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3 Things New Homeowners Forget to Do After Moving In

If you’re a new owner the experience when you get into the home will be so exciting and overwhelming. At such times, it’s no surprise that they miss doing tiny details. Avoid this hassle by reading our blog, the tips given below should be overlooked by all the new homeowners after receiving the keys

Replace Locks

It’s advisable to change your locks for enhanced safety and security because you don’t know how many copies of keys the previous owner has. So be cautious about such things. Ask the locksmith to prepare new locks and keys before you move into your new house. Don’t miss to include back and side doors, sliding doors, and garage locks. Ensure what lock brand is installed and check the level of security for your home. Opt for a smart home security system for advanced protection.

Test & replace smoke detectors and CO2.

First of all, you should know where the detectors are installed in your new home. The smoke alarms should be strictly fixed on every level of your home including bedroom, basement, kitchen, sleeping area, etc. 

Just press and hold the test button of smoke detectors to ensure whether it’s working. Don’t leave unless you hear a loud siren sound, if you don’t hear any sound then replace the batteries or the detector.

Smoke detectors are one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect our family and your home from a fire but check the working condition frequently.

To test a carbon monoxide detector, hold the “test” button until you hear two beeps sound off. If you hear these beeps, take your finger off the test button. 

3. Check the Plumbing

It’s better to look into the faucets, under-sink plumbing, and toilet pipes for leaks. Even a slow leak can waste your money as it increases the water bills. If water damage is left untreated, it could lead to mold growth and become a huge problem for you and your family. If the leak is severe, shut off the main water valve immediately. Call a professional plumber to detect and solve the plumbing issues.