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Moving Into A Newly Constructed Home That Was Vacant For Months? What To Do First

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If you've moved into a home that is a new construction, but it hasn't ever been lived in and it sat on the market for months, there are some things you want to do. You don't know what happened throughout the plumbing or HVAC system when no one was residing in the property, and it's likely that there could be pests throughout the house, even though it's new. Here are some things you want to do before you start moving in your things and using the house.

Water Running and Testing

The water could have been sitting in water lines for months stagnant, where it can collect bacteria. You want to run the water to make sure that all the water that has been sitting is flushed down the drain. Do this with all the faucets around the house, and you even want to do this with toilets.

 Run the dishwasher and washing machine a couple of times before you use them and you want to run the hot water out of the hot water tank. You also want to empty the ice machine a couple of times if it has been making ice.

Duct Cleaning

Dust most likely accumulated around the ducts in the house while it sat, and other things could be lingering around the ducts like insects or their waste. Have a duct cleaning company come to the house so the ventilation system will get cleaned out, and so you don't have to worry about dust being pushed around because of the HVAC appliance. The furnace filter should also be replaced.

Pest Control Treatment

Pests can easily gather and infest new and vacant homes, so it's important to have the property treated for pests before you move in your belongings. Spiders, bed bugs and even termites could have started to invade the property while no one was living inside, and then you have to deal with the consequences if you don't treat the home before you move in. Have a pest control company treat the inside and outside for all pests.

There are many different issues that can arise with a house that hasn't been lived in, and you just want to be careful to make sure that you don't endure any of these hazards. Contact the necessary professionals to make sure that all the appliances, air quality and living spaces are clean and also pest free before you move in. Contact a company like Paffy's Pest Control to learn more.