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Shape up Your Apartment: Summer Maintenance Checklist

July 12, 2017 |

An Ounce of Prevention

Maybe you skipped your spring cleaning. Or maybe your spring cleaning list didn’t hit on certain preventive maintenance items. Either way, here’s a great summer list of maintenance items to keep your apartment in tip-top shape:

  • Change A/C filter
  • Inspect fire extinguisher
  • Test smoke detectors
  • Rotate/flip mattresses
  • Rotate/flip sofa and chair cushions
  • Manage Pests (If regularly scheduled treatments aren’t keeping the pests away, contact the office to schedule an additional treatment)
  • Clean dryer vent/lint hose
  • Defrost fridge
  • Clean range hood
  • Clean siding
  • Wash windows and screens
  • Inspect for plumbing leaks
  • Run water and flush toilets in unused spaces
  • Check all locks, deadbolts, windows and doors

And here are a few tips and quick fixes to keep things in your apartment running smoothly:

  • Empty your dryer vent after every use.
  • Do not overload washers and dryers.
  • Do not turn off your A/C. Instead leave it on auto, ideally at a minimum of 74.
  • Do not put grease, shells, rice, pasta, oil, or potato peels, in the garbage disposal.
  • Fix toilet clogs by turning off water at valve below the tank to prevent overflow. Use a plunger to remove the clog by pushing it into drain back and forth keeping plunger submerged in water.

Have a great summer!


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