Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Some rental woes
We were very fortunate to have had all new appliances installed (exception being the washer and dryer which we were told were barely used and would be replaced if anything happened)just prior to our tenancy. Of concern is that the right side, refrigerator door makes a loud "pop" or "cracking" noise, only when it's about to be shut. No noise while opening, just while closing. From what I've researched on line, it may be a simple hinge part that needs to be replaced.
A while back, I noted that the wooden shelving over that cellar oil tank had what appeared to be water stain marks on them. I store my extra cleaning supplies there, tools, that sort of thing. I assumed that the water marks dated to sometime during which the landlord resided here. I noted what appeared to be fresh, damp stains in the same particular spot. I placed a rag down, returned later, and the rag was naturally damp-but where was this coming from? It appears that a faucet valve fitting, much like the one pictured, but part of the boiler system that carries water to the living room baseboard heaters is a bit moist, dripping? overflowing as there is a pressure release component? I don't know, it's not my area of expertise. I do know that the LL also had extensive work done on the heating sytem, and it is under warrenty. She told me that she didn't bother with a service plan as she has a 1 year (or more?) warrenty. The company would come out and fix whatever issue developed. This value seems to only sporadically drip, but should be addressed, IMO.