Planning to move into your new house? Then there are some things that you need to check otherwise you might face a problem later on. The first and foremost challenge is to identify the items that need to be fixed. A home inspection can be challenging, but with the help of a professional service, you can get it done smoothly. But to give you a heads up, here are five issues that you must always inspect.
Squeaking and Creaking
If you are buying a house in Edmonton, always check whether the floors show any sign of squeaking or creaking. The reason behind the creaking noise from the floors is the shrinkage of the wood. For this, you must first locate the floorboards that are making the creaking noise, and then re-screw and tighten them, this should stop the noise. For the squeaking doors, you can oil the hinges. For this, vegetable oils can be used.
Presence of pests in the house is not anything uncommon in Canada and Edmonton is nothing different. So, if you are buying a home here, it is always advisable to do a thorough check. Your first step should be calling for a pest control agency that will eliminate all the pests if any. This way you will get a clean slate to start with. Then you can install measures for pest-proofing your house. If you notice any tiny gaps around the door thresholds or window sills, your first step should be sealing them.
Fire Safety Measures
Most fires that take place at residential properties start in the kitchen. So, you need to do a proper home inspection in order to find out whether you have any risk of fire hazard in the house. But apart from that, you also need to install some precautionary measures. The most basic one is keeping a fire extinguisher is it is not already present. Moreover, you should follow some necessary first-aid steps for burners and also keep a fire blanket.
Check the Locks
The locks are what protecting you from the outside perils – the burglars, to be precise. If you are moving to a new neighbourhood in Alberta, then you should consider getting your locks checked. You will also get a variety of locks in the market in case you want to change the existing locks, which would be a good option since you do not know how many people have the keys to the old lock. Moreover, if you want to increase the level of protection, you can choose the locks accordingly.
Heating and Cooling Systems
The heating and cooling systems of the house should be cleaned appropriately. If you notice that debris has formed or there are clear signs of mould, you can either clean it yourself or call for professional help. In case you have any allergies, calling for professional help would always be a far better option.
Most people overlook these issues when they are moving into their new house. If you think it is too overwhelming to do all of this yourself, you can always call for a professional home inspection service.