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Moving Out? Some of the DOs and DON’Ts

We are sorry to see you go but we are thankful to have met you and wish you well on your path to success.

♦ give proper and timely notice according to your lease (here is an easy Vacate Notice Form for your convenience).
♦ remove all personal property from inside/outside the unit and pick up all trash around the property.
♦ replace the furnace filter(s) with a new one before exit.
♦ cut the grass and trim back bushes (in Single Family Homes) no more than 3 days before vacating
♦ professionally clean and sanitize the unit.  we present the unit to you this way, we require it to be returned in the same manner.
♦ all trash and recycling needs to be in its respective bin and take the City Trash Tote and Recycling Bin to the curb.  (note: placing trash in the recycling bin is a City violation/is prohibited and will result in tenant charges).
♦ return all keys to the unit to our office in a labeled envelope or at walk-out inspection.  for after hours, you may drop the keys off  in our 24 hour secured drop box.
♦ inspections – these are completed once unit is rent ready (all belongings removed [inside/out], unit professionally cleaned and sanitized)

♦ leave more than 3 large items at the street (not the alley way) for City pickup per week
♦ leave loose items such as trash bags, boxes and various other materials at the street/curb/alleyway.  All of these items must be in its respective City Bin.
♦ put trash in the Recycling Bin

Help to Maintain Furnace Life & Possibly Save $$

Change Your Furnace Filter:

A good rule is to change your filter every time you change the calendar. By doing so you extend the life of the air handler by keeping the air flowing freely.  An added benefit to you is keeping energy costs down by not making the furnace work over time pulling air through a dirty filter.

If you cannot find your filter, or are having trouble changing it, please contact our service department

How To Replace Your Furnace Filter

First, ensure the unit is not running and in the OFF position.  Changing filters while the unit is pulling in air, will allow unwanted debris into the furnace coils.
Confirm the new filter is the correct size. An ill-fitting air filter will also allow unwanted debris into the furnace coils.  Before installation, write the date of installation on the filter side/frame.
Carefully remove the old filter, avoid dropping dust collected in the old filter, and throw the old filter in the trash.
Wipe down the filter area/frame of dust and surrounding equipment surfaces with a damp cloth.
Install the new filter by observing the Air Flow arrow printed on the filter frame.

Seasonal Yard Maintenance (Single Family Homes)

Maintain lawn care, and edge where needed (If you need personal mowing services, call 540-797-0111)
Keep bushes and trees trimmed. With heavy snowfall branches are subject to break.

House Cleaning and Safety Tips

Keep the home clean. Mice, roaches, and other pests are drawn into homes to search for food (human or pet food). If there is no exposed food sources, pests will be less likely to stay. Keep all food (human and pet food) stored properly in airtight plastic containers.

Clean/Vacuum out floor vents. This keeps dust and other impurities out of the air and from clogging the air filter.

Clean under/above/sides of stoves and refrigerators to maintain cleanliness and keep pests out.

Change out all non-working light bulbs, replace beeping smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries (the device will beep every few minutes when a battery needs to be changed), and remember to check your personal fire extinguisher dates.

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