When To Call Maintenance In Your Greenwood Apartment 10/08/2020 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, how do you know when to call maintenance in your Greenwood apartment? Without question, major issues, like HVAC and water leaks, justify a call, but what about those minor annoyances? Do you also report burned-out lighting or frayed carpeting? And should you attempt to fix things yourself? Request Service For Your Greenwood Apartment If You See These Issues If you come across a considerable concern – primarily those of a structural nature -- it's typically included in your tenant agreement. The following are common issues you may find: Leaking and water damage: If you discover water entering from the apartment above or you encounter an overflowing toilet or appliance leading to water damage in your apartment, contact the maintenance staff without hesitation. Furnace and AC problems: In the event your air conditioner crashes, or your heat won't turn on, go ahead and call maintenance. Even when it’s nice out, your AC and furnace should be fully functional. Toilets, Sinks, and Showers: If you have a clogged toilet, try to plunge it yourself first. If that doesn't work, then give maintenance a call. You should also get assistance for those persistent kitchen, bathroom or shower drips. Insects and unwanted guests: Some pests can get into your apartment by hitching a ride on your shoes or your pet's coat. But if you encounter any infiltrating insects and pests -- like roaches, wasps, ants, or rodents – it's the perfect time for your property manager to send out a pest control expert. Broken appliances: If your fridge no longer cools or your stovetop fails to heat up, you should contact maintenance. Appliances that are part of the apartment are usually 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: All exterior doors should function as intended. If swelling, water, or basic wear-and-tear prevents them from easily functioning, they should be replaced. Windows should have the same expectations. Drywall or flooring issues: If there is a hole in the wall or a chipped tile, contact the maintenance team. Frayed carpet might require replacement, especially if it exposes a carpet tack. What Should You Fix Yourself? Not every issue warrants a call for help. While some rental companies are willing to help with a range of small jobs like lightbulb replacement, it’s often less convenient to arrange for a maintenance request for low-stress tasks. These are some routine chores that you could do yourself: Lighting: When light bulbs fail, they could easily be switched out at your leisure. 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 electrical problems. It’s smart to investigate if maintenance will provide light bulbs in the event they need changing as specific types are at times required. Toilet and drain clogs: If the toilet stops flushing properly, your first step is a plunger. Likewise, you may need some drain cleaning product to remove the hair out of the drain. If you need a drain snake, contact the service staff to prevent pipe damage. Air filters: Unless noted in the rental contract, you're on the hook to replace the filter in your HVAC system. A dirty filter will restrict airflow and impact your apartment’s comfort. If you can't see through the filter, it's time for a new one. Your maintenance technicians may supply and replace filters for you, so check with them first. Cleaning: Sad to say, cleaning your Greenwood apartment is a job for you. Keep in mind you should clean your inside and outside patio areas. Contact Verge Luxury Flats To Request Your Apartment Tour A maintenance call is easy when your apartment community employs friendly, knowledgeable staff. Luckily, you can live in a fantastic place with fantastic people at Verge Luxury Flats. Simply reach out to our property team at (317) 751-1744 to schedule a tour today!