Look For Signs of Neglect and Seek Immediate Repairs
Moving into a new home is a dream that everyone wishes to actualize sometime in their life although the moving process is not often an easy one for most people. However, some make it quite interesting and easy by hiring a reputable moving company. While the moving itself is hectic, the whole idea can be stressful once you get to your new home and find that it has been neglected for long. The implication is that such a house has some amenities that are not in good shape and require immediate attention. How then do you spot some of these issues?
One of the most sensitive parts of a house is the roof. A leaky roof can have adverse impacts on the house as it can lead to damages not only of the property inside the house but also damage the walls. Make sure that you explore the spaces around chimneys to ascertain that they are intact and call for immediate repairs in case of leaking issues.
Tiles are some of the house accessories that make the house achieve its elegance. However, this cannot be the case where tiles have been poorly done or are cracked. Check the state of tiles in the house even before the move, and ensure that you have them fixed if there are any broken ones.
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Are the door locks intact?
Nobody wishes to stay in a house that has broken or even missing locks. Even though your residence might be very secure, you need to keep all your rooms locked whenever you need to. Some old houses have no locks so prior to making your move, ensure you have checked all locks and whether they have their keys. If any are missing, get immediate replacement or repair.
You want to stay in a nice-looking house but that may not be the case if your house is not intact in terms of the paint. Some neglected houses tend to have chipping paints, while others have not been painted in a while. If the paint is fragmented, call a reliable painter to put the house back into shape as far as the paint is concerned.
Is the sewage piping operational?
The state of the house’ sewage system matters most as far as habitation of the house is concerned. Some sewer lines can block due to the wash down of fats, oils, and other dirt in the drains. Sewage piping problems can be enormous and hence, before calling your moving company, it is advisable you have your sewage piping system checked and repaired.
Moving to a new house can be exciting but having a neglected house for a home can be discouraging. As such, prior to seeking any moving services, it is advisable to examine the house for signs of neglect and call for immediate repairs where needed.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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