There is nothing more important than a good, safe, secure home.

  —Rosalynn Carter

Maintenance

Many household maintenance issues can be avoided by taking preventative measures. Here are some common household issues that you can hopefully avoid by doing the following:

  1. Plumbing -
    • Soft clogs are often caused by too much toilet paper at one time in the toilet and feminine products being flushed down the toilet. Invest in a plunger.
    • If you have long hair, consider getting a screen for the shower drain
  2. Garbage disposals -
    • Use a strong flow of cold water when using the disposal
    • Turn the unit on before adding food waste
    • Let the water run for 90 seconds after grinding is completed to flush all waste away
    • Make sure no silverware, large bones, glass, or plastic fall into the disposal
    • Don't pack waste into the disposal
    • Don't turn off the motor until grinding is complete
    • Don't add waste until both water and disposal are on
    • Don't put stringy or fibrous materials (onion skins, artichokes, shrimp shells, etc.) in the disposal
    • Remember to report small problems right away to your property manager before they turn into larger problems that cost you!
  3. ​Water Usage
  4. Smoke Detectors
    • Hearing a beeping noise coming from the ceiling? It is most likely the smoke detectors. Replace the batteries immediately. 

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