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When To Call Maintenance In Your Indianapolis Apartment

Whether you rent a studio apartment, one-bedroom unit, or a larger apartment, it's only a matter of time before you need something fixed. But, are you sure you know when to call maintenance in your Indianapolis apartment?

Of Course, big concerns, like heating and electrical trouble, justify a call, but what about those minor annoyances? Do you also request service for lighting outages or carpet damage? And should you attempt to fix items yourself? 

Call Maintenance For Your Indianapolis Apartment When Faced With These Problems

Minor bathroom sink repair.

If you come across a significant issue – primarily those of a structural nature -- it's commonly covered per 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 floor above you or you have a toilet overflow or faulty appliance that may cause water damage within your unit, contact the maintenance staff promptly.

  • HVAC 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, attempt to clear it with your plunger. If your efforts fail, call for help. You should also get assistance for those persistent kitchen, bathroom or shower drips.

  • Pest control: It’s common for pests to enter your apartment by clinging to your shoes or your pet's coat. But if you notice any infiltrating insects and pests -- like roaches, wasps, ants, or rodents – you will likely need your maintenance staff to contact an exterminator.

  • Appliance breakdowns: If your fridge no longer cools or your oven burner refuses to work, you should contact maintenance. Appliances that are part of the apartment should be covered, but smaller appliances you brought in – a coffee machine, microwave, mini fridge – is up to you to repair or replace.

  • Window and door dilemmas: Your front and patio doors should function as intended. If water infiltration or damage from misuse keeps them from closing easily, they require replacement. The same goes for windows.

  • Drywall or flooring issues: If you spot damage to a wall or a potentially dangerous flooring concern, call maintenance for a repair. Worn or fraying carpet might need replacing, specifically if a tack is visible.


What Should You Fix Yourself?

Furnace filter being changed.

Not every problem merits a call to maintenance. Although some property managers are willing to help with a range of small jobs like lightbulb replacement, it may not always be convenient to adjust your schedule for a service for smaller issues. The following are some everyday undertakings that could take a DIY approach:
  • Lighting: When light bulbs are burned out, they could conveniently be exchanged at your leisure. However, if your light fixture seems to churn through bulbs, you might ask the service team to check if you have an issue with your electricity. Be sure to ask if maintenance supplies light bulbs when they need to be replaced as less common kinds are at times required.

  • Clogged toilets and drains: If your toilet is clogged, first try a plunger. You might also require some Liquid-Plumr to clear the hair from the pipe. If a plunger won’t resolve the problem, touch base with maintenance to stay away from damage to the pipes.

  • Air filters: Unless noted in your renter’s agreement, you're responsible for replacing the filter in your HVAC system. A dirty filter will restrict airflow and impact your apartment’s comfort. If you no longer see light through the filter, it's time for a replacement. The maintenance staff may provide or change filters for you, so check with them first.

  • Regular Cleaning: Sad to say, cleaning your Indianapolis apartment is a job for you. That goes for both your inside and outside patio areas.


Contact Linden Square Village Apartments To Request Your Apartment Tour

A call to maintenance is a breeze when your rental property has friendly, knowledgeable staff. Luckily, you can find a great place with exceptional people at Linden Square Village Apartments. Contact our property team at 317-333-6914 to get started today!
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