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Should You Seek Maintenance Services On Your House Before Moving In?

Should You Seek Maintenance Services On Your House Before Moving In?
Should You Seek Maintenance Services On Your House Before Moving In?

Know If You Should Seek Maintenance Services On Your House Before Moving In

The anxiety that comes with the decision to move to a new house can sometimes be overwhelming especially when you are moving long distance. The move keeps you away from your family and friends. At times, it might be unavoidable and all you need to do is accept and move. However, before you move, you need to consider a few factors such as getting a trusted moving company and finding a well-maintained house. Many people who move to a new house get frustrated after finding that there are aspects of the house that need repair or replacement.

This article addresses the question of whether or not you should seek maintenance services on your house before moving in.

Importance of seeking maintenance services

When moving to a new house, chances are high that you are not the first resident of the house unless it is a new one. The implication is that there are certain issues of the house that you need to have addressed. Your excitement to move to a new house can be short-lived especially where your house does not meet your expectations not only in terms of taste and preferences but also on normal standards. As such, seeking maintenance services is recommended as you are assured that before moving your items, everything has been examined and repaired where needed.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

Must-do maintenance tasks

It is natural to be excited when moving to a new house. It is however important to ensure that everything is working well and is safe. Here are some of the important must-do maintenance tasks:

  • Check the locks: If the house had been occupied previously, chances are high that many people have a copy of the keys to most of the rooms in the house. It is advisable to not only check the functionality of the locks, but also change them for safety purposes. Do also change the alarm system’s code and the garage door.
  • Plumbing system: Plumbing problems can have adverse effects on the house. Before you move in, it is important to hire a qualified plumber to ensure that all the plumbing elements are working well. You do not want a case of blocked sewer in your new house.
  • Leaking roof: Old houses have high chances of having leaky roofs. While leaking might be easily noticeable for roof experts, it might not be the case for an ordinary person hence, you need to engage the services of a qualified roofing expert to identify and repair leaking areas of your roof.
  • Electricity faults: Electricity-related issues are serious and they can be hazardous. Given that you will use electricity in most daily activities, you do not want to have anything go wrong. Engage an electrician to review and ensure that all your electric appliances are working well.

Before you hire a moving company, it is important to engage the services of various experts in home improvement and maintenance. You need to move to a house that has an operational plumbing system, electric appliances, safe and secure locks, and no leaking roof.

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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. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.


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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
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15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
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435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
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Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
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1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
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Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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