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When To Call Maintenance In Your Brownsburg Apartment

October 08, 2020

Apartment building in Brownsburg 

Whether 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, do you know when to call maintenance in your Brownsburg apartment?

Sure, major issues, like heating and electrical trouble, justify a call, but what about the smaller stuff? Should you request service for burnt-out lights or fraying carpet? At what point should you repair issues yourself? 

Call Maintenance For Your Brownsburg Apartment When These Issues Arise

Minor bathroom sink repair.

If you find a considerable concern – primarily those of a structural nature -- it's typically included in your renter’s agreement. Here’s a list of ordinary complications a renter might encounter:

  • Water damage and leaks: If you see water coming in from the roof or you have an overflowing toilet or appliance that causes water damage in your apartment, call for assistance without hesitation.

  • Heating and cooling problems: If your air conditioning stops blowing, or your furnace fails, it’s time to make the call. Even during comfortable weather, your HVAC should be fully functional.

  • Faulty plumbing: If the toilet won’t flush, your first step is to use a plunger. If you have no luck, call for help. You should also request service for dripping sinks or shower fixtures.

  • Bugs: 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 roaches, wasps, ants, or rodents – 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. Appliances that are part of the apartment are usually covered, but anything you brought with you – a toaster, microwave, washer/dryer – is your responsibility.

  • Faulty doors or windows: Your entry and sliding patio doors must lock and close appropriately. If water infiltration or damage from misuse stops them from closing easily, 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, particularly if a tack is exposed.


What Can You Repair?

Furnace filter being changed.

Not every issue necessitates a call to maintenance. Although some property management companies provide assistance with various light tasks like replacing filters, it’s not always convenient to arrange for a maintenance request for smaller issues. Here are some everyday undertakings that you can handle:
  • Replacing Light bulbs: When light bulbs are burned out, they can be switched out at your leisure. However, if your light fixture seems to churn through bulbs, you might ask the service team to see if you have electrical problems. Be sure to inquire if maintenance supplies light bulbs in the event they need to be changed as specific types are required on occasion.

  • Clogged pipes and toilets: When your toilet won’t flush, use a plunger first. You might also require some drain cleaner to remove the hair from the drain. For snaking or leaks, touch base with 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 furnace 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 be willing to replace filters for you, so make sure you find out.

  • Regular Cleaning: Sad to say, cleaning your Brownsburg apartment is a job for you. And that includes 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 hires prompt and courteous professionals. Thankfully, you can find a great place with great people at Union Green. Contact our leasing agents at 463-888-7185 to request a tour today!