As a homeowner, the safety, security, payment of bills, cleanliness, and maintenance of your entirely new home depends on you. Once you take the responsibilities of running that house seriously, the chances of prolonging the lifespan of the house increases. So, what services should you have access to while moving to a new home? Let us find out.
What better way than to start with a clean house. Since you have no idea how the previous residents maintained their level of cleanliness, you might want to dial a professional cleaner. Ask them to deep and steam clean the house from corner to corner. You may also want to fumigate the house in case of any pest and insects still roaming.
You are not yet the real owner of a house if you haven’t changed the locks. The previous owners may have copies of the key, soiling your house’s safety standards. For instance, the last house owner might have had a baby sitter with the keys to your home. Hire a professional locksmith to change all locks to your house and enhance safety measures.
Home security keeps you prepared in the event of burglary and other invasions. The home security system incorporates CCTV cameras, smoke detectors, window sensors, alarm systems, and carbon monoxide sensors. You might want to have an expert install the entire system and perhaps educate you on how to handle each of the components.
You remain solely responsible for the maintenance and upgrades of appliances in your house. Call in an HVAC technician to inspect the condition of your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning unit. If the technician recommends a replacement or maintenance service for a certain appliance, see to it that it is done. These inspections should be conducted at least twice a year despite running smoothly.
Plumbing maintenance and inspection saves you from accumulated costs incurred from leaking sinks and pipes, running toilets and dripping faucets. Leaks could be the reason you receive enormous water bills that can’t be accounted for. Also, they are a significant recipe for creating a breeding ground for mold. Call in an experienced plumber to help fix the leaking site or also to determine if there are any leaks in the house.
These services mentioned above should be on your list when moving to a new home. At first, it may seem tedious, but they help in preventing losses and damages in the long-run.