3 Important Things To Do Before Moving Into A New Home

Are you getting ready to move into a newly-purchased home? Are you doing one last check in order to make sure that you have everything you need in order to make your new home as comfortable as possible? If you've never owned a home before, it's easy to get excited at being able to move into your first one. It can also be all too easy to overlook or forget things that should be of importance. Before your actual moving day, here are some things that you should do in order to make life easier for yourself and your family:

Sewer inspection: If you didn't have your sewer line inspected as part of the buying process, now is a good time to do so. Although the line running from your home to the city sewer system or to a septic tank can last for decades, this pipe isn't going to last forever. It will eventually start to sag or to collapse, leading to clogs and other issues. Having an inspection performed will allow you to find out if your sewer line is near the end of its life, helping to avoid the potential surprises that could arise from having a collapsing sewer line.

Find reputable electrician: Finding a reputable electrician who offers 24/7 electrical services may seem unnecessary at first, but there are several reasons why you might need this. One reason for needing 24/7 electrical services might be if your pipes burst at some point. Although you'd need to call a plumber to fix the burst pipe, you might need an electrician to inspect the nearby wiring in order to make sure that the water didn't damage anything and isn't going to cause a short. Another reason for needing 24/7 electrical services is in the event that your heater goes out in the middle of the night or on the weekend; these are times when normal electricians are unavailable and may not be able to get to you for several days.

Window updates: Check your new home's windows to see if UV film has been applied to them. This film isn't always obvious, so you may want to get a professional to check the windows for you. Windows that lack UV film, especially on the south and western sides of your house, should have it added as soon as possible. UV light from the sun can quickly fade and damage items, sometimes within a matter of just a couple weeks. Having UV film applied will help protect your precious belongings in your new home.

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