Before Leaving for Winter Break…

Winter Break is almost here! Be sure to prepare your apartment for your absence. There are a few things to relay to you before you leave your apartment for several weeks.   

Before leaving your apartment on Winter Break (or during any extended absence – Winter Break is considered an extended absence since it is more than seven (7) days), please be sure to do the following for the safety of your apartment and to conserve energy:

  1. Take your trash and recycling to the respective dumpster,
  2. Do not leave standing water or dirty dishes in the sink, or food left out/open,
  3. Turn off all interior lights, including mini-lights, string lights, and rope lights,
  4. Remove any fans and screens from windows,
  5. Fully close and lock all windows* (for locking the windows: LEFT is LOCKED; right is unlocked).
    – To fully unlock the window, make sure both window locks are turned to the right.
    – Close both window sashes (up and bottom so the lock on each aligns)
    – Turn both locks to the LEFT so they are both LOCKED.
  6. Turn the heat down to 50 degrees,
  7. Lock the front door. Make sure you fully close the door before locking it from the outside.

* For apartments located on the 1st floor, a tightly fit tension rod between the lower and upper sash can be added for extra protection

Thank you for your cooperation!

Have a fun and safe Holiday Season!