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When To Call Maintenance In Your Fishers Apartment

It doesn’t matter if you rent a multiple-bedroom, one-bedroom, or studio apartment, it may be less time than you think before you need something fixed. But, are you sure you know when to call maintenance in your Fishers apartment?

Without question, big concerns, like heating and electrical trouble, justify a call, but what about minor issues? Is there a need to report burnt-out lights or fraying carpet? At what point should you repair issues yourself? 

Call Maintenance For Your Fishers Apartment When Faced With These Problems

Minor bathroom sink repair.

If you come across a considerable concern – particularly something structural -- it's commonly covered per your rental agreement. The following are frequently seen difficulties you might experience:

  • Leaks and water infiltration: If you discover water entering from the apartment above or you encounter an overflowing toilet or appliance that causes water damage, notify maintenance promptly.

  • Heating and cooling problems: In the event your air conditioner crashes, or your furnace stops heating, go ahead and call maintenance. Even when it’s nice out, 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 those persistent kitchen, bathroom or shower drips.

  • Pest control: In many cases, pests get in by attaching to your your clothing or your pet's coat. But if you encounter any troublesome critters -- like ants, mice, or wasps – it’s likely time for your property manager to contact an exterminator.

  • Broken appliances: If your fridge no longer cools or your stove no longer heats, you need to make the call. Appliances that are part of the apartment are typically covered, but items you own – a toaster, microwave, washer/dryer – is your responsibility.

  • Door and window damage: Your entry and sliding patio doors must lock and close appropriately. If swelling, water, or basic wear-and-tear prevents them from shutting with minimal effort, they require replacement. Windows should also open, close, and lock as expected.

  • Drywall or flooring issues: If you find drywall damage or a flooring concern, call maintenance for a repair. Fraying or torn carpet might need replacing, particularly if a tack is exposed.


What Jobs Should You Do?

Furnace filter being changed.

Not every problem warrants a call to maintenance. Despite the fact that some property management companies offer aid with lightbulbs, smoke detector batteries, and filters, it’s not always convenient to adjust your schedule for a maintenance for minor jobs. Here are some routine chores that you can handle:
  • Light bulbs: When lights burn out, they can be replaced whenever you are able. However, if your lighting installation seems to churn through new lightbulbs, you should reach out to the management staff to see if you have an issue with your electricity. Make sure to ask if maintenance supplies light bulbs when they need to be changed as less common kinds are sometimes used.

  • Clogged toilets and drains: If your toilet is clogged, your first step is a plunger. It’s also smart to have some Liquid-Plumr to get the hair out of the drain. For snaking or leaks, touch base with maintenance to avoid damaging the pipes.

  • HVAC filters: Unless noted in the rental contract, you're responsible for replacing the furnace filter. Not switching it out will restrict airflow and make your rooms uncomfortable. If you no longer see light through the filter, it's time for a change. Your maintenance technicians may supply and replace filters for you, so make sure you find out.

  • Regular Cleaning: Sad to say, cleaning your Fishers apartment is up to you. And that includes your interior and exterior patio space.


Contact Pullman Pointe Apartments To Request Your Apartment Tour

A call to maintenance is a cinch when your apartment community hires friendly, knowledgeable staff. Fortunately, you can live in a fantastic place with fantastic people at Pullman Pointe Apartments. Simply reach out to our leasing agents at (765) 534-2129 to schedule a tour today!
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