Maintenance Request

If you have set up your tenant portal, you can submit your maintenance request there. If you need to set up your tenant portal, contact your property manager at 503-635-4477.

If this is an emergency maintenance issue and it is outside of our normal business hours, please call 503-251-4466.


General Maintenance

Heating Systems

  • Forced Air Furnace Systems: the furnace contains one or two air filters. It is your responsibility to keep these filters clean. Filters are to be removed and cleaned or replaced quarterly.
  • Baseboard or wall heaters should be vacuumed once a month.

Plumbing

Tenants are responsible for keeping the drains free of grease, hair, lint, or food, which clog drains if they are not flushed out occasionally with a liquid chemical drain cleaner. The owner will pay ONLY for stoppages caused by faulty construction, such as mortar, stones or tree roots in the sewer. If you are unable to clear a stoppage, you will need to call a drain clearing service at your own expense. If the drain service determines the stoppage was caused by mortar, stones or tree roots, you will be reimbursed for the expense.

Mold and Mildew

If tenants notice a mold or mildew problem, please contact Mainlander immediately so we may assess the problem.

Landscaping

Tenants are responsible for maintaining grounds in the condition it is provided. Maintenance includes watering, weeding, mowing, edging fertilizing, and raking. Watering should begin before lawn and shrubs dry out. A lawn that has dried or turned brown will take many times the normal amount of water to revive.

Winterizing

  • Know the location of the water turn off valves for the house. It will be important to shut off the water immediately in the case of a broken pipe.
  • Disconnect all hoses on outside faucets. Shut off hose valves (usually located under a sink or in the garage). Turn on outside faucets to drain the lines.
  • In freezing weather, maintain heat to a minimum of 60 degrees. Open the cabinet doors under the kitchen and bathroom sinks. Open taps allowing faucets to slowly drip.
  • Turn the water off and drain any irrigation system (usually located near the meter). Open all drains. Run the system through all cycles until no water remains in the system. Turn the system off and close the drains. Any exposed pipes (not underground) should be drained of all water and wrapped to prevent freezing.

In case of frozen or broken pipes, turn water off at the main shut off valve. It may be located at the street in front of the house. If there is gushing water, you can obtain emergency assistance by calling the local water company or the fire department.

If you plan to be away during possible freezing weather, please arrange for someone to check your home on a regular basis. This representative should inspect the premises for weather damage and maintain the dripping faucet. Please give your representative Mainlander's phone number and instruct them to call us in the event of an emergency. We should be contacted quickly to limit damage and make timely repairs. The phone number to report emergencies after-hours is 503-251-4466.