Important Home Fixes After Your Home Inspection


Homes Fixes after your home inspection and before you move in.

• Painting is best done while every wall is accessible and there are no worries about getting paint on furniture or rugs.

• Changing locks on your new home to eliminate the risk of any former keyholders accessing your new space. Do this even if you know the former keyholders because you never know who they shared keys with.

• Flooring updates. Redoing a floor is always easier when the floor is empty and also allows you to keep wood and tile dust off of furniture and collectables.

• Roof repairs are a must. If the home inspection revealed any damage to the roof, make the necessary repairs before moving in. Choose a contractor experienced with the type of shingles your home requires.

• Removing popcorn ceilings. No one likes these. We’re not sure anyone ever did, but alas, they are a common sight, especially in older homes. Popcorn ceilings (and walls) are easy to remove, but messy, but they also must be tested for asbestos and lead paint if installed before 1978.

• Fix leaks. Water leaks can do serious damage to furniture, rugs, flooring and other valuables. Leaks can also lead to secondary problems like rotting wood, mold and mildew.

• Child and pet proofing can protect your babies (furry or otherwise). Gates at the top and bottom of stairs, outlet covers and locks on cabinets, drawers and any other place chemicals or medicines are kept, can help make your new home a safer place.

• Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide sensors. Cheap and easy to install and upgrade for your families health and safety. Be sure to install in areas that are specified by the local fire authority, and manufacturer recommendations. You should have one smoked detector in each bedroom at least and at each level of the home. Carbon monoxide sensors can be an any height and near bedrooms, as well as each level of the home.