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 issues, such as the kinds mentioned here, which are much easier to tackle prior to moving into your new house.


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