RMI Management Helps Homeowners Prepare for Summer Heat

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With summer right around the corner, homeowners need to take measures to prepare their homes for the summer heat. The home specialists at RMI Management, a FirstService Residential Management company and Nevada’s largest community management company, have some tips that can help.

“Because of the extreme summer temperatures in Las Vegas, homeowners need to take measures to prepare.” Corbin Seti, vice president of high-rise and condominium living for RMI

Spring has sprung and many homeowners are in the throes of spring cleaning, sprucing up their homes and preparing them for summer. The home specialists at RMI Management, a FirstService Residential Management company and Nevada’s largest community management company, have some tips that can help.

RMI employs engineers and maintenance experts who help homeowners and their communities prepare their properties for the high temperatures to come.

“Because of the extreme summer temperatures in Las Vegas, homeowners need to take measures to prepare,” said Corbin Seti, vice president of high-rise and condominium living for RMI.

Seti offers the following helpful tips:

  • Run the air conditioning unit before the weather gets too hot. This lets you test the unit while the temperature is still mild.
  • Check your irrigation and drip system to make sure they work properly. Consult the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s website, http://www.snwa.com, for information on watering schedules.
  • Change the air filters in the house. This should be done a minimum of twice a year.
  • Make sure that you inspect the caulking around your windows and doors regularly. Caulking tends to crack and peel, especially in the desert climate.
  • Inspect all your windows and doors to make sure they seal properly. Leaks can lead to higher air conditioning costs in summer.
  • Test all smoke detectors to ensure they work and replace batteries if necessary.

When it comes to exterior maintenance, homeowners sometimes do not realize the duties for which they are responsible, and which are handled by the homeowners association. The codes, covenants and restrictions (CC&Rs) provided by the community association explain this information.

“We believe it is very important that homeowners consult the CC&Rs so they understand which maintenance duties are theirs and which are the responsibility of their community association’s management company,” said Steven Parker, president of RMI. “Together, our efforts will not only preserve and beautify their homes, but will also enhance community curb appeal and create a harmonious and desirable living environment for all residents.”

About RMI Management, LLC
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.

FSR is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV, TSX: FSV), a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, providing a variety of services in commercial real estate, residential property management and property services. More information about FirstService is available at http://www.firstservice.com.

Editor’s note: RMI has a demonstration room available at the corporate office which provides great video and photo opportunities.

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Jared Warburton
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