Each condominium unit owner is responsible for maintaining the interior of their own unit. Below are just some of the tips to maintaining your unit. More information is available in the condominium handbook. The property manager may also be able to assist you, however the ultimate responsibility always is with the individual owner.
Maintaining Your Condo
EVERY OTHER MONTH:
Pour water into closet drain
Change the HVAC filter
Replace door lock batteries (spring/fall)
Check kitchen fire extinguisher
Have HVAC checked
Have hot water heater flushed
EVERY TWO YEARS:
Have the dryer vent cleaned
EVERY FIVE YEARS:
Replace water supply hose on washing machine
Have kitchen fire extinguisher serviced
Appliances supplied by the builder were General Electric. Call directly to 1-800-GE- CARES for service of appliances.
The filter in your HVAC unit needs to be changed – This should be done at least quarterly. Please refer to your HVAC system owner’s manual or measure the opening for the correct filter size.
Each unit is equipped with a laundry closet. Within the floor of this closet is a drain to allow for overflow or leaks to drain and not damage your floors. It is recommended that you periodically put some water down this drain. This will keep gases from coming up. This should be done every 2 – 3 months.
Owners are responsible for having a licensed professional clean the dryer vents that serve their condominium (Recommended every two (2) years). Providing written verification of this completed service to the Management Office will assist if this recommendation becomes a requirement in the future.
Owners are responsible for replacing the water supply hoses to their washing machines (Recommended every five (5) years). Providing written verification of this completed service to the Management office will assist if this recommendation becomes a requirement in the future.
Fire Alarms & Fire Extinguishers
If a fire alarm sounds, residents should evacuate the building immediately. The fire department automatically responds to the building wide central alarm system. The smoke detectors in the hallways are connected to the central alarm system. The smoke detectors in each unit are not connected to the central alarm system and therefore, should have the batteries replaced at least twice each year. It is recommended to be done when Daylight Savings Time starts in the Spring and once again when Daylight Savings Time ends in the Fall. If the electricity is not operating, the smoke alarms rely upon the battery.
The fire extinguishers in the hallways are connected to the central alarm system. If a fire extinguisher is pulled from its wall unit, the fire alarm will sound. If you have a fire in your condo, exit the condo and pull the closest fire alarm. Take no chances; the Fire Department is happy to respond.
The household fire extinguishers, provided by the builder in each condominium, should be inspected by the homeowner or resident each month. If the gauge is in the “green” area, the extinguisher is properly charged. If the extinguisher is not in the “green” area or has been used, it must be refilled. The extinguisher must be inspected every five (5) years by a certified inspector. Providing written verification of this completed service to the Management Office will assist if this recommendation becomes a requirement in the future.
Fire alarm responses by a dispatched fire department and/or NAI Summit emergency personnel that are charged to the Association will be billed to the owner of the unit causing the alarm and considered as an assessment to that unit owner for collection accordingly.
WARNING: Opening the condominium door to clear smoke into the common hallway will set off the building fire alarm, and the condominium owner will be held responsible for all emergency response costs for an alarm.
The condominium door locks have 4 AA batteries that must be changed regularly. This is recommended to be done every six (6) months when daylight savings time begins (Spring) and ends (Fall). You will need a special screwdriver (Torx 20 Security) to change the four (4) AA batteries batteries (Energizer recommended). Please see the building manager to use the screwdriver if you do not have one.
If you do not change the battery every six (6) months, you may encounter a red light when you insert your key. This is your indication that you may have only a few more times when you will be unable to use your key.
If the door lock does not blink green or red, it may not operate or be properly protecting the property as it was designed to do. If it is determined that a lock fails or is inoperable due to negligence of battery maintenance on behalf of the unit owner, the replacement lock and installation will be charged to the owner.
Door locks may be re-programmed to secure the premises from unauthorized use of lost or stolen keys for an additional charge. See the Property Manager for current rates.
The condominium entry electronic lock, and exterior surface of the door should not be altered, removed, or circumvented in any way without prior written permission from the Executive Board. Additional lock installation on condominium doors is prohibited without prior written permission from the Executive Board to maintain emergency access requirements for the safety of the community as a whole.
Emergency duplicate keys must be requested of the NAI Summit Building Services (610.264.0200) or Manager during business hours and additional key and response fees may apply and be C.O.D. for this service.