HELPFUL MAINTENANCE TIPS
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Below are helpful videos and tips on how to upkeep your rental property.
If needing maintenance assistance, login to your tenant portal to submit a maintenance request. If you are experiencing a maintenance emergency please contact the office.
IS YOUR OUTLET NOT WORKING?
This video shows you how to reset your GFCI outlets or circuit breaker.
*Note if you are completely without power- you need to contact your utility company first.
PLUNGER TO UNCLOG A TOILET OR DRAIN
If you have a clogged toilet, shower, or sink drain- you can try the techniques in this video before contacting us for a maintenance request. Some clogs can be taken care of without a plumber.
CHANGING BATTERIES IN YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR
As a tenant, you are responsible for changing batteries in your smoke detectors during the course of your lease term.
Changing batteries in smoke detectors is an important safety measure. Check out this video for the steps:
CHANGING FURNACE FILTERS
It is the tenants responsibility to replace furnace filters according to the package of furnace filter purchased by the tenant. Each furnace will be set up a little differently. If you do not know how to change the furnace filter for your furnace please contact the office to have someone come show you.
FILLING WATER SOFTENER
If a water softener is provided in the rental, it is the tenants responsibility to purchase water softener salt and fill the water softener as needed (usually every 3-5 months).
ADJUSTING HOT WATER TEMPERATURE
You may want to adjust the temperature of your hot water to be cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter. Changing your hot water temperature may even help save on energy costs.
*Note it is recommended to keep hot water temperatures lower if elderly or children are in the household.
TURN OFF MAIN WATER VALVE
In an emergency of a water leak or broken pipe, turn off the main water shut off valve. It is a good idea to locate this valve upon moving in so that you know where it is in case of emergency. It is almost always located in or around the basement utility room.