Establishing a relationship with your new home begins long before you move in with the furniture. Understanding your home, its construction and layout are essential when laying the groundwork for how you interact with your home for years to come. So, before you make your move permanent ask the seller a few pertinent questions and learn the ins-and-outs of your new home.

  1. Where the water main shut-off valve is located

    Leaks happen, and sometimes they happen in a big way.This is why you should be keenly aware of the location of your home’s main shut-off valve. Most often the valve is located around your home’s perimeter in close proximity to the water meter. However, sometimes, the valve is located in a closet or a crawl space. Be sure to ask the previous owners or home inspector where the shut-off valve is located before you take possession of the home.

  2. The location of your circuit box

    Your home’s circuit box could be located in the garage, closet, laundry room, or in a closet. Knowing the location of your circuit box is essential for you as a homeowner.

  3. How to change your filters

    Many appliances in your home will have filters. Anything that passes air or water into your home should have a filter to remove the impurities. Cleaning or changing these filters regularly can keep you safe and save you money.

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