Tenant Maintenance Responsibilities



The Philosophy: Each resident is responsible to act in a way that will preserve the property and enhance living conditions. Sometimes this can require performing simple maintenance tasks. None of the tenant maintenance tasks will require any special tools or skills. Each is simple and most are listed in the Tenant Handbook  and many include video demonstrations (see below).



Changing the Heating / Air Conditioning Filter Monthly

Changing furnace and return air filters is crucial to the proper performance of your HVAC system, not to mention your home's air quality.



Unclogging a Toilet using a Plunger

Occasionally a toilet may become blocked when the amount of debris exceeds the water weight used in a typical flush cycle. The most common way to unblock a toilet is to use a toilet plunger.



How to change a Light Bulb

Always check the label on the bulb socket or fixture for maximum watt/amp rating. Always install a bulb of equal or less watt/amp.



How to change the battery in your Smoke Detector

Smoke detectors are among the most important items in any home. Learn about smoke detector safety with help from a goal-oriented health care provider in this free video clip.



How to clean Candle Wax off of Carpets

Spilled wax on the carpet? Don't panic! Watch this video to find out how you can easily remove the wax and save the carpet!



Reset Garbage Disposal

Has the Garbage Disposal stopped working completely? If so it may be because the built in circuit breaker has tripped. Follow these easy instructions to learn how to reset the breaker.



Change the Faucet Aerator

Faucet Aerator is installed onto the faucet head to help create a well shaped non-splashing stream, reduce faucet noise, and help with water conservation.

Removing Ink From Carpet

Ink Stains need to be addressed as quickly as possible. Once the ink dries the harder it is to remove. Watch this short video to find out what to do!


How to Unclog a Tub Drain

Between dirt, soap, hair and other things, it's not surprising when your tub gets blocked up and clogged. Here are some tools and tips on how to unclog it yourself.