Moving into a new home demands a handyman skillset. Minor repairs can help avoid small problems that could turn into giant headaches. As you get settled into your new home, it’s important to take note of anything that might need attention and which repairs you can handle and which ones you should hire out. As experts in the industry, we know how important this is to ensure a safe and comfortable place to live for you and your family.

GetNeighborly.com even included home inspection as part of their New Homeowner Checklist. The checklist was created to guide homeowners through the obstacles of new homeownership. Neighborly is a national network of reputable home service providers committed to providing local expert service with a smile.

The checklist recommends going beyond the standard walk-through and visual assessment. This means going into crawl spaces, attics or underneath the foundation. Though not the most pleasant place to walk (or crawl!) through the home with a flashlight, this is the best way to view the home’s internal structure.

Look for foundation cracks, water seepage, warped roof trusses and signs of vermin. These are problems that, if ignored, could be an unpleasant and expensive repair in the future. Some of these problems are best taken care of before you’re fully unpacked. Sometimes these problems can go undetected to the untrained eye. If you need professional assistance, just call Mr. Handyman.

New homeownership carries with it a long to-do list. Stay informed and read the entire New Homeowner Checklist over at GetNeighborly.com.