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November 25, 2017

Things to do when Moving into a New Home


Some Things To Do When You Move Into a New Home in Killeen

If it is your first or your last, moving into a new home is an enthralling feat. Don't let that joyous feeling of being a new homeowner keep you from performing some essential tasks to help you get ready for move-in day.

There are several tasks that you should think about before moving in to your new house that include some safety considerations and cleaning that should save you money and headaches in the future. Here are six things you should know before moving into your new home in Killeen:

1. Update the Locks

The first item you should always do when you move is update the locks, because you do not know who could possibly have a key to your home. You can install the locks without difficulty yourself or hire a locksmith to do it. If you want to add a nice update to your home, go ahead and install new hardware along with the locks.

2. Check for Plumbing Leaks

The home was most likely already inspected before you finalized the purchase, but it never hurts to take a second look. You will want to check your water heater, water lines, drains, sinks, and toilets for any signs of a leak. A dripping faucet or running toilet is something that you will want to repair as well before it leads to a bigger affair. Many of the small problems are great do-it-yourself projects, but you should call a professional for any and all larger concerns.

3. Replace and Check Filters

A dwelling can have many different filters, and you should look at each one of them to decide if they need to be replaced. You will find air filters in the heating and air conditioning unit, the vent above the stove, and in kitchen and bathroom spigots. Replacing old filters is usually a quick and cheap project, and it could save you more money down the road.

4. Thoroughly Clean the House

Spending the time to clean the house before you move in is much more easily done than after your possessions have been arranged throughout your residence. When the house is vacant, you will be able to see all issues that need to be cleaned. You want to give attention to anything that was left behind from the preceeding family. Steam-cleaning carpets, vacuuming floors, washing windows, wiping out your cabinets, and buffing the wood floors are some ideas of things you should do while the house is still empty.

5. Update Home Technology

Before you move your furniture in, you will have easy access to the areas of electrical and tech outlets, which allows for easy planning and installation. Installing or updating home technology is best before you move in -- it will prevent headaches in the future.

6. Get Prepared for Anything in Killeen

Anything could happen at any time, and it is best to be prepared for when it does. If possible, ask the previous homeowners for a compilation of service companies that they previously used. See if they used lawn care services, plumbers, electricians, sprinkler services, pest control, or any other companies that could be helpful for you and your home. These companies most likely have logs of past services that were completed at the home, which will be valuable for any future problems.

A little bit of planning and maintenance before you move into your new home will go a long way, and it could even bring a little extra bit of happiness in Killeen. It will also help you reduce some of the anxiety that comes with moving. These six things won't take too much of your time if you plan accordingly and begin now!

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