Three Services You Should Have Completed Before Moving into a Home That Has Been Vacant


Moving into a home that's been vacant for a while can be a great deal financially, but it's important to remember that the home will probably need some attention and cleaning before you inhabit it. Here's a look at three services you'll want to have performed before moving in.

Air-Duct Cleaning

As the home has sat uninhabited, dust and dirt have likely built up in the air ducts. If you turn the air conditioning or heating on, this debris will blow out and get all over your home, possibly causing allergy symptoms and surely making your possessions dirty. There may even be some mold growing in the ducts if there has been any sort of moisture or humidity in the home as it has sat empty. Having air-duct cleaning done by a professional will eliminate these issues.

Expect to pay around $300 to $500 for a good-quality air-duct cleaning. Following the cleaning session, make sure you also change the home's furnace filters (or check to ensure the air-duct cleaning service has done so). This ensures that any lingering dust or debris will be caught when you turn on the heat.

Carpet Cleaning

With nobody in the home to walk over the carpet or spill food on it, you'd think the carpet would stay clean. But in an uninhabited home, all of the dirt tends to settle over time, meaning that the carpet is probably one of the dirtiest surfaces in the home. If the carpet looks very new and the home has not sat for long, you may be able to get away with a thorough vacuuming. However, it's generally best to have a carpet-cleaning service go through the home so you can ensure the deepest, most ground-in dirt is removed. You'll pay between $25 and $75 per room for carpet-cleaning services in most areas.

Sewer-Line Cleaning

You don't know what the previous owners put down the drain. If they flushed a lot of clogging materials, there could be a partial blockage beginning in your main sewer line, just waiting to cause a total backup. It's also possible for tree roots to begin growing into your main sewer line, and it's far better to have these removed before they cause your drains to completely stop functioning. Hire a plumber to come clean out your main sewer line before you move in. You'll pay about $75 to $150 for this service.


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