Maintenance Tips for Apartment Living

The luxury of living in an apartment with a maintenance tech onsite is spectacular to say the least, however, we have come up with a few tips for you to try on your own if you haven’t already!

Avoid turning off the air conditioning entirely: instead of turning off the a/c when you leave for school or work, try increasing the temperature instead. This way, the a/c unit will run a few times while you are gone, but won’t have to overwork to try and catch up if it were turned off completely.

Be sure to run your dishwasher at least once a month: If you live by yourself, or hand wash your dishes, odds are your dishwasher isn’t being utilized as frequently. However, we suggest running your dishwasher at least once a month to eliminate any odors that might develop within the basin of the machine.

Report any leaks to your management company right away: If you notice any leaks underneath your kitchen or bathroom sinks, contact your management company right away. It’s never a good idea to take a risk with leaks, and the sooner a maintenance man can repair it, the better. Bonus tip: if you are storing several of your belongings under the sink or inside your sink, it’s helpful to remove those items prior to the maintenance tech’s arrival.

Clean the lint out of your dryer: Whether your apartment has a dryer in your living space or has a shared laundry facility, it is always important to check the lint trap on the dryer and make sure it is cleaned out before running another cycle of laundry through the machine. Doing this will help eliminate a potential fire hazard and also ensures your clothes will dry more effectively during the first dryer cycle without having to dry the same load of laundry several times in a row.