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When To Call Maintenance In Your Fishers Apartment

October 08, 2020

Apartment building in Fishers 

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 HVAC and water leaks, justify a call, but what about the smaller stuff? Is there a need to call in 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 – especially one that's structural -- it's commonly covered per your rental agreement. The following are common issues 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, contact the maintenance staff promptly.

  • HVAC problems: In the event your air conditioner crashes, or your furnace stops heating, it’s time to make the call. Even if it's pleasant outside, your AC and furnace should still work correctly.

  • Toilets, Sinks, and Showers: When the toilet is clogged, 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 persistent pests -- like ants, mice, or wasps – it's the perfect time for your property manager to send out a pest control expert.

  • Appliance malfunctions: If your freezer won't cool or your oven burner refuses to work, you need to make the call. All appliances that came with your apartment are typically 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 should close and lock properly. If damage or swelling prevents them from shutting with minimal effort, they should be replaced. The same goes for windows.

  • Wall and flooring concerns: If there is a hole in the wall or a chipped tile, contact the maintenance team. Fraying or torn carpet may need to be replaced, especially if it exposes a carpet tack.


What Jobs Should You Do?

Furnace filter being changed.

Not every issue warrants calling maintenance. Despite the fact that some property management companies provide assistance with lightbulbs, smoke detector batteries, and filters, it may not always be convenient to adjust your schedule for a maintenance request for minor jobs. Here are some common issues that you can handle:
  • Lighting: When lights burn out, they could easily be replaced whenever you are able. However, if your lighting installation appears to burn through new lightbulbs, you should reach out to the management staff to check if you have an issue with your electricity. Be sure to ask if maintenance will provide light bulbs when they need to be changed as less common kinds are sometimes used.

  • Toilet and drain clogs: When your toilet won’t flush, your first step is a plunger. It’s also smart to have some drain cleaner to remove the clog from the drain. For snaking or leaks, touch base with maintenance to prevent damage to the pipes.

  • HVAC filters: Unless specified in the rental contract, you're on the hook to replace the HVAC air filter. Failing to do so will reduce the flow of air 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 your responsibility. And that includes your interior and exterior patio space.


Contact Pullman Pointe Apartments To Request Your Apartment Tour 

A maintenance call is easy when your apartment community has prompt and courteous professionals. 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 get started today!