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Utah Maintenance Quick-tips Part 2

Part 2 in our series of fixing common maintenance issues! We have more great tips for keeping your rental home in tip-top shape. 


How do I reset my breakers?

The first step is to turn off the light switches and unplug the appliances in the room that have lost power. The tenant should then find the circuit breaker box in the house and locate the “tripped” breaker. This breaker will be in the “off” position or in the middle position between “on” and “off”.  You can then reset this breaker by moving it to the “off” position and then back to “on.


How do I prevent rodents?

To prevent rodents from entering your Utah rental home, it is best to keep the doors closed as much as possible. Regular sweeping and vacuuming will also prevent food particles from piling up and will detract the rodents from your home. All food should be properly sealed and stored in a cabinet. Finally, another great tip is to verify there are no holes connecting the inside to the outside of your rental home.


How do I replace my furnace filter?

The furnace filter is located inside the blower compartment of the unit. When changing the filters, you should always turn the power off at the main circuit breaker. The tenant should then remove the central return grill and remove the old filter. It is imperative to look at the new filter and determine which direction it needs to be installed for air to flow correctly. After placing the new filter in the unit, the return grill can be placed back on the unit and power restored.

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