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When To Call Maintenance In Your Fishers Apartment

It doesn’t matter if 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?

Of Course, significant problems, like heating and electrical trouble, are a no-brainer, but what about the smaller stuff? Is there a need to call in burned-out lighting or frayed carpeting? Is it smart to try and repair issues yourself? 

Contact Maintenance For Your Fishers Apartment When These Issues Arise

Minor bathroom sink repair.

If you come across a considerable concern – primarily those of a structural nature -- it's usually covered as part of your tenant agreement. The following are common issues a renter might encounter:

  • Leaking and water damage: If you see water entering from the roof or you experience a malfunctioning toilet or fridge leading to water damage in your apartment, contact the maintenance staff promptly.

  • HVAC problems: If your air conditioning stops blowing, or your furnace fails, it’s time to make the call. Even during comfortable weather, your HVAC 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 furry friend. But if you encounter any infiltrating insects and pests -- like ants, mice, or wasps – you will likely need your apartment manager to contact an exterminator.

  • Broken appliances: 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 items you own – a toaster, microwave, washer/dryer – 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 should be replaced. Windows should also open, close, and lock as expected.

  • Wall and flooring concerns: If you find drywall damage or a flooring concern, contact the maintenance team. Frayed carpet might need replacing, especially if it exposes a carpet tack.


What Should You Fix Yourself?

Furnace filter being changed.

Not every situation merits a call to maintenance. While some rental companies provide assistance with various light tasks like replacing filters, it may not always be convenient to arrange for a maintenance request for smaller issues. These are some common issues that you can handle:
  • Replacing Light bulbs: When lights burn out, they can be switched out when you have time. But keep in mind, if your light appears to burn through new lightbulbs, you may want maintenance to find out if you have an issue with your electricity. Be sure to investigate if maintenance supplies light bulbs in the event they need to be replaced as specific types are sometimes used.

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

  • HVAC filters: Unless documented in your renter’s agreement, you're in charge of replacing the furnace filter. Failing to do so will restrict airflow and impact your apartment’s comfort. If the filter is opaque, it's time for a change. Your maintenance team may provide or change filters for you, so be sure to ask.

  • Regular Cleaning: Unfortunately, cleaning your Fishers apartment is your responsibility. That goes for both your interior rooms and outdoor patio or balcony areas.


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

A call to maintenance is easy when your rental property hires friendly, knowledgeable staff. Thankfully, you can find a great place with great people at The District at Saxony Apartment Homes. Just call our leasing agents at 317-576-3057 to schedule a tour today!
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