The 2011-2012 Season Begins in the Coachella Valley

October 12, 2011

September was a very active month. We had the challenge of the east half of the valley blacked out by the failure of the power grid as well as monsoon rain storms coupled with high temperatures and humidity. We managed these challenges well and now look forward to the beginning of the season. If you have as yet not completed your home opening form, it is extremely important that you return the completed home opening instruction form so that we may prepare your home for your return. Please fax it to our office (760-568-0101) or scan and email it as an attachment.

We have several service suggestions that we feel are important for you to consider. Please call the office to for an estimate or schedule the service (760-773-4081).

1. Roof Inspections

The brutal summer sun and high temperatures can compromise your home’s roof. Premier Residential Services has arranged with a vendor partner, Williams Roofing, to once again provide a special roof inspection offer. Williams Roofing will inspect a client’s entire roof for any visible signs of leaks, roof damage, cracks, splits, broken tiles, and skylight damage. A written report with any repair recommendations will be provided to the client for review. Photos are available on request. The special cost of the inspection as outlined is $99.00.

2. Roof, Downspout, Gutter and Drain Cleaning

As you are aware, our area has a winter “rainy season.” We strongly suggest that you arrange to have your roof, downspouts, gutters and drains flushed out and cleared of accumulated falling leaves and debris. This small preventive step can avoid future problems of rain water buildup on your roof or backup in your drainage system, which could possibly lead to a major leak in the house.

3. Smoke Detector Batteries & Landscape Light Timers

Daylight Savings time change this year is on Sunday, November 6th. The change serves as a reminder that the Fire Marshall recommends replacing your smoke detector batteries at least yearly to keep the smoke detectors operative and functioning properly as well as to avoid the annoying middle-of-the-night beeping sound when the battery becomes weak.

If you have not installed Carbon Monoxide Alarms (required by law beginning July 1, 2011), this is the ideal opportunity to install them. It is also recommended that address sign lights, exterior sconces and garage lights be checked. Landscape lights on timers should also be adjusted to account for the shift in the daylight hours. Premier Residential Services can schedule an interior/exterior light check to replace any burnt-out light bulbs and non-functioning photocells, as well as to change the batteries in all your TV remotes.