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 paperwork and also the house keys; the lights and utilities are on and the moving company in Tulsa is going to be there soon to move your belongings in your new location. There are a thousand cartons (or more it seems), bags, crates, household furniture, electronics, household pets, and plants to achieve the suitable locations and make this new abode feel like home.

But before you bring anything away from the moving truck, unpack a box or hang a picture, are you comfortable in regards to the safety, security, and cleanliness of your new place? Did you scrutinize and verify everything before declaring, "I love it! I will take it!" Did you presume as the spot is totally new and you will be the original tenant, everything was fine without a second look? Looking into your new residence prior to when the professional movers in Tulsa show up and while it's vacant to rectify challenges at this moment, is simpler and cheaper than attempting to resolve difficulties later, which can involve moving pieces of furniture or repairing damaged property.

The following are 10 repairs before the moving van pulls in:

Open wide, now close - when you can

Windows that will not open or close correctly, missing locks, damaged sashes, are definitely more than just a bother; they are a safety threat. In a fire, your only departure place may be the nearby window, and if you are unable to use it (or first responders can't get to you), there is a life and death situation. Broken windows are also an invitation to thieves to come inside and take what's not theirs. Windows which do not shut fully permit heated air to leave in winter and cool air during the summer time, costing you more money on your gas or electric costs and permitting flying pests inside.

Lacking, busted doors and locking mechanisms

Doors locks which don't work will be an "Enter here, swipe what you desire" invitation to criminals. Doors which are improperly fitted, warped or leave an excessive amount of room between the door and also the frame additionally let cold or heated air to escape, upping your electric or gas costs.

Scummy ductwork

Air ducts need cleaning in advance of a move in, specifically for allergy sufferers. Swap all the air filters. Dirt, allergens, pet dander, hair, spider webs, and bugs collect through these ducts, and expert cleaning is worth the cost of clean air and living allergen-free.

Insect troubles (inside and outside)

Most insect troubles start outdoors and move inside, thanks to openings in the home (concrete cracks, faulty windows or doors, roof leaks) but some, such as German roaches, proliferate in appliances, suitcases, and pieces of furniture and resist store-bought treatment. The work of a reliable bug control provider won't only take away the situation, but frequent treatment can prevent bugs from returning.

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

Tobacco smoke is pervasive and stubborn, specifically when it comes to textiles in the house, including carpeting and window treatments. Open up all windows to air out the house as much as is possible. Employ an experienced cleaning provider to thoroughly clean carpets and curtains and clean all wall surfaces utilizing white vinegar to subdue the stink.

Appliance problems

From stovetop coils that stay cold to washers which don't start up, major home appliance issues certainly are a hassle. It will take time and money to replace these items and plan shipping and installation; check all the appliances prior to when you move in, so you understand ahead of time what you should remedy and what to replace.

Architectural integrity

Irregular flooring, water-damaged walls, cracked cement, lacking roofing shingles, and additional structure concerns can be symptoms of more substantial and more costly conditions. Know before spending your primary night what calls for maintenance at this moment, or you may face more costly maintenance tasks down the road.

Serious cosmetic issues

In the event you can't stand the paint color within a space, have to refinish flooring or fix wall surfaces, paint, stain, and repair ahead of when the moving company arrives with your things, if you can, so you will not be moving furniture or living with covered furnishings or chemical smells during the process.

Drainage challenges

Assess rain gutters and downspouts; clean them prior to when you move in, during good weather, so you're not stuck on a ladder during a storm, scraping leaves and twigs out.

Electrical wiring and plumbing troubles

Be mindful of overflowing toilets or slow-draining sinks or showers; this can be a indication of plumbing in need of cleaning or upgrading. Water pooling for long amounts of time in the lawn may indicate a broken or leaking water pipe underground. Assess each electrical socket and every light switch for proper operation. Check out all electrical wires for signs of fraying and swap burned-out lightbulbs with efficient CFL or LED variations.

As a professional moving company in Tulsa, we see homes in many conditions, and we understand that there are a few issues, such as the kinds talked about here, that are much easier to deal with in advance of moving into your new home.


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