This blog has kindly been written for us by Sainsbury's Bank who create and publish a range of content around personal finances and home ownership. This post offers some tips related to moving home and a few things it's good to attend to in those first few days with regard to your plumbing and heating.
Moving to a new place is an exciting life event that can, unfortunately, be overshadowed by unnecessary stress. That’s why it’s important to prepare for your moving day and know what you need to check when you get to your new place. Here are some simple tips you can take to make your big move smoother.
Before you leave your old home, make sure to take a picture of your meter readings to settle bills accurately with your electricity provider. You should also leave details of your boiler’s last service check for the people moving in. Laying out manuals for your appliances is also advisable.
When you get to your new home, you should locate the stop tap that controls the water supply into your home. This can usually be found under the sink or stairs or in the garage. To check for lead pipes, scrape them with a screwdriver. If the pipes turn shiny, you’ll want to get these replaced as lead pipes can be dangerous for your health. You should also find out how old your boiler is and when it’s last been serviced. If it’s due a check, make sure you use a Gas Safe registered engineer.
For more tips for moving house, have a look at this guide by Sainsbury’s Bank.
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