Residents are permitted to
perform minor quarters improvement projects provided they obtain
permission from the Facilities Branch of the Housing Office.
Residents may paint and stencil walls and ceilings, but it is
recommended that all paint should be obtained at the Self-Help Issue
Point (SHIP) in your local military community. Paint not
obtained at the SHIP should be limited to light pastel shades that
would easily be covered by one coat of white paint as failure to use
the approved paint from the SHIP may result in the resident having to
repaint the quarters. Likewise, wall borders may be applied;
however, occupants are required to remove the borders and any residual
adhesive before clearing quarters. Failure to adequately remove
the border/adhesive may result in the occupant being charged for costs
associated with contract maintenance.
In order to
minimize the time that maintenance workers spend on minor projects and
allow them to focus their efforts on those jobs needing professional
skill, community members are required to participate in the self-help
program. Some examples of projects that have been designated as
mandatory do-it-yourself jobs include:
CARPENTRY: Tightening hinges on doors and cabinets, repairing drawer
slides, securing handles on cabinets and closets, replacing or
tightening towel bars, racks, soap dish holders, toilet paper
dispensers, and door stops.
PLUMBING: Replacing showerheads, faucet aerators, sink stoppers,
faucet handles, faucet washers, drainage traps, drain plugs and
ELECTRICAL: Replacing light globes adn covers, switch plates, and
outlet covers, and ensuring all light fixtures have working bulbs.
GENERAL: Replacing toilet seats, bathroom mirrors, refrigerator and
stove drip pans, and range hood filters.
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CLAIMS FOR LOSS/DAMAGE TO HOUSEHOLD GOODS/BAGGAGE