Maintaining a home takes teamwork, and we’ve got your back! One of the perks of renting is that significant repairs are our responsibility. We ask that you manage the daily upkeep. As a resident, there are several essential tasks you should take care of to ensure the proper maintenance of your home. If this is your first home or you need a little help, our team of experts can assist you with these through on-call coaching and online self-help video resources.
These responsibilities include:
- Promptly reporting any maintenance issues or concerns using the online maintenance request system.
- Regularly keeping the interior and exterior of the property clean and tidy.
- Changing light bulbs whenever necessary to keep the home well-lit.
- Replacing HVAC air filters monthly and changing thermostat batteries as needed for optimal functioning.
- Handling minor clogs in sinks, drains, and toilets to ensure proper plumbing.
- Replacing damaged toilet seats.
- Resetting breaker and GFCI switches as required.
- Ensuring ongoing pest control to keep your living space free from unwanted visitors.
- Maintaining the exterior of your home, including walkways, walls, first-floor gutters, fences, mailbox, and driveway, by keeping them clear of debris, mold, or mildew, as well as removal of pet waste.
- Unless lawn care it is part of your lease, you will need to keep the lawn mowed.
- All residents will need to maintain landscaping to include mulching and weeding flowerbeds and keeping trees and hedges trimmed and neat.
- In the event of a lockout, reach out to a locksmith for assistance.
- Taking measures to prevent and minimize hazards or dangerous conditions on the premises, including changing the smoke detector batteries every six months.
- Ensuring proper disposal of waste and adhering to any recycling guidelines in place.
- Adhering to any community guidelines or regulations in place, including HOA rules, noise restrictions, trash policies, or parking rules.
- Taking care of any routine maintenance tasks that are within the scope of the resident’s responsibility, as outlined in the lease agreement.
By taking care of these tasks, you contribute to the overall upkeep of your home and help create a comfortable and safe living environment for yourself and your neighbors.