When you’re due to move into a home, you will no doubt spend a lot of time thinking about how to decorate the place and make it look amazing. But what you may not think is ‘is this place safe?’ Most people just assume that the place they are buying is safe when they move in, but there can be dangers lurking. Here are some things you should check.
Get the wiring checked out
Faulty wiring not only puts you at risk of a nasty electrical shock, it can also cause fires, so it’s worth looking for an electrician Central Coast to look the place over before you move in. It’s not just older homes that can have rubbish wiring, newer homes can have poor DIY jobs or botched work, so should also be checked.
Check gas appliances
If the previous owner or landlord hasn’t issued a gas safety certificate, then this may need to be done too.
This checks out appliances such as:
- Heating or cooling systems
- Anything else in the home that uses gas
Gas leaks can be extremely dangerous as they are hard to detect, so you should also make sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm that sounds an alert if something goes wrong.
Break ins are most common when you have just moved into a new house. This is because thieves will often target new homes, knowing they won’t have had time to set up security measures. Make sure this doesn’t happen to you. Get your locks changed as soon as you move in and get any new security equipment installed before you move your stuff into the house. That way, you can deter any thieves.
Structure of the house
Most people get a survey when they buy a property. It’s usually a legal requirement to get a mortgage. However, if you bought your place with cash or through an auction, you might not have gotten a survey done. Make sure you get at least a basic one carried out, as this will ensure your place is safe.
While most homes are safe, there can be a few issues when you move to a new place. That’s why it’s worth getting a few checks done, so you get peace of mind and can enjoy the place without worrying. It also ensures your family are safe and that you prevent some of the common household accidents.