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When To Call Maintenance In Your Fishers Apartment

October 08, 2020

Apartment building in Fishers 

Whether you rent a studio, one-bedroom, or multi-bedroom apartment, it's only a matter of time before you need something fixed. But, how do you know when to call maintenance in your Fishers apartment?

Without question, big concerns, like heating and electrical trouble, justify a call, but what about minor issues? Is there a need to request service for lighting outages or carpet damage? At what point should you fix items yourself? 

Contact Maintenance For Your Fishers Apartment When Faced With These Problems

Minor bathroom sink repair.

If you find a considerable concern – especially one that's structural -- it's commonly covered per your tenant agreement. Here’s a list of common issues you may find:

  • Leaks and water infiltration: When you find a leak from the apartment above or you encounter an overflowing toilet or appliance that may cause water damage, contact the maintenance staff without hesitation.

  • HVAC problems: If your AC no longer cools, or your furnace fails, contact your maintenance professional. Even if it's pleasant outside, your heating and cooling should be operational.

  • Faulty plumbing: When the toilet is clogged, try to plunge it yourself first. If you have no luck, then give maintenance a call. Also, open a ticket for sink or shower drips.

  • Pest control: It’s common for pests to enter your apartment by hitching a ride on your clothing or your pet's coat. But if you have issues with any persistent pests -- like roaches, wasps, ants, or rodents – it’s likely time for your apartment manager to send out a pest control expert.

  • Appliance malfunctions: If your fridge no longer cools or your stove no longer heats, it's time to call maintenance. 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 up to you to repair or replace.

  • Window and door dilemmas: Your front and patio doors must lock and close appropriately. If swelling, water, or basic wear-and-tear prevents them from shutting with minimal effort, they should be replaced. The same goes for windows.

  • Wall and flooring concerns: If you find drywall damage or a flooring concern, call maintenance for a repair. Worn or fraying carpet might require replacement, specifically if a tack is visible.


What Can You Repair?

Furnace filter being changed.

Not every issue necessitates a call for help. While some property management companies offer aid with a range of small jobs like lightbulb replacement, it’s often less convenient to have to schedule a maintenance request for smaller issues. Here are some routine chores that you could do yourself:
  • Lighting: When lights burn out, they could conveniently be replaced whenever you are able. However, if your light fixture frequently goes through light bulbs, you should reach out to the service team to check if you have an issue with your electricity. It’s smart to investigate if maintenance provides light bulbs when they need to be changed as specific types are sometimes used.

  • Clogged toilets and drains: If the toilet stops flushing properly, first try a plunger. Likewise, you may need some Liquid-Plumr to clear the clog out of the drain. If you need a drain snake, touch base with maintenance to prevent pipe damage.

  • Air filters: Unless noted in your contract, you're responsible for replacing the furnace filter. Failing to do so will restrict airflow and negatively impact your HVAC performance. If the filter is opaque, it's time for a replacement. Your maintenance technicians may supply and replace filters for you, so make sure you find out.

  • Keep it Clean: Regrettably, cleaning your Fishers apartment is up to you. That goes for both your interior and exterior patio space.


Contact The Flats at Switch To Schedule An Apartment Tour 

A call to maintenance is a cinch when your apartment community employs friendly, knowledgeable staff. Luckily, you can find a great place with exceptional people at The Flats at Switch. Simply reach out to our leasing agents at 317-597-5275 to request a tour today!