Dealing with New House (3)Posted by at September 13, 2011 in Furniture | Home Equipment | Interior Design
Ceramic, marble, slate, and quarry tile floors can be damaged by heavy objects. Cracks that develop in the grout can be repaired with premixed grout from a home center, which typically comes in a color that matches. Joints can shrink where the ceramic tile meets the bathtub or shower area. Periodic caulking is required.
Carpeting can come loose because of an increase in humidity. Professional cleaning is recommended, and conventional shampooing is preferred over steam cleaning, because there is always a chance of permanent damage to the pile.
A lot of other issues can arise. These days, new-home builders are providing comprehensive manuals to buyers, which list all the problems that can arise and how to handle them as well as regular maintenance issues. The problem is, according to Gary, that most buyers don’t bother to read the manual. In fact, once they are in the house, they can’t even remember where they put it.
When you, as the owner of a new home, embark upon a homeimprovement project, you will need a permit. The permit the builder obtained to construct your house doesn’t extend past the day you take possession of it.
Any project you undertake, whether finishing the basement or building a deck, may need a permit, so check with your local municipal building department before you start. Other- wise, the fines could end up costing you more than the project you planned to tackle.