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Three Common New Home Fixes from Boulder Movers


December 18, 2015

Buying a home is a phenomenal feeling. You searched for days, weeks, or even months, made a lot of offers, and you finally signed the dotted line and have gotten Eden’s Moving Services, the best Boulder moving company, to get you into your home quickly and safely. But, if you’ve bought an existing home rather than build, you may find a few things that need a little fixing before you’re able to 100% fully enjoy your new home. There are likely a few things to require your attention and some minor fixes and renovations that may need to happen. We’ve put together a list of the most common fixes new homeowners along the Front Range may experience.
 
  • Wall Holes: When you do a walk through of a home, there are many small things you may not notice, or the previous owners did a bang-up job keeping those things deftly hidden from your eyes. As you’ve experienced before in other places, it is extremely easy to put holes in drywall. Fortunately, these are an easy fix. For the most part, these can be remedied with some simple products made to fill holes and make it look like nothing happened. For more extensively damaged areas, you will require a piece of drywall, mesh, setting, compound, drywall screws, and scrap wood. There are no shortages of tutorials online to walk you through the process.
  • Clogged Drains: Yes, this one can be pretty disgusting. Seriously, is there anything worse than dealing with the clogged drains of a previous homeowner? Clogged drains can happen for a multitude of reasons. If products like Liquid Plumber aren’t up to the task, you may have to get a little creative with a wire hanger fashioned into a hook or another similar hooking tool. Hair, sludge, build-up, and other debris clogging the drains in sinks and tubs are all reasons you should wear some rubber gloves and a clothespin to clamp your nostrils shut.
  • Squeaky Floors: Older floors tend to have these problems, and there are fewer things more frustrating in a new house than a squeaking floorboard. Every step is a reminder something isn’t perfect. There are a few different fixes, the primary of which is adding more anchors – like screws – to hold panels in place. This, of course, depends on the type of flooring you have. It’s possible you might need a power drill or even a specialized floor repair kit. If the job seems too big, call a professional. Doing it yourself when it’s complicated could mean a bigger repair bill in the end.
 
So, there you have three of the most common fixes new homeowners in Boulder might need to look into after moving in. If you’re moving into a home already lived in, you should expect to find a few things here-and-there that will need some fixing or attention. And, if you need help moving into your new home, contact us now and we’ll make your move quick and easy with our expert knowledge and excellent customer service.