Buying An Existing Home? 4 Things You Should Do To Make Sure It's Ready For You
Posted on: 8 December 2017
If you've recently purchased a pre-existing home, and you're getting ready to move in, there are a few things you'll need to do; some of them before you even move your first boxes in. Taking a few extra steps will ensure that your home is safe, clean and ready to move into. Here are four extra steps you should take to make sure that your home is safe and ready for you and your family to live in:
Give Your HVAC a Checkup
Regardless of whether you're moving into your new home during the winter, or during the summer, you're going to be using your HVAC system as soon as you move in. Before you crank it up, make sure it's ready for action. Hire an HVAC company to come out and give your entire system a full checkup. That way, you'll know if there are any problems that need to be addressed.
Give Yourself Peace of Mind
Now that you're getting ready to move into your new home, the first thing you should do is give yourself some peace of mind. You need to change the locks on your home. First, you never know how many people have the keys to your home. Even if the previous owners gave you all the keys they had on them, there might still be a few keys floating around out there. The last thing you want is to have someone use a key to walk on in and steal your belongings once you've moved everything in. Make sure your home is safe and secure by changing the locks.
Hire a Cleaning Service
The house may look clean, but that doesn't mean it's clean down below the surface. Unfortunately, that means there could be dirt, mold spores, and even bug droppings hiding in the cabinets and down in the carpet fibers. If the previous owners smoked, there could be tar and nicotine coating the walls in your new home. Don't tire yourself out trying to give your new home a deep cleaning. Instead, hire a professional cleaning service to come in and give your home a deep, top to bottom cleaning.
Update the Wiring
When it comes to pre-existing homes, you never know how the wiring is. Even if the home is relatively new, there could still be some wiring concerns hiding behind the walls. Before you start plugging in all your home electronics and kitchen appliances, make sure your wiring is sufficiently updated. If it isn't, you should have it updated before you're faced with serious electrical problems.
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