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The Importance of Caring for Your Home Moving

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When you are preparing for a move, there is a lot to be done in preparing your old place to leave and your new place to live. While it is easy to get caught in the packing and stress of relocating, it is important that you still pay close attention to any home maintenance needs in both locations. A home inspection should reveal what things need to be fixed, but these may not be done before you transition from one home to another. Don’t let your construction tools get buried in a storage unit. You will need them to care for your home when moving.

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Start With a Priority List

It doesn’t matter whether you are a buyer or seller, structural integrity in a home is a priority. You want your family to be safe wherever you are going, and you want to make sure incoming homeowners have the same confidence in your old home. Safety concerns include cracks in the foundation, roofing damage, or rotten decking or flooring. There are some concerns you can do a DIY fix on, so long as you have a good assortment of construction hand tools and quality materials. However, call in the professionals for assistance with foundation and roofing repairs.

Track Maintenance Issues

Simple maintenance concerns include leaky seals in the bathrooms, dirty coils under the refrigerator, clogged dryer vents, or peeling ceiling tiles, but an older home or one that hasn’t been well maintained may have issues with plumbing, electrical wiring, energy inefficiency, or structural deterioration. You will want to address water leaks as soon as possible, since letting them go on can lead to the growth of mold. Hiring a contractor with the right construction measuring tools and repair equipment can take care of bigger issues more efficiently.

Create a Protection Plan

You don’t want to destroy your floors or walls when moving furniture in or out. Have your hand tools and measuring tools nearby during the move so you can evaluate whether furniture will fit into certain areas. Take doors off the hinges to create more room for moving things in, but you should also cover your furniture in blankets to avoid scuffing and scraping the walls or floor.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Construction Tools Should I Have in My Moving Bag?

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You never know what you will need when moving, but a few staple items include a hammer, tape measure, screwdriver, pliers, and wrench. When you are doing work on your home, you should expand your items to include levels, measure square, and more. Evaluate the project when choosing the right tool.

What’s the Best Way To Move Furniture?

When you are moving, use a furniture dolly to put less strain on your back. These tools bear the load of the furniture and make it easier to maneuver through spaces or on stairs. It can keep you from putting dents or holes in the wall of your home, and it can protect your flooring as well.

Do I Need a License or Permit To Do Home Repairs?

Minor repairs don’t usually require special permission to complete. However, if you are undertaking major plumbing, electrical, or construction projects, you may be required by your local government to obtain a building permit and use licensed professionals. This will mean your work will be inspected and evaluated against local codes and safety standards.

Should I Hire a Moving Company?

Many people will try to save money by moving on their own, but you run the risk of damage or injury when you don’t know what you are doing. Professionals movers have access to more equipment than you, resulting in more efficiency and safety. This decision could protect your home, your belongings, and your body against injury.

How Do I Prioritize Repairs?

Remember that structural integrity and personal safety are the two biggest areas of importance. If you know a move is coming up, have a list and stay on top of the issues as efficiently as possible. Try to take care of minor concerns right away and leave major work to experienced contractors.

You don’t have to be a licensed contractor to shop the quality selection of construction tools at Engineer Supply. As a factory authorized dealer for some of the top brands in the industry, you can stock up on durable, efficient tools that will get the job done in your home.
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