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When To Call Maintenance In Your Indianapolis Apartment

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

Without question, significant problems, like roof leaks and heating, are a no-brainer, but what about minor issues? Is there a need to call in burnt-out lights or fraying carpet? And should you attempt to fix things yourself? 

Call Maintenance For Your Indianapolis Apartment If You See These Issues

Minor bathroom sink repair.

When you discover a major problem – especially one that's structural -- it's commonly covered per your tenant agreement. Here are the most frequently seen difficulties a renter might encounter:

  • Water damage and leaks: When you find a leak from the apartment above or you encounter a toilet overflow or faulty appliance that causes water damage in your apartment, contact the maintenance staff immediately.

  • Furnace and AC problems: If your AC no longer cools, or your heat won't turn on, go ahead and call maintenance. Even during comfortable weather, your HVAC should still work correctly.

  • Plumbing leaks and clogs: When the toilet is clogged, your first step is to use a plunger. If your efforts fail, contact maintenance. Also, open a ticket for dripping sinks or shower fixtures.

  • Bugs: Some pests can get into your apartment by clinging to your shoes or your pet's coat. But if you have issues with any persistent pests -- like ants, mice, or wasps – it's the perfect time for your maintenance staff to contact pest control professionals.

  • Broken appliances: If your refrigerator has lost its cool or your stovetop fails to heat up, you should contact maintenance. All appliances that came with your apartment should be covered, but anything you brought with you – a microwave, toaster oven, mini fridge – is up to you to repair or replace.

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

  • Wall and flooring concerns: If there is damage to a wall or a potentially dangerous flooring concern, reach out to maintenance. Frayed 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 offer aid with a range of small jobs like lightbulb replacement, it’s often less convenient to have to schedule a maintenance request for minor jobs. Here are some common issues that you could do yourself:
  • Light bulbs: When light bulbs fail, they could easily be exchanged when you have time. But keep in mind, if your light frequently goes through new lightbulbs, you may want the management staff to see if you have electrical problems. Make sure to ask if maintenance provides light bulbs when they need to be replaced as special bulbs are sometimes used.

  • Clogged pipes and toilets: If the toilet stops flushing properly, first try a plunger. Likewise, you may need some Liquid-Plumr to get the clog from the drain. If a plunger won’t resolve the problem, touch base with maintenance to prevent damage to the pipes.

  • Air filters: Unless specified in the rental contract, you're in charge of replacing the furnace filter. A dirty filter will limit airflow and make your rooms uncomfortable. If you no longer see light through the filter, it's time for a new one. Your maintenance technicians may provide or change filters for you, so make sure you find out.

  • Keep it Clean: Sad to say, cleaning your Indianapolis apartment is a job for you. Keep in mind you should clean your inside and outside patio areas.

 

Contact The Line-Urban Flats on the Monon To Book Your Apartment Tour

 
Calling maintenance is a cinch when your apartment community has prompt and courteous professionals. Luckily, you can live in a fantastic place with exceptional people at The Line-Urban Flats on the Monon. Contact our property team at (317) 659-6620 to schedule a tour today!
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