When To Call Maintenance In Your Carmel Apartment 10/08/2020 Whether you rent a studio apartment, one-bedroom unit, or a larger apartment, it may be less time than you think before you need a repair done. But, do you know when to call maintenance in your Carmel apartment? Without question, major issues, like roof leaks and heating, justify a call, but what about the smaller stuff? Is there a need to call in lighting outages or carpet damage? And should you attempt to repair issues yourself? Call Maintenance For Your Carmel Apartment When Faced With These Problems If you find a major problem – particularly something structural -- it's typically included in your rental agreement. The following are frequently seen difficulties a renter might encounter: Leaking and water damage: When you find water coming in from the roof or you encounter a malfunctioning toilet or fridge leading to water damage, contact the maintenance staff immediately. HVAC problems: If your air conditioning stops blowing, or your furnace fails, it’s time to make the call. Even if it's pleasant outside, your HVAC should still work correctly. Faulty plumbing: If you have a clogged toilet, attempt to clear it with your plunger. If you have no luck, then give maintenance a call. You should also request service for sink or shower drips. Bugs: It’s common for pests to enter your apartment by hitching a ride on your shoes or your furry friend. But if you encounter any infiltrating insects and pests -- like ants, mice, or wasps – it’s likely time for your maintenance staff to send out a pest control expert. Appliance malfunctions: If your freezer won't cool or your stove no longer heats, you need to make the call. Major appliances that were there when you moved in are usually covered, but anything you brought with you – a coffee machine, microwave, mini fridge – is under your control. Door and window damage: All exterior doors should close and lock properly. If water infiltration or damage from misuse prevents them from easily functioning, they should be replaced. Windows should also open, close, and lock as expected. Drywall, flooring, and other issues: If you spot damage to a wall or a potentially dangerous flooring concern, reach out to maintenance. Worn or fraying carpet might require replacement, specifically if a tack is visible. What Jobs Should You Do? Not every problem necessitates calling maintenance. Despite the fact that some property management companies provide assistance with a range of small jobs like lightbulb replacement, it may not always be convenient to adjust your schedule for a maintenance for smaller issues. These are some everyday undertakings that could take a DIY approach: Lighting: When light bulbs are burned out, they could easily be replaced at your leisure. But keep in mind, if your light fixture seems to churn through light bulbs, you should reach out to maintenance to see if you have an issue with your electricity. It’s smart to inquire if maintenance provides light bulbs if they need changing as special bulbs are sometimes used. Clogged pipes and toilets: If your toilet is clogged, first try a plunger. You might also require some drain cleaning product to remove the stoppage out of the drain. For snaking or leaks, contact the service staff to avoid pipe damage. HVAC filters: Unless documented in your renter’s agreement, you're on the hook to replace the furnace filter. Not switching it out will restrict airflow and impact your apartment’s comfort. If the filter is opaque, it's time for a replacement. Your maintenance team may provide or change filters for you, so be sure to ask. Regular Cleaning: Unfortunately, cleaning your Carmel apartment is up to you. That goes for both your inside and outside patio areas. Contact North Haven Apartments To Schedule An Apartment Tour A call to maintenance is easy when your apartment complex hires skilled and friendly staff. Thankfully, you can live in a fantastic place with fantastic people at North Haven Apartments. Just call our property team at 317-350-1875 to schedule a tour today!