Emergency Repair Tips

This guide is intended to help you in the event that there is an emergency maintenance need in your Fort Collins rental home. The links to maintenance tips and tricks offered below are related to the most common type of repair calls we receive for our rental listings. Of course, we always encourage you to call us at (970) 221-2300, prompt #3, for emergency service calls.

CO and Smoke Detectors

When you hear the high-pitch beeping of your smoke or CO detector, it’s very important to take the appropriate steps right away. While these alarms may seem like a nuisance, they are in your home to alert you of a potentially dangerous and deadly situation. Whatever you do, do not ignore them or disconnect the batteries! Read on to learn more about smoke and CO detector maintenance tips and manufacturer guidelines.

Water Flowing into Crawl Space

If you discover water in the crawl space of your rental home, don’t panic! For important information related to shutting off the water supply to the home, click here.

Hot Water Heater Concerns

When the hot water heater in your home is not working properly, everything from laundry and showering to cleaning dishes becomes a challenge. The cause for your hot water heater not functioning properly could be related to a leak or blown pilot light. Check out our tips on hot water heater maintenance and repair.

Toilet Maintenance Concerns

An improperly maintained toilet can cause extensive damage to a home. As the tenant in your home, we rely on you to let us know when there’s a maintenance concern related to your property. If you notice your toilet is constantly running, leaking, or backed up, review the following tips and information and contact Middel Realty as soon as possible to report the issue.

Sink Problems

If you notice that your faucet is dripping or there is water in the cabinet below, please contact Middel Realty for a maintenance service call. In the meantime, turn off the water and review tips and information related to sink problems.

Broken Water Pipes

Water damage from a plumbing leak can cause severe damage to a house, as well as the adjoining units if in a condo or townhome. If you suspect a plumbing leak, please contact Middel Realty right away so that we can assess the severity of the leak and take appropriate measures.


Do you suspect that your dishwasher is not operating properly? Perhaps you’ve noticed a leak nearby? Check out these tips and information related to dishwasher concerns and then contact Middel Realty as soon as possible to alert us of the problem.

Air Conditioner

A properly functioning air conditioning unit is vital to ensuring your indoor comfort during the hot summer months. If you suspect that your air conditioner is experiencing problems, check out this information related to air conditioning concerns and contact Middel Realty.

Electrical Outlets

If you can’t seem to get power from the electrical outlets in your home, there may be a simple fix. For other electrical concerns, please contact Middel Realty so that we can assess the problem and call an electrician as needed. For your personal safety, do not attempt electrical repairs yourself.

Garbage Disposal

When your garbage disposal doesn’t operate as it should, you can be left with an overflowing sink and damaged plumbing. Check out these garbage disposal tips and tricks for some simple solutions. If the problem doesn’t resolve itself, please contact Middel Realty for assistance.


Have you noticed a problem with your refrigerator? Whether it’s not keeping your food cold or there is a leak from the water line, contact Middel Realty. While you’re waiting for our visit, there are a few steps you can take to try to remedy the problem and save your refrigerated and frozen goods.

Furnace Concerns

Winters can be brutally cold here in Colorado, and if you suspect that your furnace is not working right, it’s important to take action right away. Read on to learn some quick and easy DIY furnace maintenance tips. If the issue still isn’t resolved, please contact Middel Realty as soon as possible.