Moving? Take These Important Steps When You Move Into Your New Home.

We are now into the prime of the moving season – more houses are bought and sold at this time than at any other time of the year. There is a lot to do in a new home. Here are some important basic tasks that should be done as soon as you move into your new home:  
  1. Change the locks: Usually, the previous owners always hand the keys over to the realtors. Sometimes they may forget to collect the keys from their cleaning service, neighbors etc. For a peace of mind, make sure you get the locks, especially the exterior ones changed, as soon as you move in.
  2. Clean, clean, clean: You may be getting a newly painted home which looks, smells and ‘feels’ new. But it’s important that you give the whole home a ‘once over’. Drawers, cupboards, nooks and crannies need to get a thorough clean. If you cannot do it yourself, hire a service to do it and emphasize the areas you want cleaned. It’s important that you do this before you move all your possessions into the empty spaces, because the task will get harder once everything has been arranged.
  3. Learn about the circuit breakers: It’s a great idea to figure out where the circuit breaker box is and label the fuses that control various parts of the home. This will make it easier to locate fuses for problem areas in the future.
  4. Learn how to turn off the main water valve: If you ever have a plumbing emergency such as a broken water pipe in your home, you should know where to go to turn off the main water supply. 
  5. Steam clean the carpets: If you have any carpets, now is the time to steam clean them before you move furniture in. The absence of furniture will make the job easier, and it gives you more of a fresh start in your new home.
  6. Get the mechanical equipment cleaned and serviced: Getting the heating and cooling systems cleaned and serviced as soon as you move in is important. Hopefully the home inspection report will give you a good idea as to the effectiveness of the systems in place.
  If you are thinking of moving into a new home or selling your existing home, you need a company that will give you results. Please call us on 604 695 1000 or contact us by email.  

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