Maintenance FAQ’s

Check out the answers to these common maintenance issues!

How to: Maintain a Garbage Disposal

  • Have you checked the breakers to see if the GFCI outlet has been tripped?
  • Is the garbage disposal making a humming sound? If so, run your hand along the bottom of the unit for a small button. Once you find the button, press it to reset the disposal.
  • Is the disposal making a humming sound and not spinning freely? If you have lived in the home more than a month then it will ultimately be your responsibility to repair the disposal. On most models there is a place for an Allen Wrench in the center on the bottom which will help to free up the disposal.

How to: Clean an A/C Unit

  • Have you changed the vent filters recently? These should be changed every 30 days and it is your responsibility to keep them fresh.
  • Have you checked the breakers? Try switching all of the breakers to the “off” position and then flipping them back to “on”.
  • Is the air conditioner blowing air but not cold air? Shut the air conditioner unit completely down for a number of hours and then turn it back on- but submit the work order anyways.
  • Is the thermostat working? If it is a digital thermostat, try inserting new batteries.
  • Click here to see how to change an AC filter

How to Unclog:

How to: Change the Batteries in your Smoke Detector

How to: Clean your Clothes Dryer Vent

Power Outlets and Power Outages:
• Test the light switches to see if that turns on/off the outlet.
• Locate the GFCI outlets (outlets with the test and reset buttons) and press the reset button on all GFCI outlets.
• Tip: Look for GFCIs in bathrooms, kitchens, basements, garages and on the home’s exterior. Test and reset every GFCI you can find.
• If the reset button doesn’t work, schedule a maintenance request.

   Power Outages:
• Make sure the power is not out in the area (check with Gulf Power).
• Gulf Power: 850-969-3111
• Check the breakers.
• If the power is not out in the area and checking the breakers doesn’t work, schedule a maintenance request.


Garage Remotes/Doors:
 The most common cause of garage door remote control failure is weak or dead batteries. Here
is a video on how to change the battery:
 If replacing the batteries doesn’t work or you have other issues please open a maintenance