What's hidden in your crawl space will eventually contribute significantly to the health and value of your home
Merced, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
Every new homeowner feels the excitement of finally being able to move into their new house. But due to the frenzy involved in moving, it is easy to overlook some of the most basic, but equally important things, that need to be done as soon as the process begins. E-Mora Construction, a Bay Area expert on basement systems, crawl space moisture barriers and sump pump installations, would like to offer new homeowners tips to prepare a new home.
“As you settle into your new home, you will find a peaceful state of mind knowing that all of these bases are covered,” Ernesto Mora of E-Mora Construction said.
1. Inform important offices of the move. This includes utility companies that provide services to the new home, such as gas, electric, cable, telephone, garbage and other providers, as well the Local County Tax Office, magazine subscriptions and creditors.
2. Find the main circuit breaker for the electricity and the main valve for the water supply. It is important to know where these are before a problem occurs.
3. Locate items vital in emergencies. This includes emergency exits, fire extinguishers and first-aid kits. It is also important to have ample smoke detectors throughout the house and ensure that they have fresh batteries every six months.
4. Search for leftover supplies. Many new homes will have cans of unused paint left in them. These are great for touch-ups and for getting an exact match when re-painting.
5. Ensure that floors are protected before moving furniture around.
6. Inspect the house’s crawl space or have an expert do it. Consider having a crawl space cleanup performed.
“A green and healthy home starts in the crawl space,” Mora said.
The crawl space is the area of a building, usually under a floor or roof, that gives workers access to plumbing or wiring. Because of its isolation, it often becomes a playground for pests like rodents, termites and carpenter ants; grows mold and mildew; aggravates allergies and asthma; and diminishes the overall quality of indoor air.
“What's hidden in your crawl space will eventually contribute significantly to the health and value of your home,” Mora said. “Hidden spores and mold can damage your house and cause allergies in your family.”
For more information about any of E-Mora Construction’s services, call 925-203-1765 or view the company on the Web at http://www.emoraconstruction.com.
About E-Mora Construction
Bay Area basement system company, E-Mora Construction, strives to protect the health of a person's home and the people that reside inside from wet crawl spaces by installing a vapor barrier system in the crawl spaces or basement systems of the home. This allows for no more excess humidity, crawl space moisture or musty odors. E-Mora Construction also provides basement perimeter drain installations and French drain installations.