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Should you feel confident or are knowledgeable enough to take care of items, please do so. Otherwise, contact Management/Landlord
  • As per lease agreement (please get familiar with it): Once a year (spring time is best) replace the smoke detector battery. For your safety and those of your family, never disable the smoke detector(s).
    Also KEEP your premisses clean inside/out...at all times.
    The city of Newnan DOES NOT allow:
    1) Tall grass or visible trash around any property.
    2) Expired Tags (Your vehicle must be up to date with tags/registration).
    Failure to do this may result in the city giving out citation(s) for either instance which can result in fines or towning of vehicle(s).
    Unless otherwise indicated, you must get your own trash service contract.
  • It's suggested that you get a carbon monoxide detector for your proctection and that  of your loved ones, if you have any natural gas or propane operating system(s) in your premisses.
  • Remember, where you live it's your house/premisses, treated as such and take care of it.

Operation and care for the central heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system
This information will help you save money and keep the system in good working condition

  • If you're living in a single family home, please remember to change the air filter at least once a month, depending on how hot or cold it's been that month. If you're in one of our apartments, the management will take care of such detail.
  • During the hot summer months, your air conditioner works very hard. In order for it to give you good service, when you go away from your permisses for more than one day, shut the system off or raise the selected temperature.
  • Make sure thermostat settings are where they need to be (Heat or Cold) and fan switch is in AUTO. See typical controls (digital and non-digital)
  • Ensure battery(ies) of temperature control unit (for digital thermostat) are fresh or replaced as required (if applicable) before calling.
  • WARNING: If you see ice forming on lines (inside or outside) shut system off immediatelly and DO NOT operate until fixed. This will prevent time consuming repairs and furhter damage to system.
  • Should the system fail while in use, please note the following right away before calling landlord:
    Note if exterior unit (compressor/heat exchager) is operating (fan turning, hot or cold air eminating over fan). Ensure there's no blockage to unit or drip line.
    Note if interior fan (blower motor) is operating (feel air out of vent - cold or hot).
  • During winter months if you're not getting heat, please check following before calling:
    Ensure you have natural gas service being provided (for gas furnaces). Check that exterior meter to your premisses is not locked out or closed. If it is, call a natural gas provider to get service.
    Note if system is cycling (on/off) and if internal fan (blower) operates (vent air comes out).
    Exterior unit should not operate unless you have a heat pump.
    Note if the pilot flame is on (non-electric gas valves).
    Note if the hot surface ignitor (located inside furnace) glows red when system turned on (no pilot flame, electric gas valves).
  • CAUTION: If you've opened furnace / blower fan door(s) for what ever reason, ensure they are back on properlly for system to operate.
  • Note if circuit breaker(s) are open or popped (in circuit breaker box).
  • Ensure there's no blockage to Return Vent. Keep all vents clear and clean at all times, this will help the system work efficiently and $ave you money!
  • CALL management/landlord at 770-304-1954 or email for a repair order and give all information gathered.

Electric Ovens
WARNING
: FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THOSE OF OTHERS: Electric Ovens use high
voltage to operate, please be very carefull and take all precautions when handling.

  • Keep all surface burners clean at all times (clean when cold). If you have a spill (specially cooking oil) turn burner(s) OFF immediatelly and do not use until after proper cleaning by removing burner (wait tiill it cools down so you can handle it) and cleaning recepticles throroughly.
  • DO NOT use stove/oven to heat your unit up during winter. Burners will get damaged when pro-long use is given. It will be your responsability to replace them or the whole oven at your cost.
  • If burners short, circuit breaker will open. DO NOT reset cicuit breaker unless you know what you're doing.
  • At least once per month, make it a habbit to turn off the oven, open the circuit breaker and pull oven away from it's location (disconnect if necessary) so that you can clean the area where it sits.
  • If you have a digital controlled oven and you get "F" codes, please note them for landlord.
  • Giving your oven proper care will ensure that it will be there when you need it.

Gas Oven / Gas water heater / Gas Fireplace
WARNING:
Natural Gas is an odorless and invisble harmfull gas!
Gas providers add a rotten egg type of smell for your protection.

  • If you smell gas (a rotten egg smell), immediately evacuate the building and call Atlanta Gas Light Company:
    (770) 907-4231 in Metro Atlanta or
    (877) 427-4321 outside Metro Atlanta
    or the fire department from a neighbor's phone.
    If you do smell gas, DO NOT:
    1) Remain in the building
    2) Use light switches
    3) Try to find the source of the leak
    4) Smoke or strike matches
    5) Use a telephone or any electrical equipment that might create a spark
  • Have at least one working carbon carbon monoxide detector for each level of your home.
  • Gas appliances should have a clear, steady blue flame. Small occasional amounts of yellow and orange are normal. The only exception is a natural gas fireplace designed to have yellow flames.
  • Never use a gas oven or range top as a space heater.
  • Never cover the temperature controls, air openings or vents of an appliance.
  • Never line the oven completely with foil.
  • Never try to repair or install a gas appliance yourself. Never let a home handy-person try to do the job for you.
  • Water can damage the internal safety mechanism in gas controls of an appliance. If you suspect water damage, have a trained technician replace them immediately.
  • Turn off gas fireplaces and space heaters before going to bed or leaving home. They're not intended as a main source of heat.
  • Gas appliance connectors (the flexible, corrugated metal gas tubing) should be checked by a qualified appliance service contractor periodically. They can be hazardous due to deterioration, excessive movement, bending, or corrosion. Connectors made 30-40 years ago may be risky.
  • Never attach electrical grounding wires to gas piping.
  • Set water heater thermostat to 125 degrees or lower to prevent scalding.
  • Keep the space around furnaces and water heaters clean and clear of build-up, rags, newspapers and other debris.
  • Never store combustibles such as gasoline, aerosol can, paints, solvents, household cleaners, pool chemical or similar products near any fuel burning equipment.
  • Be cautious using products such as paint strippers, glues, rubber cement, varnishes, turpentine, cleaning fluid, and floor finishing products. They give off vapors that can be ignited by any flame source such as a burner pilot light. Vapors can also corrode metal vents and appliance combustion chambers. Turn off all gas appliances when using these products and keep the space well ventilated with exhaust fans or introduction of plenty of fresh air.
  • Be aware of where gas (and other utilities) lines are buried, especially when working in your yard. Always call before you dig, 770/623-4344 in Metro Atlanta or 800/282-7411 toll free.
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