Get Off To A Good Start With Your New Home
So, you’ve just moved into Cache Valley. Or maybe you’ve lived in Cache Valley your whole life, but you’re just moving. Whatever the reason, you’re moving into a new home and you’re feeling good. Before you get too settled in, there’s a few things you should probably do first, however. Let’s take a look.
5 Things You Should Do When You First Move Into A New Home
1. Change/Rekey Your Locks
If you’re moving into a home that’s been previously owned, make sure you change your locks. We all hope that the previous owners will be good and not try to invade, but you never know. If the house you buy was foreclosed on, perhaps the old owner feels cheated and wants to take it out on the new owners. Or maybe they’re just looking to sneak in and get some free stuff at your expense. If you’re renting an apartment, this might be an even bigger risk. To avoid any problems with former tenants, make sure you change the locks when you move into a new house.
2. Deep Cleaning
If your new house is previously lived in, a deep cleaning is a good idea. While most people are going to do their best to clean up before they leave home, sometimes people just miss certain items. You’ll want to go over the tile grout, attic, and any hard to reach places. If the former owner did any cleaning, this shouldn’t be too much of a chore, but it’s always good to make sure you get everything you can. The rest of the items on this list will fall under the cleaning, but there’s a few we always try to draw attention to.
3. Carpet Cleaning
A lot of people overlook deep cleaning their carpet. They think they can just run over it with a vacuum cleaner and call it good. You need more than this to keep your carpet in good condition, though. A lot of dirt and grime gets ground into the carpet as you walk on it, crystalizing into a hard substance that damages the fibers. Without special cleaning chemicals, you can’t break these crystals down, meaning your carpet won’t last as long as it should. When you move into a new house, you should have the carpets deep cleaned by professionals to make sure you get everything out.
4. Toilet Seats
You probably thought of cleaning the toilet. It’s a fairly obvious one. Did you think about ALL of the toilet, though? There’s one part that constantly gets overlooked in cleaning; the part that holds the seat in place. The hinge has space under it where water can collect. This makes it a prime spot for bacteria to grow. When you move into a new home, you should definitely pull off the old toilet seats and clean the whole toilet thoroughly. It might even be necessary to completely replace the old seats just to get them clean. Otherwise, cleaning your toilet isn’t going to do you all that much good in the long run.
5. Clean Your Air Ducts
Yeah, you all knew we were going to bring this one up. Even if your new home was built just for you, you should still have your air ducts cleaned out when you move in. In more than one case, we’ve found construction debris in air ducts right after new construction was done. In one case, we even found an entire slab of concrete. These things will not only reduce the effectiveness of your HVAC system, but it will put particles into the air that can play havoc on asthma or other breathing problems you might have. Make sure you have your air ducts checked and cleaned before you settle into your new home.
Get Started Right In Your New Home
You don’t want anything to ruin the satisfaction of moving into a new home. It should be a great experience, but any number of problems can ruin it. Make sure you do these five different things when you first move in. This will make sure that your new home feels safe, fresh and comfortable for you. That way, you can really breathe easy!
Give Us A Call
For residents of Cache Valley, nobody does air ducts better than Easy Breezy. Instead of hard brushes, we use a vacuum system that takes advantage of your HVAC to clean it out ventilation system without damaging it. It’ll give you fresh, clean air to breathe, making you feel cleaner and healthier. If you’ve just moved into a new home, or if it’s been a few years since you’ve had your air ducts cleaned, why not get in touch? We’ll help you settle into your new home the right way!