First time living on your own? Here are a few tips…
- Carpet should be vacuumed weekly. Dirt and grit in the carpet causes cuts in the fibers and damages the carpet, causing excessive wear.
- Should you not have your own, a vacuum is available in the office to check out for your use. It may be checked out Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for two (2) hours (if checked out after 3:30 p.m., the vacuum must be returned at 9:30 a.m. the following morning). It will not be available for check out after 3:00 p.m. on Fridays.
- Remove the lint from the lint filter after using the dryer. This makes the dryer operate more efficiently and makes clothes dry more quickly. A packed lint filter can be a fire hazard. Lint filters are fragile. Be careful when removing them. (At all locations the lint filter is located at the bottom of the dryer opening.)
- A plunger is in the closet under the stairs.
- When using the garbage disposal be sure to run plenty of water before, during and after turning the disposal on. A reset button is located on the bottom of the garbage disposal in the cabinet under the kitchen sink. Do not use the garbage disposal when the dishwasher is running.
- Shower curtain liners need to be placed inside the tub when showering to prevent water accumulation on the floor. Dry up any water remaining on the floor after a shower to prevent it soaking in and damaging the floor finish or sub-floor.
- The main cause of slow draining tubs is hair build up in the drain. To remove hair build up from the bath tub drain, remove the knob off the bathtub drain plug, using a flat head screwdriver unscrew the bottom portion of the bathtub drain plug and then remove the hair. Screw the bottom portion of the plug back into the drain and pop the knob back onto the plug.
- A solution of water with a little white vinegar works well to clean the natural stone tile or architectural concrete floors.