First Things First – What To Do
upon Moving Into Your New House
If you have purchased a new house in Collin County, Texas and are going to move in soon, what are the first things that you will need to
do when you arrive at your new home?
Change Your Address
You will need to change your address for
all magazine subscriptions, bills and other services. Visit your post office to
find out what needs to be done.
Set Up the Utilities
When you move into a new home, you will
need to get all of the contact information from the previous homeowner for the
utility companies. Be sure to change the services into your name before you
move in, such as gas, cable, electricity, internet, telephone, sewer and water.
Change the Locks
You have no way of knowing who the old
homeowners gave a copy of the key to, so having the locks changed is something
that you should do right away when you move into your new property.
Have the Carpets Cleaned
Get your life in the new house off to a
fresh start by having your carpets steam
cleaned before you move your furniture in. You could either rent a steam
cleaner or pay a carpet cleaning service, but either way this will make the
house really feel clean and new.
Figure Out Your Fuse Box
Another important first step to owning your
new home is to figure out which fuses control each part of your home. Knowing how the breaker box works will ensure
that you can flip the right switch when you need to. You might need to ask
someone to help you by standing in another part of the house and letting you
know which lights come on or off when you flick the switches.
Check Your Smoke Alarms
alarms and CO monitors in your home might not have been checked recently,
so make sure that they are functioning properly. Depending on how old they are,
you might need to change the batteries. This is an important maintenance task
for your own safety.
These are just a few of the important first
steps that you should take when you first move into your brand new home.
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