Kidde Model # KN-COSM-IB Combination CO2/Smoke Detector

kidde_kn-cosm-ibIf you have the Kidde brand of smoke/CO2 detector in your apartment, it will look like the image on the left.  The battery compartment will be in the back of the unit and it requires a 9V Battery. If the detector is making a single beep or “chirp” every 30 seconds, then you need to disconnect the detector from the ac wiring by gently squeezing the white tab inward with two fingers and pulling it out.  You then will need to remove the old 9V Battery and put a new one in.  Please note: If you did not hear the voice that stated “Low Battery”, or if you put a new battery in and the detector still beeps, then you need to reset the detector.  You can reset the detector by following these simple steps:

  • Remove the detector from its mounting bracket and the ac wiring by gently squeezing the white tab inward with two fingers and pulling it out from the detector.
  • Remove the 9V Battery.  Discard the battery if it is old.
  • With the battery removed, press and hold the test button for 15-20 seconds.
  • Place a brand new, never used (important) 9V battery in the detector and plug in the 3 prong white tab connector from the wall to the detector.
  • When the power is restored, the detector should chirp and run through a test cycle. After that is complete, the detector will be reset and you should not hear any more beeping or chirping.

A good rule of thumb and industry standard is to change the batteries in your smoke detector every 6 months.  The new battery should last for about 1 year and the manufacturer recommended battery brand is Duracell. For more information, the instruction manual can be downloaded by this link:  Kidde Manual

First Alert Model # SC9120B Combination C02/Smoke Detector

firstalert_sc9120b If your apartment has the First Alert brand of smoke/CO2 detector, the battery compartment can easily be accessed by the front of the detector.  These units will also require a 9V Battery.

The instruction manual can be downloaded by this link:  First Alert Manual

If you changed the batteries and you are still having difficulty with the detector, please send in a maintenance request so we can get it taken care of right away.  Thank you.

Apartment Door Locks

Interior Apartment Door Locks

Your apartment door locks are manufactured by Schlage and they have proven themselves to be a great door lock.  You will not be given a key for your enhanced security as keys can easily be duplicated.  Please click the play button in the above video to learn how to operate your Schlage door lock.

You can easily tell if your battery is getting low when the lock flashes red three times, then flashes green and a slight delay before the door unlocks (It is clearly shown in the video starting at 3:01).  When you see these signs, please contact the office right away and we will replace your battery.

If you see a flashing red Schlage button on your lock even if no codes have been entered, your battery is critically low and will not operate the door lock.

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If you want a specific flavor, just use the contact us form and in the comments sections tell us which soda you would like to see added.  Thank you.

HE-Logo2We recommend using only high efficiency (he) laundry detergent for our front loading washing machines. Only 1/3 of a cup of laundry detergent is needed due to the low volume of water in the machine.  If you add any more laundry detergent than necessary, you run the risk of producing to many suds which cannot be drained away and water may be left in the machine.

Q.  Why should I use only HE detergents in my HE washer?

A.  HE washers are designed to save water and energy resources. To achieve these savings, HE washers are designed differently than traditional washers — for example, they use less water than traditional washers.

At lower water levels, cleaning problems can occur if detergents create too many suds or if soils from the laundry can’t be completely rinsed out of both the laundry and the washer. Thus, detergents for HE washers need to be lower sudsing than regular detergents to provide good cleaning and thorough rinsing.

Detergent and washing machine manufacturers formulate and design their HE detergents and washers to work together as one effective cleaning system that gives you optimum cleaning performance while saving water and energy resources.

Q. What can happen if I don’t use an HE detergent in my HE washer?

A. Using a regular detergent in an HE washer can create too many suds. These suds can interfere with the washer’s washing/tumbling action by “cushioning” the laundry, thus reducing soil and stain removal performance and rinsing efficiency. These suds can also cause water and/or suds to overflow from the machine.

Excess suds can also cause the washer’s pump to overheat or to add more water — this in turn can lengthen the wash cycle, thus reducing water/energy savings.

These excess suds can also lead to residue buildup since they are not as easily rinsed away — and over time, they could lead to unpleasant odors, potential machine malfunctions or damage.

Q. If suds are the problem, can I just use a smaller amount of regular laundry detergent?

A. No. Using a lesser amount of regular detergent will not alleviate the sudsing problem — and in addition, could compromise cleaning performance.

That’s why HE detergents are recommended. They have a totally different formulation in order to clean your laundry effectively in low-water conditions.

 

 

First Steps

Please be careful when you are moving into your apartment to prevent either you or your mover(s) from damaging the exterior and/or interior doorways, hallways, and grounds of the building.

One of the first items should be setting up your electrical service with Austin Utilities.  This should be done before you move in.  You may always choose the date you want the meter to be placed in your name.  A link to Austin Utilities to set up your account is provided in your Lincoln online account.

Whenever you are moving in be sure as to not leave the exterior doors open unattended as birds, bugs, flies, or especially the cold in the winter months may enter into the building.  Also remember to park in your own parking space.

We realize that you have many questions relating to many different aspects of the building such as when the garbage dumpsters are emptied, building policies and procedures, as well as how to find copies of important documents such as your lease.  All of this and so much more can be found in your personal online account.  When you first move in you will be given a welcome email that will contain your username and temporary password.  That is your key to everything you ever might need or want to know about the building as well as online Maintenance Request access.  If you never received that email or if you just recently purchased a computer, you can sign up at any time for online access.  We know you have a choice in rental companies, and we thank you for renting from us.

movingProper Notice Requirements

Updated September 7, 2016

We are transitioning to a 60 day notice requirement.  As we update old leases, the requirement will change to a 60 day notice.

All residents must give a written notice of your intent to move.  You may either give us a signed written note or you may log in to your online account on this website.  If you choose to do an online Move Out Request, please click on the Moving Out details button and follow the instructions.

NOTICE:

AS STATED IN YOUR LEASE AGREEMENT, YOU MUST GIVE AT LEAST A 32 DAY OR 60 DAY NOTICE IN ORDER FOR YOUR NOTICE TO BE LEGALLY VALID. NO EXCEPTIONS.  THE NOTICE IS EFFECTIVE THE DAY IT IS RECEIVED BY US.

Please contact the office (437-4264) at least 5 business days prior to move-out, to schedule an appointment for the apartment inspection.

Thank you for allowing us to serve your housing needs and we wish you well.