Before you purchased your home, you might have had the chimney inspected. During this inspection, you might have found that the chimney isn't in good condition. If this is the case, you might not be in a rush to have the chimney repaired. However, this is something that you and your family might just want to have done before you actually move in for the three reasons below and more.
1. Make the Mess Much Easier to Clean Up
First of all, you should think about how messy a chimney repair job can be. You have to worry about ashes and soot going everywhere and getting your furniture, rugs and other decor and belongings dirty. This can make for a big clean-up job, and it could even leave some of your belongings permanently stained. If you go ahead and have your chimney repaired and cleaned before you move in, on the other hand, you can make sure that cleaning up any mess that is left behind is easy. You also don't have to worry about damaging your belongings.
2. Put Your Chimney to Use Right Away
When you purchased your home, one of the things that you might have loved about it might have been the chimney. You could be looking forward to using it to keep yourself and your family warm this winter. If it isn't in good shape, though, it could be dangerous to use it, or you might have trouble with it not working like it's supposed to. If you go ahead and have repairs done now, then it should not be a problem to start taking advantage of your chimney right away, though, and you can make sure that you and your family are safe when you do so.
3. Improve Your New-to-You Home's Value
Lastly, you can improve your new-to-you home's value almost instantly by having chimney repairs done before you move in. This is one way to give your home instant equity. Naturally, if you have just purchased your home, you probably are not planning on selling your house anytime soon. However, boosting its value almost as soon as you buy it can still be a good thing for you and your family.
If the home that you have recently purchased is in need of chimney repairs, you should have them done as soon as you can. In fact, have them done before you ever move in for the three reasons above and more.