Repairs and home improvements

Repairs and home improvements

Repairs to the home

Home repairs (not home improvement projects) are your responsibility and do not require preapproval. If it is a major repair, or one that may require accessing your Custodial Savings Account funds, please contact your RMHF representative.

Home improvement projects

Before you begin any improvement project on your RMHF home, please review our preapproved project list to determine if RMHF approval is needed. If your project is not on the preapproved list, you must receive written authorization from RMHF prior to beginning any work.

RMHF preapproved home improvement projects

If your project can be found on the following list, it does not require RMHF approval. If your project is not on this list, you must receive written authorization from RMHF prior to beginning any work.

Electrical

  • Changing face plates
  • Replacing switches
  • Replacing outlets

Fixtures

  • Replacing small bathroom/kitchen fixtures (faucet, towel bars, shower heads, etc.)

Larger installations require RMHF approval (e.g. installing a new toilet or vanity)

Landscaping

  • Planting flower beds
  • Small garden boxes
  • Mulch, wood chips, other easily removed/replaced decorative items

Lighting

  • Replacing light bulbs
  • Changing existing light fixture

Installing new lighting fixtures requires RMHF approval

Painting

  • Repainting a previously painted surface

Painting a surface that has not previously been painted requires RMHF approval (e.g. painting bricks/brickwork)

Walls/Window frames

  • Repainting
  • Small nails/other mounts (to hang pictures, etc.)
  • Decorations

Flooring

  • All flooring changes require RMHF approval (adding/removing carpet, refinishing floors, installing any type of flooring, etc.)
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