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When To Call Maintenance In Your Fishers Apartment

October 08, 2020

Apartment building in Fishers 

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?

Sure, significant problems, like heating and electrical trouble, justify a call, but what about the smaller stuff? Is there a need to report burnt-out lights or fraying carpet? And should you attempt to fix items yourself? 

Contact Maintenance For Your Fishers Apartment When These Issues Arise

Minor bathroom sink repair.

When you discover a considerable concern – primarily those of a structural nature -- it's typically included in your tenant agreement. Here are the most frequently seen difficulties a renter might encounter:

  • Leaking and water damage: When you find water coming in from the roof or you have a malfunctioning toilet or fridge that causes water damage within your unit, contact the maintenance staff immediately.

  • Heating and cooling problems: If your AC no longer cools, or your furnace fails, go ahead and call maintenance. Even during comfortable weather, your AC and furnace should be operational.

  • Plumbing leaks and clogs: When the toilet is clogged, attempt to clear it with your plunger. If your efforts fail, then give maintenance a call. Also, open a ticket for those persistent kitchen, bathroom or shower drips.

  • Insects and unwanted guests: In many cases, pests get in by clinging to your clothing or your pet. But if you encounter any infiltrating insects and pests -- like ants, mice, or wasps – you will likely need your apartment manager to send out a pest control expert.

  • Appliance malfunctions: If your fridge no longer cools or your stovetop fails to heat up, you need to make the call. All appliances that came with your apartment should be covered, but anything you brought with you – a microwave, toaster oven, mini fridge – is your responsibility.

  • Door and window damage: Your front and patio doors should function as intended. If swelling, water, or basic wear-and-tear keeps them from shutting with minimal effort, they require replacement. The same goes for windows.

  • Wall and flooring concerns: If you find a hole in the wall or a chipped tile, contact the maintenance team. Frayed carpet may need to be replaced, especially if it exposes a carpet tack.


What Should You Fix Yourself?

Furnace filter being changed.

Not every situation warrants a call to maintenance. Although some rental companies offer aid with lightbulbs, smoke detector batteries, and filters, it’s not always convenient to have to schedule a maintenance request for smaller issues. These are some common issues that you can handle:
  • Replacing Light bulbs: When lights burn out, they could easily be replaced at your leisure. But keep in mind, if your light fixture appears to burn through new lightbulbs, you may want the service team to find out if you have an issue with your electricity. Make sure to investigate if maintenance supplies light bulbs if they need to be replaced as special bulbs are at times required.

  • Toilet and drain clogs: When your toilet won’t flush, use a plunger first. It’s also smart to have some Liquid-Plumr to remove the clog from the drain. For snaking or leaks, call maintenance to stay away from damage to the pipes.

  • HVAC filters: Unless documented in your renter’s agreement, you're in charge of replacing the HVAC air filter. Failing to do so will restrict airflow and make your rooms uncomfortable. If the filter is opaque, it's time for a change. The maintenance staff may supply and replace filters for you, so be sure to ask.

  • Regular Cleaning: Unfortunately, cleaning your Fishers apartment is up to you. And that includes your interior rooms and outdoor patio or balcony areas.


Call The District at Saxony Apartment Homes To Schedule An Apartment Tour 

A maintenance call is easy when your apartment community has friendly, knowledgeable staff. Luckily, you can find a great place with exceptional people at The District at Saxony Apartment Homes. Just call our leasing agents at 317-576-3057 to get started today!