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Tips for Maintaining the Property You Rent

Friday, August 2, 2019   /   by AJ Shepard

Tips for Maintaining the Property You Rent

Here are a few maintenance tips to avoid maintenance problems or when small things go wrong.


Garbage Disposer
Don't throw coffee grounds or grease down the disposer. It will eventually get clogged up. If it does get jammed or clogged, turn the breaker off and manually turn the knob underneath the unit to try and dislodge the item. Using a small hex wrench can help. Occasionally put a small piece of lemon or orange rind in the dispose and turn it on. It helps freshen it up.


HVAC Unit
Please change your filters every season. This helps keep allergens down and helps keep the system running more efficiently.


Power Outage in One Room or One Outlet
Make sure you have not overloaded a circuit. Unplug those portable fans, AC units, etc. Then go to the breaker box and turn off the breaker for that area. (Make sure it goes all way off) Wait a minute or two and flip it back on. Also check and rest the GFCI plugs. The GFCI does not have to be in the same room as the outage to affect the power.

Toilet Running
Open the tank and look inside. You can easily adjust the chain if it's too short or if it's hung up on something. This is usually an easy fix that will save you a lot on your water bill.


If all else fails, send in a work order, we are happy to help you.


Uptown Properties
3526 SW Troy St.
Portland, OR 97210

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Uptown Properties
Chris Shepard
3526 SW Troy
Portland, OR 97219
503-941-0276
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Mike Maier
5410 SW Macadam Ave, Ste 100
Portland, OR 97239
503-545-9879

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