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Top 10 tidbits for housing residents

As COVID-19 restrictions evolve, the KMC Housing Office is dedicated to assisting you with friendly reminders to help with your home responsibilities.

These tidbits should assist you with caring for your home, whether you’re on or off-base.

On base

1. Remember not to hang anything from your in-home ceilings.

2. Please consider using the Self-Help Store at Ramstein and Vogelweh to ensure/maintain the quality and safety of your home.

3. If you have any issues within your residence that is beyond self-help, please call the Family Housing Maintenance (Vectrus). As residents, you are responsible for the cleanliness and everyday maintenance of your home to include changing light bulbs, replacing sink stoppers or shower hoses, cleaning stove burners and basic pest control.

4. Remember to trim your trees and bushes height 4-6ft. Keep your lawns mowed and presentable. If you see something, say something. Help make our community better.

Bonus on & off-base

5. Ventilate your house for a minimum of 30 minutes daily. Ventilating your home by opening windows helps household mold. Cross ventilation is necessary, so interior doors must be opened along with windows on opposing sides (door & window stops can prevent slammed openings).


6. Are you experiencing home maintenance challenges? You should immediately talk with your Landlord or call the KMC Housing Referral Office. Contact DSN 489-6643/Commercial 0631-536-6643.

7. We recommend that you perform (monthly) inspections of your home for routine maintenance issues. If maintenance conditions are identified, immediately bring them to the attention of your Landlord for repair/resolution.

8. Respect the off-base housing rules. Remember, German laws take precedence over U.S. laws while living in Germany.

9. If you have ceiling fans in your home, set the fans to rotate counter-clockwise in the summer. This method of blade rotation will push the warm air to the ceiling instead of in your direction.

10. For more information, please contact the following numbers listed below:
Housing Assistance Office: DSN 489-6643/Commercial: 0631-536-6671
Housing Referral Office: DSN 489-6643/Commercial: 0631-536-6643
Housing Facility Office: DSN 489-7108/Commercial: 0631-536-7108
Vectrus Housing Maintenance Commercial: 06371-4639510
Self-Help-Stores Commercial:
Ramstein 06371-4639520
Vogelweh 0631-41403433

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