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When To Call Maintenance In Your Carmel Apartment

Whether you rent a studio apartment, one-bedroom unit, or a larger apartment, chances are it won’t be long before you need a repair done. But, are you sure you know when to call maintenance in your Carmel apartment?

Without question, major issues, like roof leaks and heating, justify a call, but what about those minor annoyances? Is there a need to request service for lighting outages or carpet damage? Is it smart to try and repair issues yourself? 

Contact Maintenance For Your Carmel Apartment When These Issues Arise

Minor bathroom sink repair.

If you find a considerable concern – particularly something structural -- it's typically included in your renter’s agreement. Here are the most ordinary complications a renter might encounter:

  • Leaking and water damage: If you see water coming in from the roof or you encounter a toilet overflow or faulty appliance leading to water damage within your unit, call for assistance promptly.

  • Furnace and AC problems: In the event your air conditioner crashes, or your furnace stops heating, go ahead and call maintenance. Even when it’s nice out, your AC and furnace should still work correctly.

  • Toilets, Sinks, and Showers: When the toilet is clogged, attempt to clear it with your plunger. If that doesn't work, contact maintenance. Also, open a ticket for dripping sinks or shower fixtures.

  • Pest control: Some pests can get into your apartment by attaching to your your shoes or your pet's coat. But if you have issues with any troublesome critters -- like roaches, wasps, ants, or rodents – you will likely need your property manager to contact pest control professionals.

  • Appliance malfunctions: If your refrigerator has lost its cool or your stove no longer heats, you need to make the call. All appliances that came with your apartment are usually covered, but items you own – a toaster, microwave, washer/dryer – is up to you to repair or replace.

  • Door and window damage: All exterior doors must lock and close appropriately. If damage or swelling prevents them from shutting with minimal effort, they should be replaced. Windows should have the same expectations.

  • Wall and flooring concerns: If there is drywall damage or a flooring concern, call maintenance for a repair. Fraying or torn carpet might require replacement, specifically if a tack is visible.


What Should You Fix Yourself?

Furnace filter being changed.

Not every situation warrants a call for help. Despite the fact that some property management companies offer aid with various light tasks like replacing filters, it’s not always convenient to adjust your schedule for a maintenance request for minor jobs. The following are some everyday undertakings that you can handle:
  • Replacing Light bulbs: When light bulbs fail, they could easily be exchanged whenever you are able. But keep in mind, if your light appears to burn through light bulbs, you should reach out to the management staff to find out if you have an issue with your electricity. Make sure to investigate if maintenance provides light bulbs when they need to be changed as specific types are sometimes used.

  • Clogged toilets and drains: When your toilet won’t flush, your first step is a plunger. It’s also smart to have some drain cleaner to get the stoppage from the pipe. If a plunger won’t resolve the problem, contact the service staff to avoid damage to the pipes.

  • HVAC filters: Unless documented in the rental contract, you're responsible for replacing the furnace filter. Failing to do so will restrict airflow and impact your apartment’s comfort. If you no longer see light through the filter, it's time for a change. Your maintenance team may be willing to replace filters for you, so make sure you find out.

  • Cleaning: Unfortunately, cleaning your Carmel apartment is up to you. Keep in mind you should clean your inside and outside patio areas.


Call The Legacy Towns and Flats To Book Your Apartment Tour

A maintenance call is a breeze when your rental property employs skilled and friendly staff. Luckily, you can find a great place with great people at The Legacy Towns and Flats. Just call our leasing office at 317-674-1318 to request a tour today!
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