Is Your Home Ready for the Desert Summer?

April 6, 2015

As the Western United States drought continues, water conservation continues to be a major issue that impacts the future of the Coachella Valley’s aquifer, as well as our wallets.

Prior to departing for the season, we urge you to review with your landscaper how you might conserve this limited resource during the summer. Please remember that all watering is required to be done after dark and before 10 am (easily scheduled on your watering system clock). Premier Residential Services can schedule periodic sprinkler checks while you are gone to ensure that there are no broken sprinkler heads. We can also make sure your landscape clock is properly set to activate your lights as required, and repair or replace malfunctioning outdoor lights.

If you have not done so, please let us know when you plan to depart the valley for the summer. You can now access and complete the Summer Home Closing Check List on our website. Please take a moment to review this form and then check off items that you would like Premier Residential Services to schedule to close your home for the summer. In addition, we need to be apprised of any changes that have been made (new alarm or alarm monitoring service; new water shut-off system; vehicle or golf cart changes) in regards to your home.

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

I am pleased to provide the following service suggestions for your consideration.

  1. Misting System Annual Service. Like most mechanical systems, to obtain peak performance, it is always wise to perform a yearly preventive maintenance service before the summer heat arrives. Service will include cleaning all nozzles; replace pump oil and filters; flush and drain the system of residual water; and thoroughly inspect the system. We 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 also creates maintenance issues throughout your home. Faucets, shower heads, and aerators can become clogged and discolored that can restrict water flow and pressure. Premier Residential Services can remove the “hard water” stains from your glass, as well as, clean mineral deposits from fixtures and aerators to increase the water flow. In addition, it is a good time to drain and flush your hot water tank(s). Premier Residential Services can also lubricate door hinges to mitigate “squeaky” noise. 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.
  3. Summer Off Site Wine Storage. Premier Residential Services’ vendor partner, Wine Vault of the Desert, is offering a special wine storage program in their temperature controlled state of the art facility to our clients. If you are interested in this program, call us to make arrangements or for answers to any questions that you may have.