Congratulations! You just bought a new home. Owning a home is exciting, fulfilling, fun and a lot of work. While you are envisioning the layout of where you are putting everything, there are a few steps before that you can’t forget — home repairs. Many older homes do not come in the same condition as new homes. These older homes have a few extra things you need to check or fix before moving in. We’ve already gone over new home maintenance, but now it is time to discuss the common repairs after you buy a house. Keep scrolling to learn more.


Flooring Update

While some homes come with floors you already love, many properties have older grounds that have years of wear and tear. When you buy a home, you are going to want high-quality floors at their highest standard, especially since they are going to hold up all your belongings and yourself as well. That is why before you move into your new home, you will want to do a flooring update. Updating the floors is easier and faster if there is nothing in your home. So make sure to schedule this installation a couple of weeks to a month before you move in. At Valor Home Services, we have a wide selection of flooring options — carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile and luxury vinyl. We also can help you install your new floors and dispose of the old flooring.


Hardwood Refinishing

Does your home have hardwood flooring already installed? Is this flooring scratched, stained or scuffed up? Instead of replacing these floors, you may want to venture into hardwood floor refinishing. Keeping hardwood floors is the top of many homeowners’ lists because this type of flooring can increase your home’s value by 3-5%. Hardwood floor refinishing gives life to old, well-loved hardwood floors. Typically, this project is not done by a homeowner. Instead, a professional refinisher can help bring your ground back to life.


Drywall Repairs

Drywall Repairs

A common repair that many homeowners think about is drywall repairs. Drywall can easily damage with holes, scratches and scuffs. If you do not know what drywall is, it is construction material to create walls and ceilings. It is why we do not see insulation or the wood frame of a house. Before moving all your furniture into your home, make sure all the drywall is good as new. If not, hire a home service company to patch or fill any holes.


Door Replacements

Sometimes older homes have interior and exterior door issues. These issues include loose or broken doorknobs, not closing, creaking and damages. Since you are moving to your new home, you do not want these types of doors causing you or your house any issues. That is why many homeowners replace these doors. Doors typically run anywhere from $40 to over $1000. Depending on the type of door and installation, the price varies. While many people install these doors on their own, we can help you efficiently and quickly replace all the doors you would like.


Painting

Painting

Once you buy a home, you can do whatever you want on the inside when it comes to painting. You can choose whatever color you want for whatever room. The option is literally up to you. If you want your home to work well with the type of lighting you use or vice versa, we have a guide on how lighting affects your painted walls. Also, remember that new paint brings a whole new atmosphere to a room. The type of paint you use also affects how the room comes out. If you need help painting the interior or exterior of your home, we have a team of painters who are ready to help. We also use the highest grade of Sherman Williams paint, so your walls not only have a magnificent color but are long-lasting as well.


Pest Control

We do not like to think of this, but pest issues are a significant issue in homes. Pests like mice, mosquitos, birds and others carry diseases and cause serious discomfort. Before moving into your home, the last homeowner needs to provide proof of pest inspection, or you need to get one done. A pest inspector will let you know if they see any pests and will help get rid of existing ones on your property. If you want to make sure that these small creatures stay away for good, check out this guide on how to keep pests from entering your home.


Broken Appliances

Some houses come with appliances like dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, microwave, washing machine and dryer. While you may feel like it is saving you money, you must test all these appliances before moving in. You need to make sure they are working and are safe before moving in. Broken items and appliances can cause fires or electrical issues. You can call a home service company over to repair any broken appliances that you have.


Even though repairs come with buying a new home, that does not mean you have to worry. At Valor Home Services, we can help you with most of these services in the Belleville, O’Fallon, Edwardsville and surrounding areas. If we aren’t in your area or we cannot alleviate your issues, we know many different businesses in the community that are ready to help. Call us today for more information.