By Jessica Sweet
The process of finding, buying and moving into a new home can be absolutely exhausting. There are so many different steps to take and checks to make, so many hurdles to jump through. With the property market as chaotic as it has been recently, you probably need a vacation after everything that you have just been through. However, anyone who has ever moved into a new home knows that there are always going to be a few problems that you need to take care of. Here are a few of the classic problem areas that you need to check.
Check Your Roof
With the recent rise in extreme weather events, it is more important than ever that you check that your roof is going to hold up in a storm. Florida locals will know that the storms can hit pretty hard, but if you have just moved to the area, then let us tell you that this is one of the most important areas on your to-do list. Don’t wait until the storm hits to worry about whether you’re in good shape or not.
Check Your Plumbing
Everyone hopes that the plumbing has been left in good shape when they move into a new property, but the frustrating truth is that there are a lot of serious plumbing issues that can go unnoticed during an inspection. What’s more, you may have been told by the previous owners that there were moderate issues that needed addressing when the reality is much worse. If you have recently moved into a new home, then you should find a plumber to ensure that everything is working properly. You may need to re-pipe your home, and Orlando residents should get in touch with A1 Service Plumbing. They have been putting customers first since 1954.
Check Your Water Heater
Near the top of homeowner’s list of things that they don’t want to break down has to be the water heater. We know that it may not be a pressing issue right in the middle of summer, but this is a great time to make sure that it is working properly. Water heaters can be very expensive to replace, and with costs going up everywhere you look, it is much better to pay to have it serviced than have to pay for a new one.
Check Your Insulation
Everyone knows that when you are looking around a home you are thinking about buying, the previous owners will have done as much as they can to make it look as perfect as possible. Something that you will need to check after you move in is the insulation. This is not just about making sure that your home stays cool in the hot Florida summer and warm in the winter. Bad insulation can lead to mold, and once mold gets a grip it can be very difficult to get rid of. If you spot any problem areas, then you need to act on them as quickly as possible.