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When To Call Maintenance In Your Greenwood Apartment

October 08, 2020

Apartment building in Greenwood 

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 something fixed. But, are you sure you know when to call maintenance in your Greenwood apartment?

Of Course, significant problems, like roof leaks and heating, need to be reported, but what about those minor annoyances? Should you call in burnt-out lights or fraying carpet? Is it smart to try and repair issues yourself? 

Contact Maintenance For Your Greenwood Apartment When Faced With These Problems

Minor bathroom sink repair.

If you come across a significant issue – particularly something structural -- it's typically included in your renter’s agreement. Here’s a list of ordinary complications you might experience:

  • Leaking and water damage: When you find water entering from the floor above you or you experience a toilet overflow or faulty appliance leading to water damage within your unit, call for assistance promptly.

  • Furnace and AC problems: If your AC no longer cools, or your furnace stops heating, contact your maintenance professional. Even during comfortable weather, your heating and cooling should still work correctly.

  • Plumbing leaks and clogs: When the toilet is clogged, try to plunge it yourself first. If your efforts fail, contact maintenance. Also, open a ticket for those persistent kitchen, bathroom or shower drips.

  • Pest control: In many cases, pests get in by attaching to your your shoes or your pet's coat. But if you notice any persistent pests -- like cockroaches, mice, or ants – it’s likely time for your maintenance staff to contact pest control professionals.

  • Broken appliances: If your freezer won't cool or your oven burner refuses to work, it's time to call maintenance. All appliances that came with your apartment are usually covered, but smaller appliances you brought in – a toaster, microwave, washer/dryer – is your responsibility.

  • Window and door dilemmas: Your front and patio doors should function as intended. If swelling, water, or basic wear-and-tear stops them from closing easily, they require replacement. Windows should have the same expectations.

  • 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, particularly if a tack is exposed.


What Can You Repair?

Furnace filter being changed.

Not every issue necessitates calling maintenance. Despite the fact that some property managers provide assistance with lightbulbs, smoke detector batteries, and filters, it’s not always convenient to adjust your schedule for a service for low-stress tasks. Here are some common issues that could take a DIY approach:
  • Light bulbs: When lights burn out, they can be exchanged whenever you are able. With that being said, if your lighting installation seems to churn through bulbs, you might ask maintenance to check if you have an electrical issue. Be sure to inquire if maintenance supplies light bulbs when they need to be replaced as special bulbs are sometimes used.

  • Clogged pipes and toilets: When your toilet won’t flush, your first step is a plunger. Likewise, you may need some drain cleaning product to clear the hair from the drain. If a plunger won’t resolve the problem, contact the service staff to stay away from damage to the pipes.

  • HVAC filters: Unless documented in your renter’s agreement, you're responsible for replacing the HVAC air filter. A dirty filter will restrict airflow and make your rooms uncomfortable. If you no longer see light through the filter, it's time for a new one. Your maintenance team may supply and replace filters for you, so be sure to ask.

  • Cleaning: Unfortunately, cleaning your Greenwood apartment is your responsibility. That goes for both your interior and exterior patio space.


Call Bayshore Apartments To Request Your Apartment Tour 

A maintenance call is a breeze when your apartment community has skilled and friendly staff. Fortunately, you can find a great place with fantastic people at Bayshore Apartments. Simply reach out to our leasing office at 317-886-1849 to request a tour today!