Facing a plumbing problem in your rental home? Fortunately, it's quite easy to fix these on your own.
Blocked Sinks & Drains
If one of your drains clogs, there is likely some debris in the pipe that is preventing the water from draining properly. You can resolve this issue by cleaning out your drain. For mild blockages, try pouring hot water down the drain or pouring baking soda and vinegar into the opening. Bigger clogs will likely need to be manually cleaned.
If your toilet backs up, you can use a plunger to clear the pipe. Please use common sense when performing this maneuver and do not flush the toilet again if the water has filled the basin.
If you lose electrical power in your rental home, call your utility provider to troubleshoot the issue before you make a repair request. There may be widespread outages in your neighborhood or a problem with your account.
If you're not able to solve the problem directly with your electrical company, make a repair request.
Most residential homes have hot water heaters that provide a steady stream of heated water for the property. If you don't have any hot water or you don't have enough, check the settings on your tank. Does everything look correct? Is the pilot light lit, if using a gas tank?
If you make any changes to the temperature controls, please wait 15 to 20 minutes before testing the water again.
If your HVAC system isn't functioning properly, please check the settings on your thermostat. Does everything look accurate? Can you cycle the system off and back on to attempt to restore the temperature defaults?