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

  —Rosalynn Carter


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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