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Moving to a House?
Moving house is something that most of us will do several times, if not dozens of times in our lives and it’s important to try to make these occasions as stress free as possible. There are a few things that most people tend to leave until the last minute that should really be done well in advance of moving house. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are moving to a house.
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Change the Locks
You really don’t know who else has keys to your home, so change the locks. That ensures you’re the only person who has access. Also, Install new deadbolts yourself for as little as $10 per lock, or call a locksmith — if you supply the new locks, they typically charge about $20 to $30 per lock for labor.
Check the Leaks
Your home inspector should check the leaks for you before closing, but it never hurts to double-check. You may not have any plumbing leaks to fix, but when checking the kitchen sink, you may discover some issues. So, keep an eye out for dripping faucets and running toilets, and check your water heater for signs of a leak.
Steam The Carpets
Do this before you move your furniture in, and your new home life will be off to a fresh start. You can pay a professional carpet cleaning service — you’ll pay about $50 per room; most services require a minimum of about $100 before they’ll come out — or you can rent a steam cleaner for about $30 per day and do the work yourself.
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Circuit Breaker Box and Main Water Valve
It’s a good idea to figure out which fuses control what parts of your house and label them accordingly. This will take two people: One to stand in the room where the power is supposed to go off, the other to trip the fuses and yell, “Did that work? How about now?”
You’ll want to know how to turn off your main water valve if you have a plumbing emergency, if a hurricane or tornado is headed your way, or if you’re going out of town. Just locate the valve — it could be inside or outside your house — and turn the knob until it’s off. Test it by turning on any faucet in the house; no water should come out.
So, if you are looking for professional help to move to a new house, consider contacting Toronto Moving. We will make sure to make your moving day easy, fast and stress-free.
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