Common Maintenance Issues

Common Maintenance Issues


My garbage disposal stopped working!
It may just need to be reset.

  • Make sure the disposal is turned off.
  • The reset button is usually a red or black square button on the bottom of the garbage disposal.
  • Push it in.
  • Run cold water & try the disposal again.

Did that work? If not, the blades might be jammed. If you feel comfortable, try this tactic.

  • Make sure the disposal is turned off.
  • Grab a plunger, broom, or something with a strong, wooden handle.
  • Using the handle, turn the blades clockwise until they move freely.
  • You may have to reset the disposal.

If neither strategy worked, let us know and we can send over a maintenance person.

My light isn’t working!
Try putting in a bulb you know is working and is the right wattage for the fixture. Do not use bulbs over 60 watts. If that doesnt work and you are comfortable with trying, look at the breaker box. Do you have a tripped breaker? If so, flip the switch.

If the light still isn’t working, let us know and we can send over a maintenance person.

My toilet is overflowing!
First, try plunging the toilet. If that doesn’t work, turn off the water supply from the shut-off valves behind the toilet. Call us immediately.

We’ve got bugs!
Try a store bought spray or repellent. If the problem continues, let us know.