Hot Water Systems
If the water is not hot check the following:
- The power is switched on
- Check the power box for a tripped switch or blown fuse
- If the system is electric it may need refilling
- If the system is gas you may need to relight the pilot light
- If your shower routine has changed or increased then the tank capacity and/or tariff rates will affect this
- In winter the efficiency of the tank is less than in summer and the water will get colder quicker
Low Shower Pressure
Over time, mineral deposits can build up in your shower head. This can cause the nozzles to squirt water in all directions or clog up completely, leaving you with poor water pressure or low flow. Here are three tips to help get your shower head back to peak performance.
You can try the baking soda method to clear a blocked drain
Urban Utilities have an online guide to help occupants test for leaks.
Leaking From Toilet
This is usually a minor problem. Regular mopping and turning off the tap behind the toilet between is adequate until the trades-person can attend.
- Clean the filter before every use
- Check the power is on
- Check the dryer is not overloaded
Faulty Switches Or Fans
Do not attempt to fix faulty switches or fans yourself. Do not use the switches if they are faulty. Check that the appliance in use is not faulty if you are having problems with a particular powerpoint.
Replace the bulb or tube if it is safe to do so.
Check the fuse box for a tripped switch or blown fuse.
Check the fuse box for tripped switch or blown fuse. Check any appliances in use as they may have overloaded the system or failed and caused the switch to flick off. Check with your neighbours to see if they are having any power issues. If a Tenants electrical appliance if found to be the cause of a power outage when an electrician attends, then this will be a tenants expense.
Check if the power if connected and check the fuse box for any tripped switches or blown fuses.
Unblock and push the reset button on the system. Do not attempt to disassemble the system.
- Water level is a priority and must be kept at a level to allow water to flow through the skimmer boxes at all times.
- No metal objects should be in the pool as it could cause corrosion marks.
- No animals should be in the pool as this creates a chemical imbalance.
- Ensure regular testing of pool water to keep the correct ph. level.
- Vacuum at least once a week to keep the pool clear of debris.
- Regular checks of the pump to ensure the motor is working correctly and efficiently. Leaking or pooling water at the pump could mean a cracked casing and will need attention.
- Even if the pool is maintained for you in your lease agreement, it is still your responsibility to monitor and report any potential problems.