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Long Realty is pleased to bring you Household Maintenance Tips courtesy of our local Long Advantage business partners. The articles below covers an array of helpful and insightful tips for the Arizona lifestyle. We hope you find this information useful.

Monsoon Season and Your Home

June 1, 2012

In Arizona, the months of May and June are typically hot and dry, with temperatures rising above 100 degrees. When the long hot days drag on, we begin to see the long awaited arrival of monsoon season. In Arizona, the monsoon season officially begins June 15th and ends September 30th. Monsoon rains often deliver harsh unexpected winds and rain. There are many things that can be done to prepare your homes and business to avoid disasters.

It is important to step back and review your structure top to bottom. Start with the roof. Each roof type requires special maintenance. Flat roofs, commonly found in Arizona, require frequent re-coating. Be sure there are no cracks or gaps on the flat surface. Due to the fact dirt and debris settle in the dry scuppers most of the year, they will need to be flushed or power washed clean to ensure the monsoon rain will drain properly. Tile roofs, also common in Arizona, require special maintenance. Always consult a professional if you are in doubt.

It is critical to maintain the landscape and grade close to your foundation. Large over hanging trees often fall when the monsoon winds rage. Landscape gravel and dirt can accumulate against the foundation causing faulty grade. Faulty grade increases the risk of water entering the structure through the weep screed and entry points.

Air conditioning and swamp cooler units are an essential part of life in Arizona. Those units take care of us, so we certainly should take care of them. Be sure filters are changed frequently and the condensation lines are clear. Preventative maintenance will save you money in the end.

Here are a few tips for power outages:

  • Use surge protectors to protect your electronics
  • Don’t open the refrigerator or freezer
  • Replace flashlight batteries now
  • Store extra candles and matches
  • Secure your pets that are frightened by the thunder and lightening

Abracadabra Restoration is here as a resource for water, fire and mold remediation and complete repair 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. If you need professional service and advice, our team is here to help. For more information please call 520.323.3261 or visit our website at

Summer officially begins June 20th. Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Abracadabra Restoration This Home Maintenance tip courtesy of Abracadabra Restoration

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Caring for Your Arizona Landscape in Winter
Creating a Home Office
How the American Home Has Evolved
Learn What to Look for When Choosing a Moving Company
Prepare Your Pool for Summer Fun
Time to Change Those Air Filters!
How to Keep Your Plants Cozy this Winter
Considering the Tucson Valley's Many Climate Zones
Taking Care of Ceramic Tile
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Security/Protection Systems for Homeowners
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Sprucing Up Your Landscape for Fall
Benefits of Induction Cooking
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Maintaining Your Carpets
Getting Your Pool Ready for Summer
Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Home
Home Weatherizing Tips
Caring For Your Carpets
Three Easy Washer Maintenance Tips
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Getting Your Pool Ready for Summer
Spring Cleaning Tips
Keep your drains running smoothly and smelling great!
What To Look For In A Moving Company
Caring for your Arizona landscape in Winter
Managing Winter Pests
Don't Forget About Your Pool This Winter
Choosing Home Accessories
It's Hot Out There
Ants Everywhere
Prepare Your Home for Monsoon Season Now
Tips for a Great Staycation
Dont Let Your A/C Break The Bank
How to Prevent Mold after Water Damage
Create a New Look in Your Home for Spring
Improving your Wireless Internet Experience
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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips
Preparing for Fall
Is Your Home Under Attack?
Becoming Green Clean Minded
Protect your recreational vehicles from extreme desert heat
Until there’s a cure… Cleaning for a Reason
Arizona Lightning and Lightning Safety
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The information contained in these articles are provided by local area businesses. We believe this information to be accurate and reliable, but it is not guaranteed.