Your Summer Home Closing Checklist

June 1, 2013

On schedule, the summer heat has arrived. As a reminder, Premier Residential Services endeavors to make our client’s homes ready for the summer. If you have not yet submitted your home closing check list, please do so at your earliest convenience.

The Gas Company urges its customers to be aware of the possibility of signs of a gas leak and to be observant both outside and inside your home. If you suspect that there is a gas line leak, call 1-800-427-2200 (24 hours a day/7 days a week).

Here are some recommendations for this month:

  1. Clothes Dryer Vent Cleaning – It is recommended to periodically clean out the built-up lint from the entire clothes dryer exhaust system (vent hoses, machine vent housing and the external exhaust cover). The Fire Marshall warns us that clothes dryers start more residential fires than any other appliance.
  2. Heating & Air Conditioning System Service – Now that temperatures have risen, if you have not had your HVAC unit(s) serviced, this is an optimal time of year to schedule service to insure that your units run efficiently during the peak cooling season. To maintain efficiency and reduce energy demands: we can clean/replace filters; check blower belts, temperatures, ducts and plenum connections; and clean condensate lines and condenser areas.
  3. Washing Machine Water Hose Replacement – Laundry equipment manufacturers recommend that hot and cold rubber water hoses, along with the gaskets on your washing machines, be replaced every 18 months due to the extreme desert heat and constant fluctuations in water pressure, which can cause water related damage to your home. We recommend replacing the rubber hoses with the metal braided style and installing a new set of easy to use hot and cold water line shut off valves as necessary.
  4. Summer Project – If there is a project or task that you would like to schedule over the summer months, contact us with the details and we will arrange to obtain a proposal or schedule the work.

Please contact our office for pricing, installation or further information regarding these suggestions, or to request assistance with any other home project that you would like to accomplish this summer.