While Utah has not seen this yet, many states are requiring owners to complete upgrades by certain deadlines. Stronger buildings withstand earthquakes better, reduce the strain on first responders and emergency managers, reduce the amount of rubble going to landfills and may provide housing when it is needed the most. Preparedness is wisdom.
There are other economical and effective upgrades that you may want to do before redecorating or repainting such as reinforcing with steel around windows, and doorways. We can access many structural components through sheetrock which is inexpensive and easy to replace. Nobody will notice but your home will be safer for those you love.