If you are like me, then you are already looking for the hidden dangers before you set foot into your new home with your family. Whether you’re moving into a new home or an older home there are hidden dangers that you should watch for and take steps to cure them right away, as they put you and your family in danger. With that in mind, read on below for a few of the possible danger that could be lurking in your new home and how to fix them.
Pest with Diseases
There is nothing worse than getting up in the middle of the night to get a drink, switching on the kitchen light and seeing a roach scurrying underneath the coffee pot. The same holds true for hearing scurrying noises in the walls or the attic when you are going to sleep and all should be quiet. And what's in there changes from region to region. You never know what could be lurking in the walls or in the kitchen, for example, of your new home in Tucson if you've moved from Philly. And pests can get in and hide anywhere. That is why it’s important to call in expert pest control in Tucson (or wherever you have relocated) to rid your new home of pests before you ever unpack the first box. Keep them coming for routine treatment every month afterward as well for a pest-free zone in your home.
Mold in the Home
Mold is a hidden danger that is talked about often but that many people still aren’t aware of. There are different types of mold, but you don’t want any of them anywhere in your home. Mold produces air-borne spores that can make you and your family sick if breathed, and certain types of mold can have deadly consequences if left untreated. The best way to solve your mold problem is by first searching it out, then properly and thoroughly cleaning the areas where you have found mold.
Lead in Older Houses
Lead paint and lead plumbing pipes have been banned for years now. However, if you move into an older house it is possible to have both to contend with. Lead is highly toxic and can lead to a host of different problems for you and your family. It’s best to test your home for lead before you even move in and then take measures to remove and repair anything that may have lead in it. While this isn’t as common in new houses, it is common in older homes that have never been updated.
One of the biggest dangers you have to watch out for in an older home is the wiring. That is not to say that just moving into an older home leads to danger and replacing the wiring, however, it is something that you need to have checked out before you settle into your home. Old wiring can be a fire hazard, so get it checked out right away, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Worn and crumbling asbestos can be dangerous to your family and must be dealt with as soon as possible. Not only can asbestos be dangerous, in the end, it can be deadly.
These are just a few of the hidden dangers that you must search for when moving into a new home, whether it’s a new or older house. Check all of these things out before you move in and your home should be safe and happy for the people you love to move into and live.