Maintenance

Residents Guide

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Overview

All in-suite maintenance is the owners’ responsibility. If you require maintenance work, please feel free to contact the contractor of your choice. A list of recommended contractors who have done work in the building before is available at corelofts.ca/contractors

Before performing any repair work, ALWAYS check the breaker to ensure that power is not the problem. Also, always keep a toilet plunger in your suite, as it could prevent damage to your suite and your neighbours. 

All appliances are the owners’ responsibility.  

Kitchen Fan

Use your exhaust fan whenever cooking on the stove to avoid cooking odours which may disturb your neighbours, and to lessen grease build-up on kitchen surfaces.

Washer & Dryer

Clean the lint from the dryer door, each time you use the dryer.  On a periodic basis clean the lint from the lint trap that is located directly above the dryer. Should the lint not be cleared, it can pose a fire hazard. In addition, failing to clean the ducts, may lead to clothes taking longer to dry properly, excessive humidity, a burning odour and damage to the dryer motor and switches.

The lint filter should be cleaned after each use. When replacing your washer consider a front-load machine as it uses much less water and significantly reduces consumption.

Click here to read more about the dryer exhaust booster fan.

Electrical

Have a licensed electrician perform any electrical work.

Electrical Contractor

Brian Knighton

  • 905-662-2296
  • 905-570-9698

Smoke & CO Alarms

All units are required to have a smoke/CO combo alarm, larger units have an additional smoke alarm. These alarms should be tested regularly, and need to be replaced periodically. Each alarm will have an expiry date on the unit itself.

Plumbing

Plumbing and water leakage problems are generally the responsibility of the suite owner. If water leakage occurs from your walls or ceiling, contact the Property Management company.   

If the toilet or washing machine overflows, act immediately by turning the shut-off valve in the trouble area. 

Repair leaking taps immediately as water waste costs everyone.   

Plumbing Contractor

Pitton Plumbing

Caulking & Grouting

Bathrooms and kitchens in particular are sources of potential water leaks to many other areas.  Unit owners are responsible for keeping all grouting and caulking in these areas in good repair.

Showers

Should you ever see any cracking, water dripping or sagging of ceilings or walls in the bathroom area, report the problem immediately to management. 

Sliding Loft Doors

The sliding door tracks in the building are from K.N. Crowder, they have a full catalog of parts on their site for this specific set of hardware.

The door parts can be purchased through Turkstra Trim and Doors.

Front Suite Doors

The Corporation is responsible for the upkeep of the outside surface of the suite doors. The building has been engineered to have fresh air provided from the halls. Therefore, do not install weather-stripping on the entrance door. The reason for the gap all around the door is to allow the hallway pressurization system to push fresh tempered air into the suite to make up for air removed by the exhaust fans, and to keep cooking odours from entering the corridors. 

Floors

  • Use felt protectors on chairs, tables, etc., and anything else that may move over your concrete or wooden floor. Use Area rugs. 
  • Don’t walk on your concrete and/or wooden floors with “stiletto-style” heels,
  • Use a dolly when moving heavy appliances or furniture. Never slide or roll heavy objects across the floor.  

Concrete Flooring Contractor

Finish Line Concrete Therapy

Ducts

Ducts in the unit are the responsibility of the owner.

Duct Cleaning

Ontario Duct Cleaning

Wentworth Standard Condominium Corporation 381 accepts no liability for the content of this document, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.

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