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When To Call Maintenance In Your Fishers Apartment

Whether you rent a studio apartment, one-bedroom unit, or a larger apartment, chances are it won’t be long before you require a repair. 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 repair issues 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: If you see a leak from the roof or you encounter a malfunctioning toilet or fridge that may cause water damage, contact the maintenance staff without hesitation.

  • Heating and cooling 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, attempt to clear it with your plunger. If that doesn't work, then give maintenance a call. Also, open a ticket for dripping sinks or shower fixtures.

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

  • Broken appliances: If your fridge no longer cools or your oven burner refuses to work, you should contact maintenance. Major appliances that were there when you moved in are typically covered, but anything you brought with you – a coffee machine, microwave, mini fridge – is your responsibility.

  • Faulty doors or windows: All exterior doors should close and lock properly. If swelling, water, or basic wear-and-tear prevents them from closing easily, they require replacement. Windows should also open, close, and lock as expected.

  • Wall and flooring concerns: If there is 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 Should You Fix Yourself?

Furnace filter being changed.

Not every problem necessitates a call for help. While some property managers 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 common issues that could take a DIY approach:
  • Lighting: When lights burn out, they could conveniently be replaced whenever you are able. But keep in mind, if your light 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 changing as special bulbs are at times required.

  • Toilet and drain clogs: If the toilet stops flushing properly, use a plunger first. You might also require some Liquid-Plumr to clear the hair out of the drain. For snaking or leaks, touch base with maintenance to prevent pipe damage.

  • Air filters: Unless specified in your contract, you're on the hook to replace the HVAC air filter. Not switching it out will restrict airflow and negatively impact your HVAC performance. If you can't see through the filter, it's time for a change. Your maintenance technicians may supply and replace filters for you, so make sure you find out.

  • Cleaning: Regrettably, cleaning your Fishers apartment is your responsibility. And that includes your interior and exterior patio space.


Contact The Flats at Switch To Book Your Apartment Tour

A call to maintenance is easy when your rental property employs friendly, knowledgeable staff. Luckily, you can get the perfect rental with exceptional people at The Flats at Switch. Simply reach out to our leasing agents at 317-597-5275 to request a tour today!
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