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 also the keys; the lights and utilities are on and the moving company in El Paso will be there shortly to move your items into your new place. You've got a thousand cartons (or more it seems), baggage, crates, household furniture, electronic devices, domestic pets, and plants to find the ideal places and make this new residence feel like home.

However before you bring anything away from the moving van, unpack a carton or hang a picture, are you positive with regards to the safety, security, and cleanliness of your new place? Did you examine and check everything prior to declaring, "I love it! I am going to get it!" Did you suppose because the place is brand new and you're the primary occupant, everything was okay with no second look? Investigating your new house ahead of when the professional movers in El Paso get there and while it will be empty to correct issues at this point, is less complicated and less expensive than trying to resolve troubles afterwards, which might involve moving household furniture or repairing damaged property.

Here are 10 solutions before the moving van pulls in:

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

Windows which do not open or close completely, missing locks, damaged sashes, are definitely more than just a bother; they may be a safety threat. In a fire, your main exit point may be the nearby window, and if you can't use it (or first responders can't get to you), there is a life and death predicament. Not working windows will also be an invitation to thieves to come inside and take what's not theirs. Windows that will not close totally permit heated air to get out in winter and cold air during the warm months, costing you extra money on your electric or gas costs and allowing flying insects inside your home.

Lacking, broken doors and locking mechanisms

Doors locks which don't work will be an "Enter here, grab everything you want" invitation to thieves. Doors which are improperly installed, warped or leave an excessive amount of room between the door and the frame likewise let cold or hot air to get out, upping your electric or gas bill.

Scummy air ducts

Air ducts need maintaining in advance of a move in, particularly for allergy sufferers. Replace all the furnace filters. Grime, dust, pet dander, hair, spider webs, and pests gather in these ducts, and expert cleanup may be worth the cost of clean air and being allergen-free.

Bug problems (in and out)

The majority of infestation troubles commence out of doors and move in the house, thanks to openings in the house (cement fractures, defective windows or doors, roofing leaks) however some, like German roaches, multiply in home appliances, travel luggage, and pieces of furniture and also survive store-bought treatment. The work of a trustworthy pest management company will not only take away the problem, but routine treatment helps prevent insects from coming back again.

That peculiar smoky stink; it is all over the place!

Cigarette smoke is invasive and hard to clean, specifically when it comes to material at your residence, such as the carpeting and window treatments. Open all windows to air out the residence as much as you possibly can. Employ an expert cleanup provider to clean carpets and drapes and wipe down all walls with white vinegar to subdue the smell.

Home appliance troubles

From stove coils that remain cold to washing machines that will not turn on, major appliance troubles really are a frustration. It takes time and money to replace these products and arrange delivery and installation; check all the home appliances before you move in, so you know before hand what you should repair and what to replace.

Structural integrity

Irregular flooring, water-damaged walls, crumbled concrete, lacking roofing shingles, and additional structure problems are sometimes symptoms of larger and more pricey problems. Know before spending your initial night what demands fixes right now, or you could face more expensive maintenance tasks later.

Major cosmetic issues

If you loathe the paint tone in the space, ought to refinish flooring surfaces or repair walls, paint, stain, and repair before the moving company shows up with your things, if possible, so you aren't moving furniture or living with covered furnishings or chemical smells along the way.

Drainage challenges

Check rain gutters and downspouts; clean them prior to when you move in, during fine weather conditions, so you aren't stuck on a step ladder in a weather event, scraping leaves and branches out.

Wiring and plumbing concerns

Be mindful of overflowing toilets or slow-draining sinks or tubs; these may be a signal of plumbing in need of cleaning or repairing. Water pooling for extended durations in the yard may indicate a busted or dripping pipe below the ground. Assess each and every electrical socket and every light switch for proper operation. Inspect all electrical wires for signs of fraying and change out burned-out lightbulbs with efficient CFL or LED types.

Being a professional moving company in El Paso, we've seen houses in all sorts of conditions, and we recognize that there are a few problems, including the ones talked about here, that happen to be much easier to tackle before moving into your new house.


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