The 4 Things You Should Do Before Moving Into a New Home

Moving into a new home can be exciting. Before you fully settle in, however, there are some basic maintenance tasks that you should attend to. Handyman Connection of Chicago NW shares the top three on our list.

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Replace the Locks

Even if all the locks in the house are still in excellent shape and the previous owner promised to return the keys, we recommend changing all the locks in your home’s exterior. This not only secures your home but it also gives you complete peace of mind that your family and belongings are safe even when you are not at home.

Inspect the Chimney

If the home you’re moving into has a fireplace, we recommend having your chimney professionally inspected. Even if you have no plans of using it, an inspection is important to evaluate the health of your fireplace. There might be various structural issues that can lead to pest access and compromised energy efficiency. It’s best to get rid of these before moving in to ensure maximum comfort and protection.

Check the Plumbing

On the day you move in, be sure to inspect your plumbing. Check your faucets, showerheads, and exposed pipes like those under the sink. Use each of these and inspect the pipes in your basement for any signs of leakage. Any major problems would be caught in a professional inspection, but if you notice any major issue such as heavy corrosion, we recommend calling us for repairs.

Clean Your Vents

Even with a household present, dust and lint can collect in the house vents over the years. When moving into a home that was previously occupied, you’ll want to ensure that your family is breathing clean air by having an air duct inspection and maintenance. We also recommend replacing your filter every three months to keep the air in your home clean.

Our professional team at Handyman Connection of Chicago NW can help you with your general home maintenance needs. Fill out our contact form or call us at (847) 202-3232 to request a free estimate today!


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