Proactive Tenant: Tips & Tricks to Prevent Maintenance Issues

February 17, 2024

Proactive Tenant: Tips & Tricks to Prevent Maintenance Issues

Taking proactive steps to maintain a comfortable and hassle-free living environment is a shared responsibility between you, the tenant, and us, your property manager. While we strive to promptly address any maintenance concerns you may have, there are proactive steps you can take to prevent common issues from arising. Here are some helpful tips and tricks:

  1. Preventing Leaks from Rain:
    • Inspect windows and doors regularly for gaps or cracks. Seal any openings with weather stripping or a towel to prevent water from seeping in during heavy rain.
    • Keep gutters and downspouts clear of debris to ensure proper drainage. Clogged gutters can lead to water overflow, which may cause leaks and water damage.
    • If you notice any signs of water infiltration, such as water stains or damp spots on walls or ceilings, report them to us immediately so we can address the issue before it worsens.
  2. Avoiding Air Conditioning Problems:
    • Clean and/or change air filters regularly according to the manufacturer's recommendations, typically every 1-3 months. Dirty filters can restrict airflow and strain the HVAC system, leading to reduced efficiency and potential breakdowns.
    • Keep the area around outdoor condenser units clear of debris, vegetation, and other obstructions to ensure proper airflow.
  3. Preventing Block Plumbing Issues:
    • Be mindful of what you flush down the toilet and drain. Avoid disposing of items such as grease, paper towels, feminine hygiene products, or excessive amounts of toilet paper, as these can clog pipes and cause backups.
    • Use drain strainers or screens in sinks, showers, and tubs to catch hair, soap scum, and other debris that can accumulate and block drains.
    • If you experience slow drainage or notice gurgling sounds when using sinks or toilets, it may indicate a partial blockage. Proactively address the issue promptly by using a plunger or a non-corrosive drain cleaner, and report persistent problems to us for further assistance.

By following these simple proactive tips and tricks, you can help minimize the risk of maintenance issues and ensure a more pleasant and stress-free living experience for yourself. If you notice anything that you believe may cause damage to the property that you cannot fix yourself, please report it to us.

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