We're fortunate to live in a warm climate, but homeowners still need to prepare for colder weather.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) November 12, 2012
Remember that notice from the community association you received last spring about the dead plants in your front yard? The result of your irrigation pipes freezing the winter before? Or the spike in your heating bill last winter because the air filter was not changed?
Fortunately for the homeowners they serve, the experts at RMI Management, LLC (RMI) are always thinking of these things. As Nevada’s largest and leading community association management company, RMI employs engineers and maintenance experts who help homeowners and their communities winterize their properties.
“We’re fortunate to live in a warm climate,” said Corbin Seti, senior vice president of community and lifestyle services for RMI, “but homeowners still need to prepare their homes for the colder weather.”
Seti offers the following tips for homeowners:
- Cover your outdoor pipes in the winter. Even though we live in the desert, it still can get below freezing at night and pipes will still burst – especially in the higher elevations on the west side of Las Vegas.
- Before you turn your heater on, make sure the filters are changed and vent covers are clean.
- When you turn your heater on, do it in the middle of the day. Once you turn it on, know that it may smell dirty, dusty and even have a slight burning smell. Don’t panic; most heating units have a build-up of dust and dirt and it will burn off in the first few minutes that the heater is on.
- Make sure that you are checking the caulking around your windows and doors regularly. Especially in the desert climate, the caulking tends to crack and peel.
- Check all your windows and doors to make sure they are sealing properly. This can cost you not only in the winter but also with summer air conditioning.
- Test all smoke detectors to ensure they work and replace batteries if necessary.
Homeowners often do not realize what damage is covered by their homeowners association and what damage is the homeowner’s responsibility. The codes, covenants and restrictions (CC&Rs) provided by the community association explain this information.
“Sometimes homeowners think damage to anything on the outside of the home is the association’s responsibility,” said Steven Parker, president and CEO of RMI. “But unless this is clearly spelled out in the CC&Rs, the homeowner is responsible for the cost of repairs.”
About RMI Management, LLC
RMI Management is Nevada’s largest and most experienced full-service community association management firm. RMI employs more than 650 people statewide and manages hundreds of the most successful and recognizable communities and neighborhood associations, representing more than 95,000 homes. For more information, visit http://www.rmillc.com.
RMI Management is a subsidiary of FirstService Residential Management (FSR). FSR is the largest manager of residential communities in North America, overseeing more than 5,600 properties and over 1.3 million residential units.
Editor’s note: RMI has a demonstration room available at the corporate office with several displays of home systems, including plumbing, roofing, landscaping, and electrical. These displays provide great video and photo opportunities.