When To Call Maintenance In Your Broad Ripple Apartment 10/08/2020 Whether you rent a multiple-bedroom, one-bedroom, or studio apartment, chances are it won’t be long before you need something fixed. But, do you know when to call maintenance in your Broad Ripple apartment? Of Course, major issues, like HVAC and water leaks, need to be reported, but what about the smaller stuff? Is there a need to report burnt-out lights or fraying carpet? At what point should you fix things yourself? Call Maintenance For Your Broad Ripple Apartment If You See These Issues When you discover a considerable concern – particularly something structural -- it's usually covered as part of your rental agreement. Here are the most frequently seen difficulties you may find: Leaking and water damage: If you see water entering from the floor above you or you encounter an overflowing toilet or appliance that causes water damage, call for assistance promptly. HVAC problems: If your AC no longer cools, or your furnace stops heating, go ahead and call maintenance. Even if it's pleasant outside, your heating and cooling should be operational. Toilets, Sinks, and Showers: When the toilet is clogged, attempt to clear it with your plunger. If you have no luck, contact maintenance. You should also request service for sink or shower drips. Bugs: Some pests can get into your apartment by attaching to your your shoes or your pet. But if you encounter any troublesome critters -- like roaches, wasps, ants, or rodents – you will likely need your apartment manager to contact an exterminator. Appliance breakdowns: If your freezer won't cool or your stove no longer heats, it's time to call maintenance. All appliances that came with your apartment should be covered, but smaller appliances you brought in – a toaster, microwave, washer/dryer – is up to you to repair or replace. Window and door dilemmas: Your front and patio doors must lock and close appropriately. If swelling, water, or basic wear-and-tear prevents them from easily functioning, they require replacement. Windows should also open, close, and lock as expected. Drywall, flooring, and other issues: If you find a hole in the wall or a chipped tile, contact the maintenance team. Worn or fraying carpet might need replacing, especially if it exposes a carpet tack. What Can You Repair? Not every situation warrants calling maintenance. Although some property management companies offer aid with lightbulbs, smoke detector batteries, and filters, it’s often less convenient to arrange for a maintenance request for smaller issues. These are some everyday undertakings that you could do yourself: Replacing Light bulbs: When light bulbs are burned out, they could easily be exchanged at your leisure. With that being said, if your light appears to burn through bulbs, you might ask the service team to check if you have an issue with your electricity. Make sure to investigate if maintenance will provide light bulbs in the event they need to be replaced as less common kinds are sometimes used. Clogged pipes and toilets: When your toilet won’t flush, first try a plunger. You might also require some drain cleaner to clear the hair from the pipe. If you need a drain snake, call maintenance to avoid pipe damage. HVAC filters: Unless noted in the rental contract, you're on the hook to replace the filter in your HVAC system. Not switching it out will restrict airflow and negatively impact your HVAC performance. If the filter is opaque, it's time for a new one. The maintenance staff may be willing to replace filters for you, so make sure you find out. Keep it Clean: Regrettably, cleaning your Broad Ripple apartment is up to you. Keep in mind you should clean your interior and exterior patio space. Call Park 66 Flats To Schedule An Apartment Tour Calling maintenance is a cinch when your apartment community employs prompt and courteous professionals. Luckily, you can live in a fantastic place with fantastic people at Park 66 Flats. Contact our leasing office at 317-820-2209 to schedule a tour today!