caring for your rental house while you study at Ohio university
We want to make sure your housing experience with us goes as smoothly as possible throughout the year. The following are a few helpful reminders and pointers on how to help avoid any maintenance problems that could temporarily interfere with your living situation.
If you have a sump pump in the basement, please make sure it is free of debris.
DO NOT store anything within 6 feet of the water heater and furnace. It is a fire hazard.
If you have a dehumidifier in your basement it should be set on "Normal" in order to take care of excessive moisture. It will automatically turn off when the appropriate humidity level is reached.
Make sure to empty dryer sheets from clothes dryer on a regular basis, preferably after every cycle. Failure to do so is a major fire hazard. Also do not leave wet clothes on basement floor because it will cause mildew.
To prevent mildew in the bathroom, make sure to turn on the bathroom vent or keep a window in the bathroom open when possible.
Trash should be taken to the curbside the night before or early in the morning of your scheduled neighborhood trash pick-up day.
Mowing and yard care is your responsibility. We offer sub-contracting lawn care if you choose and deduct the charges at the end of the year from your deposit. Keep in mind that if you decide to mow yourself you are also responsible for weeding around the house and trimming bushes where applicable. Contact us for rates on lawn services. If the grass is 8" or more the City's Code Enforcement will issue a citation that you will be responsible for paying.
If you lock yourself out of your room or house, the service charge will be $40.00 to send someone over.
Absolutely NO ONE is allowed to be on the roof of your house at anytime. This is a major safety concern for our tenants and to prevent any damages to the roof. You will be charged for a new roof and Sabel Rentals will not be responsible for any injury incurred.
house care & Responsibilities with your Athens Rental