One of the most exciting times in a person’s life is moving into a new home. It doesn’t matter if it is a starter home, graduating to a larger house, or relocating for work – moving is exciting! But you will need to remember that no house is perfect and there are always things that you need to take care of once you move in.
A good way to start working on your home, once you move, in is to take a look at the report provided by your home inspection. Use the analysis from the inspection as a starting point when making repairs. But, inspection or not, here are some issues almost all homes might have:
• Foundation – Foundation problems can affect your home’s windows, doors, walls, and other areas.
• Roof – You don’t want to let roof leaks go too long without correction. Water damage and mold aren’t any fun to deal with later on.
• Basement – If your basement isn’t properly sealed, mold and mildew can become a problem.
• Radon – Get a radon testing kit and make sure your home is radon-free.
• Smoke Alarm – Make sure all fire detectors and smoke alarms are in good working order.
• Fire Extinguishers – Make sure you have working fire extinguishers installed in the kitchen and laundry rooms.
• Cosmetic Repairs – Painting, window treatments, and landscaping are all things you will likely want to take care of once you move in.