Moving into a new home is a great way to add excitement to life and spice things up for your entire family. Kids get to make new friends and experience a whole new community while you too get to meet new and exciting people and perhaps open the door to better life than before. This may sound like a walk in the park, for s family, it will take some time to get accustomed to the new life. While everyone is trying to fit into the new arrangement, you must make sure that this home is as ready as it can be to facilitate your family and keep them safe. Here are a few things that you must pay attention to before moving into a new home.
Are there any hazardous factors that need attention?
Although a seller is responsible for ensuring the safety of the property for a buyer prior to a purchase, there’s always the possibility of this being done in an ineffective manner and newer issues popping up after the purchase. As a smart home owner, you must take charge yourself and invest on plumbers, electricians, exterminators and all such service providers to e-check the house for problems in a complete and comprehensive manner. Another major health concern is the asbestos contamination soil which will cause major lung related problems when the fibers added by such soul to the atmosphere is inhaled by those living in the proximity.
This is a serious condition and if any traces of the substance are detected in the soil or any other parts of the house, proper asbestos removal must be done immediately with the help of a professional.
The UV film catalyst
The first thing most families do right after they drag the boxes into their new home is hanging all the framed photos, pictures, artworks and paintings on the walls. Experts advice is to first figure out which parts of the house receives most intense levels of sunlight and then determine where you’re going to hang your pictures because intense sunlight can damage them and fade their colors. A great way to protect all your household surfaces from the damage caused by intense sunlight is by adding a UV film on the window panes which are seemingly impossible and are high in effectiveness.
Change the locks
You may own the house now, but do you have any idea as to how many others have keys to access your home? There could be so many previous residents, real estate agents or even construction workers who’ve had keys before, and maybe even now. An opportunistic individual will make the best of any situation to break in and get away with a bag full of your valuables without leaving any signs of forced entry. Such an incident may even bring harm to your family and these must be avoided at all costs. As a responsible home owner, invest on getting all your household locks changed so that you can rest easy, knowing your family members are the only ones who has access to your home.