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BEFORE AND AFTER SUMMER STORMS

PREPARING BEFORE AND FOLLOWING UP AFTER SUMMER STORMSstorm

We love Arizona and part of living here we experience two seasons, STUNNING in fall/winter and HOT in spring/summer. Since we are in the middle of summer and monsoon season we want to address some of the key areas for preparing before a storm and tidying up after. Hope this helps you keep your home running smoothly, and safely.

PREPARE BEFORE A STORM:

  1. Home Assessment – check all around your home from the roof to trees, pool, AC system, doors and windows to be sure everything is in good working order before summer storms appear.
  2. Seasonal Tree Trimming – Check and trim trees around your home to reduce danger of them blowing onto your property and causing damage to home and vehicles.
  3. Whole-House Surge Protector – you might want to invest in a whole-house surge protector for your home. It helps protect major appliances, AC units, TVs and other electrical items from electrical surges from thunderstorms.
  4. AC System Service – Be sure to have regular maintenance service on your AC system prior to storm season, to help keep it operating at peak performance. Change air filter and check for duct leaks.
  5. Doors and Windows – Keep doors and windows completely closed during a storm.
  6. Use Reputable Licensed Contractors – Know your contractors and call them as needed for your AC System, roof, pool and more. Call Sunrise Mechanical, your trusted AC contractor 623-583-7879.

TIDY UP AFTER THE STORM:

  1. Clean Up After a Storm – Clean up and remove all debris from around the house, pool and AC unit. Check the trees for any cracking and broken limbs.
  2. Inspect the Roof – Check your roof for damage after a major storm. Look for cracks, holes and missing tiles/shingles. Have any damage repaired quickly.
  3. Clean Pool System – Clean filters and make sure the system is clear and functioning properly
  4. AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM:
    – Rinse the outside AC unit gently with a garden hose.
    – Change your air filter 1-2 times per month, depending on severity of the storms.
    – Check to be sure the AC system is operating properly.
    – Have your condensate line cleared as needed.
    – Check the duct system and decide if it needs a good duct cleaning or needs to have leaks repaired. Air quality is important in any home, especially where allergies and asthma exist.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!