Easy Fixes

Easy Fix It Yourself Problems & Solutions

  • Ants – Infestation of ants is usually a resident’s responsibility to remedy. Keep all areas especially countertops and food storage areas clean and dry. Install ant traps where ants are present. If the problem persists please contact us.
  • Dishwasher Not Cleaning Dishes As Well As It Should – Dishwashers are mechanical cleaning instruments not garbage disposals so make sure you scrub off sticky and hard to clean foods (such as dried pasta sauce) off dishes before loading. It is also possible hot water is not getting to the dishwasher quick enough. Try running hot water from your kitchen tap until hot, then turn on dishwasher, to ensure hot water enters wash cycle right away. It should help. If this doesn’t work or your problem persists, contact us, we are happy to help.
  • Drain Is Clogged – The number one cause of clogged drains is hair. Hair and other debris can often be removed from the drain stopper. The drain stopper can easily be removed and replaced. Use a plunger to un-clog drain. Do not use liquid drain cleaners.
  • Dryer Not Working or Dryer Not Drying Clothes Fast Enough – Make sure the lint trap is clean and clean lint from trap after each use.
  • Electrical Outlet Is Not Working – Locate your breaker box and determined if it “tripped.” Before tripping the switch, though, make sure you are not overloading by running to many appliances at once. If the non-working outlet is located in the kitchen or bath check the GFCI reset switch.
  • Garbage Disposal Not Working – Turn off the switch to the disposal unit (terminate electric to disposal unit). At the bottom of the unit there is a reset button to the disposal. Use an Allen wrench to turn manually.
  • Smoke Detector Is Beeping – Run for your life or replace battery. You either have a fire or your battery needs replacing. Install a new battery.
  • Heater Not Functioning Properly or Heater Not Working – First check the reset button if there is one. Then, check the battery in the thermostat and replace if necessary. It that does not work check the pilot light to your water heater. If it is not lit you can lite it yourself or call Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E). PG&E will not charge you to come and lite your pilot lite – they do this for free.
  • Gas Smell or Gas Leak – Find gas shut off valve and turn it off immediately. Call Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)and ask for immediate assistance. If you smell natural gas, see downed power lines, or suspect another emergency situation, leave the area immediately and then call 9-1-1 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5000. Then contact Managed by Pros at 925-222-0521 and report your findings or request additional assistance.