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New Years 2014

January 3, 2014

January marks the beginning of non-stop events throughout the Coachella Valley. The Palm Springs International Film Festival, Humana Golf Tournament, Clinton Foundation Healthcare Initiative, McCallum Theater performances, Polo and Desert Circuit Horse Show, Southwest Arts Show, Sunnyland’s Tours, The Palm Springs Follies final season, Rancho Mirage Speakers Series and Indian Wells 2014 Desert Town Hall are just a sampling of the valley’s January “happenings.”

New Years is also a time of “Resolutions” for fitness and as a reminder, the concept of “fitness” extends to the upkeep and maintenance of your home. Please take a few minutes while enjoying the sun and fun that the valley makes available to think about repairs that your home may need and schedule a “fix-it” day.

I am pleased to provide the following New Year maintenance suggestions.

Earthquake Proofing – We live in an earthquake prone area. As a reminder, there are precautions that can be taken to mitigate damage should an event occur. Premier Residential Services can install cabinet safety latches and gas line shut-off valves; apply museum putty to secure display breakables and valuables (pottery, decorative glass, vases, statues or figurines); create a Valuables Digital Image Record Inventory; and check water heater Earthquake Straps to insure proper installation.

Hot Water Tank Service – If you have not had your hot water tank(s) drained and flushed now is an opportune time to schedule service. Regular periodic service not only can extend the life of the tank(s), but also allow the unit to operate more efficiently saving money and energy. If your service cabinet platform is in need of repair or replacement we can also assist with that task.

Bird-Related Problems – If your residence seems to be attracting birds and they are becoming a nuisance with nesting materials and other unsightly debris, Premier Residential Services can install spikes along the roof line edge of the overhangs as well as on the surfaces of your chimney(s) to discourage the birds from nesting. We can also power wash any areas around your home including driveways.

Address & Landscape Light Repair/Cleaning – If your address lights, garage lights, or landscape lights have burnt out bulbs, require replacement photo cell sensors or if the landscape lenses are covered by a thick film from hard water deposits created by the sprinklers, we can clean or replace the lights for you. We can also perform landscape light and sprinkler system checks.

Please call our office to arrange for these and other related property and personal services to make this New Year pleasant and enjoyable for you.