So you are finally a homeowner now and you can’t be more proud of anything else. It’s true that owning your home is one of the many achievements that people look up to. There is certainly a sense of excitement after buying a new home, so home buyers are expected to be eager to move in as soon as they can. But before moving into a new home, there are five specific points to consider. If you make changes or improvements in these often overlooked areas, not only will you better protect your investment, but you will also take full ownership of your home. Keep reading these five important tips if you are looking for a new home or have just bought one.
It may seem obvious, but the reality is that many buyers are distracted by all the demands and hassles of moving and settling into a new location, and changing locks is put on hold. And then, after a while, you forget that you are still using the same keys that were given to you at closing time. But it is very important not to let this happen to you. The first thing you need to do before you move into a new house is to change the locks. This can be done by a local door repair service, or even by a handyman if you are good with tools. New locks are relatively inexpensive, but their price varies depending on quality, brand, style, design, etc.
For those buying a new home under construction, it may not be necessary to clean and inspect the air ducts, but it is always a good idea to remove dust that has accumulated during the construction period. For homes that have been in existence for a few years or more, it is strongly recommended that you get rid of all the years of dirt, dust and dander that have accumulated in the home’s ventilation system. This can be done by a professional service for a relatively low price, and should not take more than a day to complete. Start your new journey in a fresh, clean home with a healthy indoor environment.
Another task to be completed before you move into your new home is to install the fuse box. Learning and labeling the fuse box will require more than one person, so make sure you have an assistant with you to do this work. Grab some tape and a permanent marker, then get to work! Start by turning off all connected electronic devices, including radios and televisions. Then have the other person turn on all the lights in the house, and run each fuse one by one to assign it to an area of the house. It is recommended that you bring a lamp to plug into the electrical outlets and check them as well. Label each fuse clearly and you’re done!
Fireplace and fireplace
For houses that are not new construction, you must absolutely have the chimney inspected. Bats and birds can roost and nest in chimneys, especially in houses left vacant for long periods of time. In addition, there may be potential structural problems and even health problems that a professional can point out to you. Get any problems fixed before you move in to ensure a safe and functional chimney.
Plumbing is the most important system in a house, aside from heating and air conditioning. Without properly functioning plumbing, a house is sent back to the Stone Age. Toilets, faucets, bathtubs, showers, laundry room and many other things are all everyday appliances that we use to function in life. That’s why, before you move into your new home, always have your plumbing system thoroughly inspected by a licensed professional.