Bought your dream home? Now you might think the hard but is done but well, you are mistaken. The hard part starts now. You need to get everything ready before you settle in. So here are the most important things you need to get done when you move into your new home.
1. Change the locks
You cannot imagine who must be having the keys to your home. Brokers, real estate agents, previous owners and many others may have the keys so you need to change all locks of doors. Take a look around the entire house and check for any broken locks on windows. If so, get them repaired too.
2. Check for plumbing leaks
The previous should do this before leaving but it doesn’t hurt to double check. Look for broken faucets and pipes in toilets. The last thing you need when you move in is a flooded toilet. Also keep an eye for leaking water heaters. The best way to identify a water leak is, take the meter reading and compare it with the reading after two hours during which no water was being used. If the reading is different, then you most definitely have a leak.
3. Steam clean carpets
You need to get your carpets clean before moving in the furniture, since you never know when the last time these were cleaned was. Contact carpet cleaning services that provides carpet cleaning services in Adelaide and get the work done. You could even rent a steam cleaner for a much cheaper price and do the work yourself. Why not save a few bucks?
4. Clean the walls and floors
Your home will look fresh and new only when you give a good coat of paint on the walls. You can do your interior designing later. For now, just give them a coat of white paint to cover up all scratches and dirt marks. Also, do some tile and grout cleaner in Adelaide in toilets.
5. Wipe your cabinets
You would of course find dirty surprises inside your cabinets. So wipe them inside out before you place any of your plates, dishes or home appliances. Use a non-toxic cleaner and replace the contact paper if needed.
6. Say good bye to the insects
Well, be ready to find some uninvited guests in your cabinets, cupboards, attic and basement. Get down the pest control guys so that you could have your home to yourself when you settle in. You could even do it yourself by placing a few rat poison packets around the kitchen and other affected areas.