Steps to Limit Earthquake Damage to Your Home

April 1, 2012

At the beginning of this month there were number of minor earthquakes in the 3.5 (or less) range centered about 10 miles north of Indio. These events provide us with a reminder that earthquakes can occur at anytime. We would like to point out that if you have not taken steps to try to limit potential damage by earthquake-proofing your residence where possible, it is not too late. Premier Residential Services can provide a list of suggestions, as well as arrange to document your household belongings for insurance purposes with digital photographs on a DVD. Contact the office at (760) 773-4081 to make arrangements.

In case you are not aware, Palm Springs Airport parking lot has raised the daily rate to $12.00.

If you have not done so, please let us know when you plan to depart the valley for the summer.

Premier Residential Services has a Summer Home Watch Program that provides inspections to homes only during the summer time period. If you have neighbors, friends or family members who have homes in the Coachella Valley who may not be aware that Premier Residential Services can provide home watch services during their absence, please recommend us to them and ask them to contact us at (760) 773-4081 for information about our services.

We are pleased to provide the following additional service suggestions for your consideration:

  1. Misting System Annual Service – Like any mechanical system, to obtain peak performance, it is always wise to schedule a yearly preventive maintenance service before the true hot weather arrives. The service includes the cleaning of all nozzles; change the pump oil; replace all filters; flushing & draining the system of residual water and a thorough system inspection. Premier Residential Services can also arrange to provide a proposal for the installation of a new system.
  2. General Maintenance Services – The high mineral content of the desert’s water supply not only creates a cloudy look to the glass in your bathrooms, but it also creates maintenance issues throughout your home. Faucets, shower heads and aerators can become clogged and discolored, creating reduced water flow and inadequate shower pressure. Premier Residential Services can remove the “hard water” stains from your glass and to increase the water flow, we can clean mineral deposits from fixtures and aerators. In addition, it is a good time to drain and flush your hot water tank(s). We can lubricate door hinges to mitigate “squeaky” noises. Let us know if your toilet(s) could benefit from a new flapper or fill system to stop the constant sound of the tank filling with water.