Tips & Advice

We would like to give you a few tips on how to best care of your accommodation.

Doors

A drop of lubricating or lock oil usually helps if you have problems with sticky or squeaking hinge. Do NOT use oil in your lock of your front door.

Window

Please contact your landlord if your windows need to be sealed.

Floors

Avoid scratches and marks on the floors by keeping floors free from sand and dirt. The floors can be protected by inserting sliding knobs or felt pads under the legs of chairs, tables and beds.  There are also special protective tiles and wheels that can be attached to very heavy furniture. Protect the floor when moving heavy furniture. Make sure the floor is clean, put a blanket or a rug under the furniture, and slide the piece of furniture in front of you.

Kitchen tops

The kitchen tops are made ​​of laminate plastic. Do not place hot pots or frying pans on the kitchen top. The worktops are not intended to be used as cutting boards.

Cupboards and wardrobes

Cupboards and wardrobes are made of different materials depending on the manufacturer and their durability varies somewhat. Doors and fittings should not be overloaded.

Walls

Do not place the bed against the wall.  Grease from hair will stain the wallpaper and paint behind the bed. Use a headboard or leave a gap between the bed and the wall.
Sofas and arm chairs rubs holes in the wall behind.  Every time someone sits down on the sofa or the chair, it slides backwards a few centimetres and rub against the wall. Put a few bits of wood on the floor behind the armchairs and sofas to prevent them reaching the wall.
Computer desk also move backwards when you write or plat computer games. Prevent damage to the wall by putting a few standard felt pads on the back of the desk.

Common advice

Please avoid drilling holes in walls and ceilings if not necessary. There are, in our apartments, finished wall rails Elfa where you, for example can be attached picture hooks and shelfs. You can find parts for the wall rails in a well sorted hardware store or buy online. Search for elfa.se.
Proceed as discrete holes as possible if you have to drill into the wall – be sure to use the right tool for the type of wall and objects. Contact your house host if you are unsure which material your wall is made of.
Remember that many holes in valls and ceilings may be counted as excessive wear and charged to you.
Avoid power lines. Be careful not drilling through electrical wiring or water pipes. Avoid making holes directly below or above the switchboard, switches and sockets.
It is not allowed to drill in the tiles in the bathroom or in the kitchen. Instead use hangers with “suction cup”.

Ventilation and mold

It is important that you do not close or cover the vents for ventilation in the apartment. Closing the vents can result in poor air, cold och hot apartment for example.

Kitchen appliances

Operating instructions

You will find manuals for refrigerator, freezer, microwave and stove, on our website.

Refrigerator

Keep the right temperature. The recommended temperature of your fridge is between 4 ° and 8 ° C. The freezer should be kept between -18 ° to -20 ° C.

Freezer

Defrosting fridge and freezer regularly makes the temperature more even and life expectancy increases. Thick layer of ice will increase power consumption. Never attempt to hack off the ice, which can damage the appliance.
When you are defrosting your freezer, make sure to protect the cabinet interior and floor of the large volumes of water formed when the ice melts.  If there is water damage on the cabinet interior or floor, you will be charged.

Blockage in the toilet

It is important not to flush everything down in the toilet!  Do not flush:

  • Diapers, sanitary napkins, panty liners, tops, cotton, kitchen towels or paper towels.
  • It is not allowed to throw materials or liquids such as paint, solvents, paint thinner, nail polish and acetone.

If you get blockage in the drain because of what you flush down, you will be charged.