Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Top Tips To Consider When You Move Into A Used Home
If you have recently bought a home and are just about ready to move in, there are a few factors to consider before your move.  You want to make sure that all the plumbing and electrical components are in working order and that the environment is clean and hygienic. Below are a few tips to consider.

Changing The Locks

You will never really know who may have keys to the home you have recently purchased. For this reason it is in your best interests to change all the locks. This will ensure that you and your family are the only people who can access the home. You can install deadbolts for around $10 a lock or if you prefer call out your trusted locksmith to conduct the job.

Check For Any Plumbing Leaks

The home inspector you used before the closing of the sale should have checked on this aspect, but it is in your best interests to double-check. Common issues to look out for include running toilets or dripping faucets. Another way to check for leaks is to take a water meter reading and then check the reading again after 2 hours when no water is in use in the home. If the reading differs from your original reading you definitely have a leak in the home.

Steam Clean The Carpets

It is advisable to conduct a steam clean well before you decide to move any furniture into the home. You can choose to use a professional service that will cost you around $50 a room or you can hire a steam cleaner for around $30 for one day of use.

Clean Out All The Cupboards And Cabinets

Before moving your kitchen utensils and bathroom supplies into the cabinets of a used home it is highly advisable to wipe all these surfaces down. You may even be able to get your Miami moving company to unpack for you. You may need to replace any existing contact paper. Cleaning out these cupboards can ensure that there are no hidden surprises waiting for you on the day you move in.

Get Rid Of Any Pests

There are various DIY methods available on the markets for you to ensure your home is free from any unwanted pests. If you find termites or excessive amount of excrement from rodents in and around the home, it is advisable to rather use a professional company to assist you further.

Find Out Where Your Main Water Valve And Circuit Breaker Is Situated

Before moving into a home make sure you know where your breaker box is. It is also a great idea to find out which fuse controls different parts of the home and then to label these accordingly. It is also a good idea to know where the main water-valve is situated if you are faced with a plumbing emergency or you plan on going away on a long vacation. To ensure that the main valve is working turn the valve off and then test any faucet in the home to make sure no water comes out.

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