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To Do Items When Arriving at Your New Home

Change the Locks
It’s smart to get new locks on your door. You don’t know if the last owner gave out multiple keys to what is now your home. Replacing the hardware will give you a nice update to your home and peace of mind.*

Join Nextdoor
New to the neighborhood and don’t know where the best Mexican food is or who to get to babysit Friday night? Check out Nextdoor, they will help you find out all you need to know about your new area.*

Change Your Fire Alarm Batteries

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) recommends that fire alarm batteries get changed twice a year. Since you probably won’t know when the last time this was done, it’s best to change them when you move in.*

Check for Plumbing Leaks

Your home inspector should do this for you before closing, but it never hurts to double-check. Keep an eye out for dripping faucets and running toilets, and check your water heater for signs of a leak.

Here’s a neat trick: Check your water meter at the beginning and end of a two-hour window in which no water is being used in your house. If the reading is different, you have a leak.**

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Photo Courtesy of Locksmith Atlanta

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