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Home Repairs after Move In

The Gainesville Moving Company has just unloaded the last box and your new life is about to begin. The move into the new house is one of the most exciting times of your life.

You can step back and transform the home any way you like. Before you consider doing some unique decorating, however, consider doing a few home repairs while the home is still being moved into.

These repairs may seem small in the moment, but the money they will save you in costly repairs down the road can be significant. Here are the top four repairs you should consider as soon as you move into your new home.

Professional Furnace Inspection

You can not tell how long a furnace will run without any major issues. The best way to make sure it will run for the unforeseeable future is to call in a professional and have them do a thorough inspection of the entire system.

An inspection could uncover something that was missed when you first looked at the home. Now is the time to have it maintained while you are still moving into the house.

Caulking and Weather Sealing

While the movers are still getting ready to pull out of your driveway, you should start examining the windows and doors of your new home. See if any areas need some weather stripping to keep the elements outside. Little leaks can add up to huge utility bills.

Spending a few dollars for caulk at the hardware store is one of the better investments you can make today. The caulk is also great for sealing around tubs and sinks where water can leak and cause bacteria or mold to grow.

Cleaning All Your Gutters

Clogged gutters can cause significant damage if they are not properly cleaned. All that extra weight will in time cause the gutters to pull away from the home, allowing water to get into your home.

The blocked drains can also cause water to overflow and erode soil around the home designed to protect the foundation. Borrow a ladder and get up there, and remove all that debris from the gutters as soon as possible.

Buying New Locks

After the Gainesville Movers have left your home, the first thing you should do is consider getting all new locks for the home. No one knows for sure how many people have a copy of those keys.

Play it safe and  just install all new locks as soon as you can. If you are not handy enough to do the job, call a local professional locksmith who can do the job the same day for you.

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