6522 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland CA 94609
Phone : 510 594 0794
Fax : 510 594 3140
Maintenance Request Fix-It Tips


Before submitting a maintenance request, please browse through our list of common maintenance problems. By following these simple solutions, you may be able to resolve your issue quickly, without the need of our maintenance crew. Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.

If you don't find your maintenance problem on our list or performed the recommend fix and found that it did not solve your problem, please proceed to our maintenance request link at the the bottom of this page.





Smoke detector is beeping Install a new fresh battery.
No Electricity or Gas Service Contact PG&E at 1.800.743.5000 to determine if there are any outages in the area.
Low water pressure at the faucet Or Shower Head The aerator may be clogged. Twist off the end of the aerator (the tip of the faucet where the water comes out), clean it or tap it gently to remove particles and reinstall by screwing it back.
Drain clogged Hair and debris can often be removed from the drain stopper. The drain stopper piece can be removed and reinstalled quite easily. Use plunger to clear drain. DO NOT USE LIQUID PLUMBER
Light fixture not working Replace the bulb. Locate and check the breaker box to see if a breaker is tripped. Reset the breaker.
Electrical outlet not working Locate and check the breaker box to see if a breaker is tripped. Make sure you do not have too much load on any circuit. Example (space heater and hair dryer) If the problem is an outlet located at the kitchen or bath, check the GFCI reset switch.
Toilet back up Please put only organic products down the toilet. Purchase a plunger and use accordingly.
Toilet keeps running Try jiggling the handle. Open the tank lid and see if the chain or flapper is stuck in the open position. Adjust to close.
Garbage disposer Turn switch off. There is a reset button on the bottom of the disposer and a place to insert an Allen Wrench to turn manually.
Heater not working Check for the Battery in the thermostat. Check the pilot light. If it is not lit or it is the first use of the season call PG&E at 1.800.743.5000 for a free Safety Inspection.  
Ants & Other Insects Ant and other Insect infestation is predominantly a resident’s responsibility to resolve. Keep areas clean and dry. Install ant/insect traps in locations where pests are present. If the problem, persists please submit a request.
Dryer taking too long to dry the clothes Clean the lint trap before and after each use.
Lost Keys Replacement keys can be obtained from the management office during business hours. If keys are lost during off hours, you may try calling your resident manger, or call and pay for a locksmith
Key Is Hard To Turn in Lock Add a small amount of oil on to the key or in the lock. WD-40 or Cooking oil will work.
Light gas smell at kitchen Pilot lights may be out on the stove. Relight pilot.
Heavy gas smell Locate gas shut off valve and turn off. Open all the windows to air out the apartment. Call PGE Immediately for an emergency repair. Please also contact our office to let us know.
Fridge not cooling properly Over filling the freezer often causes this problem. Remove some items from the freezer and check control settings.
Dishwasher not cleaning dishes well It is possible that the hot water is not getting to the Dishwasher quick enough. So, run the hot water at the kitchen faucet for one minute before starting the dishwasher
Foam Bubbling from the Dishwasher Often times this occurs because a resident doesn’t use the proper dishwashing detergent. Try running the dishwasher a few time to see if it goes away.
Hardware Loose Use screw driver to tighten loose screws.

Online Maintenance Request


For Health & Safety
Emergencies, Dial 911

Gas Leaks or Power Outages,
Contact PG&E at 1.800.743.5000

To Report a Water Emergency,
Contact EBMUD at 1.866.403.2683

Berkeley Police: 510.981.5900
Oakland Police: 510.777.3333

AFTER HOURS URGENT MAINTENANCE EMERGENCIES  (That absolutely CANNOT wait until the next business day.) Submit an online maintenance request and then contact:

Your Resident Manager if you have one or:

Plumbing Emergencies Including: (Major leaks & Drain Backups)

Pro Rooter (510) 755-0147
Mr. Rooter (510) 843-6378

Other Emergency Issues:
Richard Flores (510) 755-0187
Oscar Escareno (510) 599-1440

If you are unable to reach anyone and are still in need of afterhours service, please call the maintenance coordinator at (510) 671-0499.


Elevator Problems - All American Elevator 877 653-5123

Fire Alarm Problems, call the Fire Department at 911
Then call Security Engineers - 1800 540-2140

For Faster Service on Machines Leased From WASH Laundry 1800-421-6897

After Hours Lock Out Key Service is Not Available. 

If you have misplaced your keys or locked yourself out, please come by our office during normal business hours to pick up a copy of the key. If you need access outside of normal business hours (Monday – Friday 9 am - 5 pm) you will need to hire, at your own expense, a locksmith to open the door.

Berkeley City Services: 510.981.CITY

Customer Service, Missed Trash Pick-up or To Schedule a Bulky Pick-up: 510.981.7270

Recycling Ecology Center: 510.548.2220. 

 Oakland City Services

Waste Management (Trash & Recycling): 510.537.5500