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When To Call Maintenance In Your Fishers Apartment

If you rent a studio apartment, one-bedroom unit, or a larger apartment, chances are it won’t be long before you need something fixed. But, how do you know when to call maintenance in your Fishers apartment?

Of Course, significant problems, like roof leaks and heating, justify a call, but what about the smaller stuff? Do you also request service for lighting outages or carpet damage? And should you attempt to fix things yourself? 

Request Service For Your Fishers Apartment When Faced With These Problems

Minor bathroom sink repair.

When you discover a significant issue – particularly something structural -- it's typically included in your rental agreement. Here’s a list of ordinary complications a renter might encounter:

  • Leaks and water infiltration: If you see a leak from the roof or you have a toilet overflow or faulty appliance that causes water damage in your apartment, contact the maintenance staff without hesitation.

  • HVAC problems: If your AC no longer cools, or your furnace fails, go ahead and call maintenance. Even during comfortable weather, your HVAC should still work correctly.

  • Toilets, Sinks, and Showers: If you have a clogged toilet, attempt to clear it with your plunger. If you have no luck, call for help. You should also request service for sink or shower drips.

  • Bugs: In many cases, pests get in by attaching to your your shoes or your pet. But if you notice any troublesome critters -- like cockroaches, mice, or ants – it’s likely time for your apartment manager to send out a pest control expert.

  • Broken appliances: If your freezer won't cool or your stovetop fails to heat up, you need to make the call. Major appliances that were there when you moved in should be covered, but anything you brought with you – a coffee machine, microwave, mini fridge – is your responsibility.

  • Door and window damage: All exterior doors must lock and close appropriately. If damage or swelling stops them from closing easily, they need to be replaced for safety reasons. Windows should have the same expectations.

  • Drywall, flooring, and other issues: If you spot a hole in the wall or a chipped tile, contact the maintenance team. Fraying or torn carpet may need to be replaced, particularly if a tack is exposed.


What Jobs Should You Do?

Furnace filter being changed.

Not every situation merits calling maintenance. Despite the fact that some property management companies are willing to help with lightbulbs, smoke detector batteries, and filters, it may not always be convenient to adjust your schedule for a service for low-stress tasks. The following are some common issues that could take a DIY approach:
  • Replacing Light bulbs: When lights burn out, they could conveniently be replaced when you have time. However, if your light appears to burn through new lightbulbs, you might ask the service team to find out if you have electrical problems. It’s smart to inquire if maintenance will provide light bulbs when they need to be changed as less common kinds are at times required.

  • Clogged toilets and drains: If your toilet is clogged, your first step is a plunger. It’s also smart to have some drain cleaner to get the clog from the drain. If you need a drain snake, touch base with maintenance to stay away from damage to the pipes.

  • Furnace filters: Unless noted in your renter’s agreement, you're responsible for replacing the filter in your HVAC system. Not switching it out will limit airflow and negatively impact your HVAC performance. If you can't see through the filter, it's time for a change. The maintenance staff may be willing to replace filters for you, so be sure to ask.

  • Cleaning: Unfortunately, cleaning your Fishers apartment is a job for you. Keep in mind you should clean your inside and outside patio areas.


Contact The Hamilton Luxury Apartment Homes To Request Your Apartment Tour

A call to maintenance is a breeze when your apartment community hires skilled and friendly staff. Luckily, you can live in a fantastic place with exceptional people at The Hamilton Luxury Apartment Homes. Just call our property team at 317-900-4375 to schedule a tour today!
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