When To Call Maintenance In Your Brownsburg Apartment 10/08/2020 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 require a repair. But, do you know when to call maintenance in your Brownsburg apartment? Sure, significant problems, like heating and electrical trouble, justify a call, but what about minor issues? Do you also request service for burned-out lighting or frayed carpeting? At what point should you repair issues yourself? Request Service For Your Brownsburg Apartment When These Issues Arise If you find a considerable concern – primarily those of a structural nature -- it's usually covered as part of your rental agreement. Here’s a list of ordinary complications a renter might encounter: Leaking and water damage: If you see water coming in from the apartment above or you experience an overflowing toilet or appliance that causes water damage within your unit, call for assistance without hesitation. Heating and cooling problems: If your AC no longer cools, or your heat won't turn on, it’s time to make the call. Even during comfortable weather, your HVAC should still work correctly. Faulty plumbing: If the toilet won’t flush, your first step is to use a plunger. If you have no luck, call for help. Also, open a ticket for dripping sinks or shower fixtures. Pest control: It’s common for pests to enter your apartment by clinging to your clothing or your pet's coat. But if you have issues with any infiltrating insects and pests -- like cockroaches, mice, or ants – you will likely need your maintenance staff to contact an exterminator. Appliance breakdowns: If your fridge no longer cools or your stove no longer heats, it's time to call maintenance. All appliances that came with your apartment are usually covered, but anything you brought with you – a microwave, toaster oven, mini fridge – is your responsibility. Faulty doors or windows: Your entry and sliding patio doors should close and lock properly. If water infiltration or damage from misuse stops them from shutting with minimal effort, they need to be replaced for safety reasons. Windows should have the same expectations. Drywall or flooring issues: If there is damage to a wall or a potentially dangerous flooring concern, reach out to maintenance. Frayed carpet may need to be replaced, especially if it exposes a carpet tack. What Can You Repair? Not every issue necessitates a call to maintenance. While some property management companies offer aid with various light tasks like replacing filters, it’s not always convenient to have to schedule a maintenance for minor jobs. Here are some everyday undertakings that you can handle: Replacing Light bulbs: When light bulbs are burned out, they can be replaced when you have time. However, if your light fixture seems to churn through bulbs, you might ask maintenance to see if you have an electrical issue. Be sure to inquire if maintenance supplies light bulbs in the event they need changing as special bulbs are required on occasion. Clogged pipes and toilets: When your toilet won’t flush, use a plunger first. Likewise, you may need some Liquid-Plumr to remove the clog from the drain. For snaking or leaks, touch base with maintenance to stay away from damage to the pipes. HVAC filters: Unless documented in the rental contract, 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 be willing to replace filters for you, so make sure you find out. Regular Cleaning: Unfortunately, cleaning your Brownsburg apartment is a job for you. That goes for both your interior rooms and outdoor patio or balcony areas. Call Union Green To Request Your Apartment Tour Calling maintenance is a cinch when your apartment complex has prompt and courteous professionals. Luckily, you can find a great place with exceptional people at Union Green. Contact our leasing agents at (463) 888-7185 to request a tour today!