Buying a home is one of the most exciting times in your life. You finally get to break away from renting and become your own landlord. However, there are a lot of responsibilities that come with being a homeowner as well. When you first move in to your new home, you want to be able to enjoy it, not spend months having to go through and fix things that the other owner let go. Here are a few things you don't want to find upon moving in to your new dwelling.
Sand in the water.
Sand is supposed to be outside on the beach, not in your water. However, it can make its way there if your well pump isn't working properly. Wells that aren't dug deep enough could end up pulling sand from the ground instead of just the water. The sand can get into your washing machine lines and clog the system. If you have a water softener, you might want to change the filter on it. That filter is designed to trap the sand and prevent it from going into your lines. Another thing to consider is having the well screen changed or digging a deeper well in a different location.
Rodents running or flying amok.
No one wants to wake up to a bat flying around their head or find rodent droppings on their counter, but it can happen. If your new home was sitting vacant for quite some time, it isn't all that uncommon for bats and mice to move in and start taking over the space. Your best bet is to bring in a pest control specialist who can determine where the pests are getting in and put an end to them invading your space once and for all.
Leaks underneath the sinks and appliances.
When you turn the sink on to wash your hands, you expect the water to drain properly. If the water is simply coming out of the drains underneath and forming a puddle where you are supposed to store your bathroom toiletries and beauty items, that isn't good. You need to get a plumber out there to look at where the leak is coming from and what needs to be done to fix it. Spend some time checking out all of the other faucets in the home before they arrive. This way they can fix everything at once and you only pay for one service call, plus their time.
While you should be able to enjoy your new home, things happen. Taking the right approach on how to solve them can make your life that much simpler.
For more information, contact a local plumber like those at Midwestern Plumbing Service.