A couple renting a home in Spanaway from Pierce County’s largest landlord will receive a visit from a regional maintenance supervisor after problems with the home were featured Tuesday in The News Tribune.
Denise Bieberstein said Tuesday that the maintenance director for the Seattle region of Invitation Homes called to set up an appointment this week. Bieberstein and her husband, Roger, have been asking for more than a year for the company to help them figure out why their home is so cold and their electric bill is so high.
The couple believe the single-pane aluminum frame windows are the biggest culprit, along with inadequate insulation. But they can’t rule out furnace problems, either.
The maintenance supervisor told Bieberstein he planned to bring professionals with him to evaluate the furnace, she said.
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The couple still are considering whether they will move out.
“Today Roger said, ‘I am tired of having to wear my hoodie in my house. It depresses me,’ ” Denise Bieberstein said. “He goes to work in the cold and he comes home in the cold. He can’t get warm.”