Summer Monsoon Weather in the California Desert

August 5, 2011

August’s arrival has also brought the Summer Monsoon weather. This week’s hot and humid atmosphere, coupled with late-day thunderstorms, are conditions that typically bring a significant amount of rain in a short period of time.

The Premier Residential concierge staff continues diligently to conduct inspections of clients’ homes. When we have discovered problems, we have quickly addressed these issues by initiating action with your vendors or directly communicating possible solutions to you.

Quick note: Current legislation requires that we dispose of burnt out fluorescent and FLC light bulbs in a responsible manner as they are hazardous waste. On occasion this may result in a disposal fee which will appear on your monthly statement.

As we do in each of our monthly letters, we are pleased to offer several timely service suggestions for your consideration.

  1. Bedspread & Duvet Cover Cleaning – Now is an ideal time to have your bedspreads, duvet covers, mattress covers and blankets dry cleaned or laundered. Premier Residential Services will arrange for cleaning and insure that items are placed in plastic bags so that they will be ready for use when needed.
  2. Aerator Cleaning – The high mineral content of the valley’s water supply causes faucets, shower heads and mister system nozzles to become clogged, cutting off water flow as well as discoloring the hardware when the evaporating water residue dries. The maintenance department can clean the aerator screens as well as remove the built-up mineral deposits from these items, allowing the fixtures to look and act as if new.
  3. Golf Cart Batteries – Every summer we are called to replace several clients’ golf cart batteries because they were failing and no longer able to hold a charge. During our inspections, we also commonly discover that terminals have become corroded and battery cables require replacement. We have been advised by the distributors that if a battery is 4-6 years old, the likelihood is that it will begin to fail and not be able to hold a charge. Premier Residential Services can replace the 6- or 8-volt batteries for you, as well as clean the terminals to remove built-up corrosion and replace cables if needed. Any golf cart that operates with a 12-volt system requires replacement from the distributor. Contact the office if you feel that your golf cart requires battery replacement and Premier Residential Services will have it ready for your return in the fall.