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When To Call Maintenance In Your Carmel Apartment

It doesn’t matter if 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, are you sure you know when to call maintenance in your Carmel apartment?

Without question, significant problems, like heating and electrical trouble, are a no-brainer, but what about minor issues? Is there a need to request service for burned-out lighting or frayed carpeting? At what point should you fix items yourself? 

Call Maintenance For Your Carmel Apartment If You See These Issues

Minor bathroom sink repair.

If you come across a considerable concern – primarily those of a structural nature -- it's commonly covered per your rental agreement. Here’s a list of frequently seen difficulties you might experience:

  • Water damage and leaks: If you see water entering from the floor above you or you have an overflowing toilet or appliance that causes water damage, notify maintenance promptly.

  • Furnace and AC problems: If your AC no longer cools, or your furnace stops heating, it’s time to make the call. Even during comfortable weather, your heating and cooling should be fully functional.

  • Toilets, Sinks, and Showers: If the toilet won’t flush, your first step is to use a plunger. If your efforts fail, call for help. Also, open a ticket for sink or shower drips.

  • Pest control: In many cases, pests get in by hitching a ride on your shoes or your pet's coat. But if you have issues with any infiltrating insects and pests -- like ants, mice, or wasps – you will likely need your maintenance staff to send out a pest control expert.

  • Appliance breakdowns: If your fridge no longer cools or your stove no longer heats, you should contact maintenance. All appliances that came with your apartment are typically covered, but anything you brought with you – a coffee machine, microwave, mini fridge – is under your control.

  • Window and door dilemmas: Your entry and sliding patio doors should close and lock properly. If water infiltration or damage from misuse keeps them from closing easily, they require replacement. Windows should have the same expectations.

  • Wall and flooring concerns: If you spot damage to a wall or a potentially dangerous flooring concern, contact the maintenance team. Fraying or torn carpet may need to be replaced, specifically if a tack is visible.


What Can You Repair?

Furnace filter being changed.

Not every problem warrants a call to maintenance. Although some property managers are willing to help with lightbulbs, smoke detector batteries, and filters, it’s not always convenient to arrange for a maintenance for minor jobs. These are some everyday undertakings that you can handle:
  • Replacing Light bulbs: When light bulbs fail, they could conveniently be replaced whenever you are able. However, if your lighting installation seems to churn through light bulbs, you should reach out to the management staff to check if you have an electrical issue. Make sure to inquire if maintenance will provide light bulbs in the event they need changing as special bulbs are at times required.

  • Clogged toilets and drains: When your toilet won’t flush, use a plunger first. It’s also smart to have some drain cleaning product to clear the hair from the pipe. If you need a drain snake, call maintenance to stay away from pipe damage.

  • HVAC filters: Unless specified in your renter’s agreement, you're responsible for replacing the filter in your HVAC system. Failing to do so will limit airflow and negatively impact your HVAC performance. If the filter is opaque, it's time for a change. Your maintenance technicians may supply and replace filters for you, so make sure you find out.

  • Keep it Clean: Unfortunately, cleaning your Carmel apartment is your responsibility. That goes for both your interior rooms and outdoor patio or balcony areas.


Call Midtown Flats To Schedule An Apartment Tour

Calling maintenance is a cinch when your apartment complex has skilled and friendly staff. Thankfully, you can find a great place with exceptional people at Midtown Flats. Contact our leasing office at (317) 597-4596 to schedule a tour today!
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