Maintaining Your Home

Treat The Home As Your Own

Renting a single-family home means more freedom, space, privacy, and enjoyment; it also means some responsibility. While ResiHome is responsible for major updates and maintenance issues, you, as a renter, are responsible for the routine upkeep of your home. This includes tasks such as landscaping, pest control, and winterizing your home.

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Your Resident Responsibilities

  • Routine lawncare (incl. mowing, watering, raking, trimming, etc.)

  • Winterizing your home (prevent freezing of pipes, snow/ice removal, etc)

  • Routine cleaning/maintaining appliances

  • Replacement of light bulbs & air filters (every 3 months)

     see below for a comprehensive list 

 
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ResiHome’s Responsibilities

  • Major plumbing issues (leaking faucet, running toilet, etc.)

  • Intermittent electrical issues

  • Roofing issues (leak, roof damage, etc.)

  • Air conditioning/heating and water heater issues

     see below for a comprehensive list 

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For a comprehensive maintenance list, please click below:

Irrigation System Details

(if applicable)

Ensuring that your lawn is well-watered is an important part of properly maintaining your rental home, so it’s important to note the following:

  • If your home is new, keep the current sprinkler setting for one month, unless told otherwise, to allow sod to grow properly.

  • All other times, please adjust your sprinkler settings in line with your county or municipality usage regulations or to your preferred setting (recommended twice per week, 15 mins each time)

  • Many new homes use Rainbird or Hunter Irrigation Systems so please read their online manuals or refer to the information located on the interior door of your irrigation box.
  • Depending on the location of your rental home, an average water bill with irrigation costs included can range anywhere between $150-200/month after your first month. 

  • Maintaining a healthy lawn is part of your standard resident responsibility

Your Seasonal Responsibilities

See below a list of seasonal reminders of how to care for your home year-round. This list will keep your home safe and secure, while minimizing potential issues or headaches!

Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter

Please watch the videos below to learn more about your seasonal responsibilities!

Are you a current resident experiencing a maintenance issue? Before you submit a new request, click here to check out our library of self-help maintenance videos.