Maintenance Tips

Tips for Taking Care of Your New Home

Getting to know your residence

When you move into a property, it is helpful to know where important items are located. Take the time to know or locate the:

If you are uncertain about any of the above items, contact your LPM management team for help.


Tenant Renovations/Alterations+

It is the LPM policy that tenants do not do repairs or alterations. You agreed to this in the rental agreement/lease. If you do want to make a special request for renovation or repair to the property:

Tenant Maintenance Responsibilities+

The property owner has a duty to maintain your residence to uniform codes of safety for landlord/tenant law. Therefore, LPM has provided you with Work Order Requests when there are legitimate repairs. We want you to report maintenance items.

However, there are items that are the tenant’s responsibility and we have listed them again (please refer to the 5-page maintenance addendum for more details on the list below):

Procedures for Requesting Maintenance

Before calling LPM+

  1. Determine if there is a true emergency or a non-emergency.
  2. Check to see if you can determine the cause of the problem that you are experiencing, unless you have an emergency. Read examples of various problems in your maintenance addendum.

If there is an Emergency+

There are few emergencies. An emergency is a life-threatening situation such as a fire, flood and/or uncontrollable water, electrical problem, smell of gas, etc:


Preventative Cleaning Tips+

Cleaning tips were included in the maintenance addendum with your rental/lease agreement. Here are more tips:

Cleaning is easier when you use a “preventative approach."

Additional Cleaning Tips+

It is not always necessary to purchase expensive cleaning products. Vinegar, baking soda, ammonia, and salt are some inexpensive cleaning products with many uses. They also are helpful for people who have allergies to cleaning products. They can be better for the environment than commercial products.

Energy Saving Tips

Saving water is important for the environment and can mean a lower utility bill for your residence as well:

To Lower Air-Conditioning Bills:+

To Lower Heating Bills:+

Safety Tips+

The safety of you and your family is important to LPM and many things can affect it. Here are some tips to follow:

Vacation Checklist+

When going on vacation, here are items to check before leaving:

Holiday Tips+

Everyone enjoys the different holidays, but it is important to exercise care during the celebrations and remove decorations when each season is over.


Unfortunately, emergencies and disasters happen all around the world. The best solution is to be prepared. In the back of this Handbook, you will find a convenient Emergency/Disaster Checklist that has items to do before and during an emergency/disaster.

We are also providing you with our “Resident Emergency/Disaster Handbook.” There you will find a wealth of information on how to handle a true emergency or disaster.

There are different emergencies