Buying a new house can be really exciting. You will finally own a property that you will be able to put your own unique stamp on. Many people who buy a house that has been empty for a few months before they are due to move in thinking that they’ll instantly be able to start decorating and applying their own personalized touches. However, it isn’t always that simple when it comes to empty properties. There might be some work that you will need to do first to ensure that it is liveable first. Here are some dos and don’ts that can help you when moving into a property that’s been empty for a while.
Do Check For Pests
Pests are a lot more likely in empty properties as there won’t be any humans to disturb them! So, before you do start moving all of your belongings and furniture into the property, you should definitely check for any signs of pests or infestations first. If you do notice something, then contact a pest control service that can come and investigate further.
Don’t Wait To Start Cleaning
Even if the property looks pretty clean at first glance, there will still no doubt be a lot of cleaning that needs to be done. You might be amazed at just how dusty an empty house can get! So, make sure you clean all of the floors and any surfaces in the empty house. It might also be worth giving the walls a quick wipe down as well.
Do Consider Doing Any Large Renovations
Have you been thinking of renovating your new home or making some big changes to its design and interiors? If so, you should think about doing as much as you possibly can before you move in. You should find it a lot easier when you aren’t having to move around and work in between large ad bulky furniture. Plus, if you do all of this home maintenance before you move in, you won’t feel like you are living in a building site!
Don’t Put Up With Stale Air
If you are the first one to enter the house for a few months, you might notice that the air in it is really stale when you first walk in. That’s because no one will have been in to open the windows and air out the property. So, this is something that you should look to do now before you move in. It can help freshen up the house and make it feel a lot more inviting.
Do Bleed The Radiators
It’s also a good idea to bleed the radiators in the house as well. You never know how long they’ve been left turned off for, and there could now be a buildup of air in them. Once you have bled them all, you can be happy knowing that there is no more air in them and that the hot water will be able to circulate more efficiently throughout.
Enjoy your brand new home!