Moving into your new home is so exciting, but it comes with a lot of responsibility. Once you meet with a home inspector, you will likely be presented with a list of problems and fixes that need to be made right away. Read over some of these home improvements that need to be made to ensure there aren’t any issues down the road.
Heating and Cooling Filters
Getting your heating and cooling systems checked regularly are advised to keep them running correctly. Once you notice signs of issues with your HVAC system, make sure you get it repaired by a qualified technician. Also, pay attention to your heating and cooling filter, if you have a faulty filter it will cost you a pretty penny in the future. Replacing it right away will provide you and your family with clean air and protection against having to replace the system.
Leaks, Water Damage, and Mold
A leak, no matter the size can be a major issue over time when left alone and are one of the top 5 reasons for why a home’s fail an inspection. So, when a home inspector comes in and alerts you about a leak, get that repaired right away. In addition to water damage, untreated leaks can lead to a host of problems such as mold, mildew, and rotting surfaces. Treating a leak before you move in will be an advantage to you, because often water services have to be shut off while they are treating the issue, and this won’t be a big deal if you’re not living there yet.
Removing Older Constructions
Older constructions in your home such as your ceiling will need repair because oftentimes, they contain hazardous products. When it comes to popcorn ceilings, you will want to remove those as soon as possible because they hold harmful irritants and hazards such as asbestos. These were once a popular style for aesthetic but now they are an eye-sore, and if you’re an avid watcher of HGTV, you will notice it’s always the first to go.
Bowed or Warped Flooring
This is one of the most expensive changes that you can make to your new home right away, which is why people often hold off on it. Something to keep in mind when moving in, especially if the floors are carpet, is to consider ripping up the old carpets and installing hardwoods or lament. Floors go through a lot of wear and tear which will often show when your floors are bowed or warped, a clear sign they need to be replaced.
These issues should be on the top of your list that needs to be repaired right away and a qualified home inspector will tell you that firsthand. At the Homeinex Corporation, we have highly qualified professionals that will ensure your home is in great condition and immediate changes that must be made. Contact us today and set up and appointment with us!