- Tenant FAQS -

How do I change lightbulbs or notify maintenance?

1. Tenant’s Responsibility for Unit Bulbs 

– As a tenant, you are responsible for maintaining and changing light bulbs within your apartment, except for specific LED lights that are non-replaceable. These LED lights will be marked as such in your unit. 

2. Types of Light Bulbs

– Before changing a light bulb, identify the type and wattage of the bulb needed. Common types include incandescent, compact fluorescent (CFL), and LED bulbs. The required wattage is typically indicated on the light fixture or in the user manual. 

3. Turning Off the Power

– Before attempting to change a light bulb, ensure the power to the light fixture is turned off. You can do this by switching off the light using the wall switch or by unscrewing the bulb from the fixture. 

4. Changing the Light Bulb

– For replaceable light bulbs, follow the previous instructions. Once the power is off, carefully remove the old bulb by twisting it counterclockwise (left) until it comes loose from the socket. Insert the new bulb and twist it clockwise (right) until it’s securely in place. 

5. Recycling and Disposal

– When disposing of old light bulbs, especially CFLs, handle them with care and check local recycling guidelines for proper disposal options. 

6. Non-Replaceable LED Lights

– In some units, specific light fixtures may contain non-replaceable LED lights. These LEDs are designed to last longer and usually do not require regular replacements.
– If any of the non-replaceable LED lights in your unit are not functioning, please do not attempt to replace them yourself. Instead, notify the property management or maintenance team. 

7. Notifying Maintenance

– To request a replacement for non-replaceable LED lights or for any light fixture that you are unable to change yourself, please contact the management office or submit a maintenance request through the designated channels.
– Provide specific details about the location of the light fixture and the issue you are experiencing, so maintenance can address it promptly. 

8. Common Area Bulb Maintenance

– The property management team is responsible for maintaining light bulbs in common areas such as hallways, staircases, and building entrances.
– If you notice any burnt-out bulbs in common areas, please report it to the management office promptly, so they can replace them for the safety and convenience of all residents. 

9. Regular Inspections

– As part of regular maintenance, the property management team may conduct periodic inspections to ensure that all common area light fixtures are in proper working condition. 

10. Safety Precautions

– Always prioritize safety when changing light bulbs. Ensure the power is off, use a stable step ladder if necessary, and avoid touching the bulb’s surface with bare hands to prevent oils from affecting the bulb’s lifespan.

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