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Maintenance Request Form

Maintenance Request

All maintenance requests must be presented in writing before they can be acted upon. Please fill in the Maintenance Request form found at the bottom of this page, being careful to ensure all details are entered correctly. If it is an urgent repair, please call our office on 03 5282 4699 during business hours.

Maintenance Trouble Shooting Guide

HOT WATER SYSTEMS

If your supply of hot water is not hot or doesn’t seem to last as long as it should, your hot water system may need topping up.  Locate the filler valve on the side of the hot water system and lift the floppy lever until water flows from the overflow. Repeat this process every few months. Otherwise, check the power is on; has the power box tripped the switch or blown a fuse; or has your shower routine changed or increased (tank capacity and/or tariff rates will effect this). Remember in winter, the efficiency of the tank is less than summer and the water will get colder quicker. Note: Please follow the above procedure before requesting maintenance.  If this does not rectify the problem please contact our office.  Remember a leaking hot water tap will cause poor supply of hot water and high electricity accounts.

WATER LEAKS

Water bubbling out of the ground could be a serious problem and could lead to further complications. Roof leaks can also worsen quickly, contact SES to arrange temporary tarps and phone our office immediately.

BATH/SHOWER LEAKS

A common problem in properties is leaking from wet areas eg. bathrooms, kitchens, into adjoining rooms, a regular check is advisable. If the carpet/floor is wet, sponge and dry area thoroughly and check again after use of the wet area, advise our office if there is still a problem.

LEAKING FROM TOILET

Usually is a minor problem. Regular mopping and turning off the tap between uses is adequate until the tradesperson arrives. Please complete the repair advice form and send to our office to arrange for a tradesperson.

WASHING MACHINE

Check the power is connected, the water taps are turned on, the load of clothes is not off balance or too high, lid is connecting with on/off switch when closing, hoses are securely attached, if leaking- check hoses for splits.

When all else fails, phone us during office hours.

CLOTHES DRYER

Check thefilter is cleaned before every use of the dryer, power is on, dryer is not overloaded, the air temperature is hot when running. This appliance is not essential, please complete a repair advice form and send to our office to report failure.

FAULTY SWITCHES OR FANS

Do not attempt to fix it yourself. Do not use switches. Contact our office as soon as possible.

LIGHTS

Check power or fuse box. Ensure the power is on and the switch has not tripped.

Tenants are responsible for replacing blown light bulbs. If problem not remedied contact your property manager.

POWER

Check if the Safety Switch has tripped and if so, reset the switch.  If it trips again unplug all appliances from power points.  Reset Safety Switch and plug in appliances one at a time until faulty appliance is located.  If you have a fuse box check this for a blown fuse. Note: If this does not rectify the problem please at this stage notify our office. Tenants will be required to pay for callouts where a faulty appliance belonging to them has caused the problem.

HOT PLATES

Check if power is connected or check power box for tripped switch or blown fuse. Contact us for arrange for professional help.

GARBAGE DISPOSAL UNIT

If your food disposal fails to work, you may need to push the reset button. This button is under the unit and usually red.  Do not attempt to disassemble unit. If this does not rectify the problem please complete a repair advice form and send to our office. Tenants will be required to pay for callouts to repair food disposal units that are blocked due to tenant misuse or abuse.

If you would prefer to print and fill out a form manually, click here to download a Maintenance-Request-Form.

Please print the form, fill out the repairs needed with as much detail as possible and hand the form into the office at 16 Hicks Street, Lara.


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