Don't Unpack Anything! First, Make These Ten New Home Fixes

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Congratulations! You've got the documents and also the keys; the lights and utilities are on and the moving company in Tulsa will be there briefly to move your belongings into your new place. There are a thousand cartons (or more it appears), bags, crates, home furniture, electronics, pets, and plants to find the suitable spots to make this new abode feel like home.

Before you take anything away from the moving truck, unpack a carton or hang a picture, are you confident with regards to the safety, security, and cleanliness of your new abode? Did you examine and assess everything before declaring, "I love it! I'll get it!" Did you assume as the place is totally new and you will be the primary occupant, the whole thing was okay without having a second look? Examining your new house before the professional movers in Tulsa show up and while it's empty to resolve concerns now, is less complicated and less expensive than attempting to correct problems afterwards, which may involve moving pieces of furniture or replacing damaged property.

The following are 10 solutions ahead of when the moving van pulls in:

Open up wide, now shut - if you can

Windows which don't open or close correctly, missing locks, busted sashes, will be more than only a bother; they're a safety threat. In a fire, your main departure spot could be the nearby window, and if you can't use it (or first responders cannot reach you), you have a life and death scenario. Not working windows may also be an invitation to burglars to come inside and take what is not theirs. Windows which don't shut completely permit heated air to get out in winter and cold air during the summer time, costing you more money on your gas or electric costs and letting flying pests inside your home.

Lacking, broken doors and locks

Doors locks that do not work will be an "Enter here, take that which you want" invite to thieves. Doors that are inadequately installed, warped or leave an excessive amount of room between the door and also the frame additionally permit cool or hot air to get out, upping your electric or gas costs.

Grimy ductwork

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

Bug concerns (outside and inside)

Most bug situations begin outside and move inside, thanks to openings in the home (concrete cracks, faulty windows or doors, roof leaks) however some, for example German roaches, multiply in home appliances, suitcases, and pieces of furniture and also survive store-bought treatment. The work of a dependable bug elimination provider will not only remove the problem, but regular treatment stops insects from returning.

That strange smoky smell; it's all around you!

Cigarette smoke is pervasive and stubborn, particularly when it comes to fabrics in the home, such as carpets and window treatments. Open all windows to air out the residence as much as is possible. Employ an experienced cleaning service to thoroughly clean carpets and window treatments as well as clean all walls with white vinegar to counteract the stink.

Home appliance problems

From stovetop burners that remain cold to washers which don't switch on, major home appliance issues can be a aggravation. It takes time and money to replace these things and schedule delivery and set up; check all the home appliances prior to move in, so you know before hand what things to remedy and what to change out.

Structural integrity

Uneven flooring, water-damaged walls, crumbled cement, absent roof shingles, and other structure problems can be symptoms of more substantial and more pricey conditions. Recognize before spending your initial night what demands fixes at this moment, or you may encounter more expensive fixes later.

Major cosmetic issues

If you dislike the paint color within a room, ought to refinish flooring or patch walls, paint, stain, and patch prior to when the moving company gets there with your things, if you can, so you're not moving pieces of furniture or living with covered home furnishings or chemical smells along the way.

Drainage issues

Check gutters and downspouts; clean them before you move in, during good weather conditions, so you're not stuck on a step ladder during a weather event, scraping leaves and branches out.

Electrical wiring and plumbing concerns

Beware overflowing toilets or slow-draining sinks or tubs; this can be a sign of plumbing in need of cleaning or upgrading. Water pooling for lengthy periods of time in the yard may suggest a broken or leaking pipe underground. Assess each electrical socket and each light switch for correct function. Examine all electrical wires for indicators of fraying and replace burned-out lightbulbs with efficient CFL or LED types.

Being a professional moving company in Tulsa, we've seen houses in many conditions, and we understand that there are several issues, such as the types talked about here, that are much easier to tackle in advance of moving into your new residence.

 

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