We know that moving into a new house can be overwhelming. There are so many DIY projects you want to start and complete. But before you settle in and start decorating your new pad, there are a few things that you need to do right away:

1. Change your locks—Everyone tells you this one, but it really is one of the most important. There is no way to tell how many people have been in and out of your now home and may have keys to it. This is an easy and cheap fix. Just call your local locksmith to come in and change all the locks.

2. Clean the house—Give your house a thorough cleaning. Once you move all your furniture in, it will be hard to reach every nook and cranny. So before you start doing that, give the house a real good cleaning!

3. Check for mold—Checking your new home for mold is very important. Mold can grow anywhere in your home. The most common places being your attic, bathroom and basement. If you find mold, you want to call experts to take care of the problem right away.

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4. Make sure your air ducts are clean—Air ducts should be cleaned once every 3 years. If you are unsure when they have been cleaned last, Aspen will come out and check them for FREE. Having clean air ducts will make your air much cleaner and safer.

5. Check all your pipes—Leaky pipes can turn into a huge issue for homeowners. Water damage can develop mold and cause structural damage. Some of the most common water damage comes from broken appliances, leaky pipes, a toilet or sink overflow or storm damage. If you see water damage in your home, be sure to give us a call and we will get on the job right away.

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We know the list of things you need to get done when moving is very long. These are just a few things that we suggest handling right away. We would be happy to take some of this stuff off your plate!

For anything related to mold testing, mold removal, air ducts, or water damage clean-up, call Aspen at 978.328.0882. Or email info@aspenenvironmentalservices.com.

We are licensed and insured and members of the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI), the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), and the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

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