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February 4, 2015 by admin

Tips for Moving to a New Home

Moving to a new home is a big deal. Aside from finding the right home, going through the purchasing process of a new home, and packing up everything you own, our general contractors advise you to consider the fundamentals before moving to a new home. Listed below are some home improvement considerations and tips from our professionals.

Pay Close Attention on Inspection Day: General contractors agree that a home inspection is a smart investment before moving to a new home. In most cases, the cost of a home inspection is minimal, and a home inspector can give you a clear layout as to what home improvement projects lay ahead. Home inspectors check the foundation of your home and all of the essentials, such as roofing, electrical and plumbing. Your hired inspector can provide you with a pretty accurate forecast of the lifespan of these important components, and cost of repairs.

Electrical: It is a good idea before moving to a new home to allow general contractors and licensed electricians to ensure that your electrical wiring is both up to code, and operating efficiently. Sometimes rewiring a home’s electrical system can be complex and costly, so you’ll want to make sure that your new home is safe before you move in.

Plumbing: Plumbing is another major consideration before moving to a new home. Because a plumbing renovation may require cutting into walls and flooring, make sure you discuss your new home’s plumbing with either a plumber or general contractor.

Our general contractors have assisted many families with their home improvement projects before they moved to a new home. If you are moving to a new home and want to make sure all your important projects are completed first, please call Center Island Contracting at 631-465-9766.

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