Shape up Your Apartment: Summer Maintenance Checklist

July 21, 2018

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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