The first things you should do when moving to a new home

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Authored by Mike Page
Posted Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 10:13am

Moving to a new home can be overwhelming, and this means that there are a number of home improvements that homeowners forget to do when they move. While some of these aren’t essential to the safety of your home, there are certain things that you should check to ensure that there are no issues in your home in the future. Tackling these four important tasks below will help to make sure that your new home can give you a safe and secure lifestyle.

Install Fire Protection

You should improve the safety of your home by installing fire protection equipment such as fire alarms and smoke detectors as these can help to alert you to any fire incidents within your home. If you want to get a professional opinion and advice on what you can do to improve them, you should book a fire risk assessment Cardiff who can make sure that you have installed the correct systems for your home. 

Improve Security Devices

To protect your home from theft and other crimes, you should install a security system within your house, such as alarms and cameras, which can both alert you to security breaches and act as a deterrent for potential thieves. Smart security systems are also a modern alternative, and these systems connect to your mobile phone to allow you to know if there is a problem at home from any location. You should also repair any loose fencing, and restore old doors and windows, as they can be potentially easier to break into due to rotting wood and other issues.

Update Amenities 

The amenities and appliances in your home may not be updated or serviced, and it is important that you establish that they are safe to use before you move in. This includes items such as ovens and other equipment that may have been left by previous tenants. If you want to replace these, there are now many modern alternatives such as smart appliances like ovens which can be controlled by your mobile phone

You should also replace appliances for energy-efficient alternatives to reduce your energy bills and your carbon footprint, and you can find the most efficient of these by reading the Energy Rating Label, where you should look for items that are rated A+++. You can also update your amenities and energy by installing environmentally friendly alternatives such as solar panels which can help to reduce your impact on the environment through harnessing the sun’s energy. 

Check Wiring and Boiler

Older homes with wiring issues may have a larger amount of extension cords, flickering lights, or even sparking appliances. If any of these issues are happening when you move into your house, you should call a professional who can help to give you advice on how to improve your wiring and fix any issues that you may have. You should also get your boiler serviced when you move into a new home to make sure that it is working economically and to check that there are no issues such as carbon monoxide that may affect you and your family.