A note from Fairfield Residential about COVID-19
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SELF-HELP MAINTENANCE TIPS

SELF-HELP MAINTENANCE TIPS

As we all continue to navigate through COVID-19 and practice social distancing, simple maintenance requests are not being performed at this time for the safety of you, our resident, and our associates.

Due to this temporary protocol, below are some tips that may assist you should something in your apartment home need attention.

TOILETS

It is important to remember that your toilet is not a trash can. The two biggest reasons for clogged toilets are “flushable wipes and grease.” Unlike toilet paper that breaks down when it gets wet, the “flushable” wipes do not. These wet wipes will stay intact and create a back-up.

GARBAGE DISPOSAL

Under the disposal is a red reset button that may get it working again. There are several items you should not put down the garbage disposal including:

  • Celery
  • Bones
  • Coffee grounds
  • Egg shells
  • Fruit stones
  • Grease
  • Pasta and rice       
  • Potato peelings

SMOKE DETECTORS

When cooking, smoke may build up in unit then cause the smoke detector to continuously beep – all that needs to be done is to fan the smoke away from the smoke detector. DO NOT REMOVE THE SMOKE DETECTOR. If a smoke detector is beeping continuously, maintenance will provide a battery for resident to replace.

REFRIGERATORS

Overfilling the refrigerator or freezer can block air vents, restrict the flow of cold air, and overtax your refrigerator’s condenser, which could lead to a burn out. Please do not overload your refrigerator or freezer.

TRIPPED BREAKER

Most breaker boxes are located behind one of the bedroom doors. A tripped breaker will be set in the middle position. To reset a breaker, completely move the breaker switch Left or Right depending on location on house panel; until a click sound is heard. If click is not heard, breaker has not been properly re-set.

OUTLET NOT WORKING

WATER LEAK

Water shuts off are located at every fixture. There are various types of angle stops/shut off valves.

  • Push/pull type: Push in to open, pull out to close.
  • Quarter turn -type: Turn 90 degrees clockwise to close and 90 degrees counterclockwise to open.
  • Multi turn type – Turn clockwise to close and counterclockwise to open.

Additionally, with so many of you now home, the CDC is offering suggestions on cleaning/ sanitizing your home.

We thank you for your continued vigilance and maintenance of our homes.

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