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When To Call Maintenance In Your Greenwood Apartment

It doesn’t matter if you rent a studio, one-bedroom, or multi-bedroom apartment, it may be less time than you think before you require a repair. 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? Do you also call in burnt-out lights or fraying carpet? And should you attempt to fix items yourself? 

Contact Maintenance For Your Greenwood Apartment When Faced With These Problems

Minor bathroom sink repair.

When you discover a significant issue – particularly something structural -- it's typically included in your rental agreement. Here’s a list of ordinary complications you might experience:

  • Leaking and water damage: When you find water coming in from the floor above you or you have a toilet overflow or faulty appliance that causes 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 be fully functional.

  • Plumbing leaks and clogs: When the toilet is clogged, attempt to clear it with your plunger. If your efforts fail, then give maintenance a call. Also, open a ticket for those persistent kitchen, bathroom or shower drips.

  • Bugs: In many cases, pests get in by attaching to your your shoes or your pet's coat. But if you notice any troublesome critters -- 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 stove no longer heats, you should contact maintenance. Appliances that are part of the apartment are usually covered, but smaller appliances you brought in – a microwave, toaster oven, mini fridge – is up to you to repair or replace.

  • Window and door dilemmas: All exterior doors should function as intended. If damage or swelling stops them from closing easily, they should be replaced. Windows should have the same expectations.

  • Wall and flooring concerns: If you find 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 Should You Fix Yourself?

Furnace filter being changed.

Not every problem necessitates calling maintenance. Despite the fact that some property management companies offer aid with various light tasks like replacing filters, it may not always be convenient to adjust your schedule for a service for low-stress tasks. Here are some common issues that you could do yourself:
  • Light bulbs: When light bulbs fail, they could easily be exchanged whenever you are able. With that being said, if your lighting installation seems to churn through light bulbs, you might ask maintenance to check if you have electrical problems. Be sure to ask if maintenance will provide 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. You might also require some drain cleaning product to clear the hair out of the drain. If a plunger won’t resolve the problem, call maintenance to stay away from damaging the pipes.

  • HVAC filters: Unless documented in your renter’s agreement, you're on the hook to replace 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. The maintenance staff may supply and replace filters for you, so be sure to ask.

  • Cleaning: Sad to say, cleaning your Greenwood apartment is up to you. 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 rental property hires skilled and friendly staff. Fortunately, you can get the perfect rental with fantastic people at Bayshore Apartments. Simply reach out to our leasing office at 317-886-1849 to request a tour today!
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