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Any first-time home buyer wants to find their dream home. From the ceiling to the floor, everything should exceed — or at least live up to — your expectations. Since houses are big investments, it makes sense to put your money in a home that’s worth it.

Some people are too focused on the exterior surfaces of homes that they neglect thoroughly checking the interiors. As a result, they suffer from pesky pests, which eventually destroy their new home.

Don’t pay now only to regret later. Steer clear of these common mistakes homeowners make:

Disregarding Repairs

When you move to your new home, it’s highly likely that former owners fixed a thing or two. Everything might seem okay, but it’s important to make sure. A thorough examination of door sweeps, screens, and weather stripping ensures bugs have no entry points, which saves you money in the future. You’ve spent much on the new home; a few dollars more will keep you safe from unwanted pests.

Neglecting Moisture Issues

There’s a lot to consider when you move to a new house. Unfortunately, one of the last things homeowners do is go outside and check for leaks.

Moisture attracts wood-destroying pests such as carpenter ants and termites. Rodents, such as rats, mice, and squirrels, also have a big appetite for damp wood. Keep your home safe from these critters by ensuring all gutters are in good condition and free from obstructions.

Forgetting the Exterior Walls

The exterior walls of your new house don’t only defend you from the rain, wind, cold, and other environmental conditions. These also work to keep wildlife and bugs out. If the home has holes, expect pests to exploit your personal space.

Keep them from ruining your home by doing an inspection. Check if there are any holes or gaps that need sealing.

Fall even more in love with your new home by doing the basic checkup before anything else. Our friendly team would be more than happy to extend a helping hand.