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When To Call Maintenance In Your Carmel Apartment

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, how do you know when to call maintenance in your Carmel apartment?

Of Course, big concerns, like HVAC and water leaks, need to be reported, but what about the smaller stuff? Should you report burnt-out lights or fraying carpet? And should you attempt to fix items yourself? 

Contact Maintenance For Your Carmel Apartment If You See These Issues

Minor bathroom sink repair.

When you discover a significant issue – especially one that's structural -- it's commonly covered per your renter’s agreement. Here’s a list of frequently seen difficulties you might experience:

  • Leaking and water damage: If you discover water coming in from the floor above you or you experience a malfunctioning toilet or fridge that may cause water damage within your unit, notify maintenance immediately.

  • Heating and cooling problems: In the event your air conditioner crashes, or your furnace fails, it’s time to make the call. Even if it's pleasant outside, your heating and cooling should be fully functional.

  • Faulty plumbing: If you have a clogged toilet, try to plunge it yourself first. If your efforts fail, then give maintenance a call. You should also get assistance for sink or shower drips.

  • Bugs: In many cases, pests get in by attaching to your your shoes or your pet. But if you encounter any troublesome critters -- like cockroaches, mice, or ants – it's the perfect time for your apartment manager to send out a pest control expert.

  • Broken appliances: If your fridge no longer cools or your stove no longer heats, you need to make the call. All appliances that came with your apartment should be covered, but items you own – a toaster, microwave, washer/dryer – is up to you to repair or replace.

  • Faulty doors or windows: Your entry and sliding patio doors should close and lock properly. If water infiltration or damage from misuse keeps them from easily functioning, they should be replaced. Windows should have the same expectations.

  • Wall and flooring concerns: If there is damage to a wall or a potentially dangerous flooring concern, contact the maintenance team. Fraying or torn carpet might need replacing, particularly if a tack is exposed.


What Should You Fix Yourself?

Furnace filter being changed.

Not every situation merits a call for help. While some property managers are willing to help with a range of small jobs like lightbulb replacement, it’s not always convenient to adjust your schedule for a service for smaller issues. These are some everyday undertakings that you can handle:
  • Light bulbs: When light bulbs fail, they could conveniently be exchanged when you have time. However, if your light fixture frequently goes through bulbs, you should reach out to the service team to find out if you have an issue with your electricity. It’s smart to inquire if maintenance will provide light bulbs in the event they need to be replaced as less common kinds are at times required.

  • Clogged pipes and toilets: If your toilet is clogged, first try a plunger. It’s also smart to have some drain cleaner to get the stoppage from the drain. If a plunger won’t resolve the problem, call maintenance to avoid pipe damage.

  • Furnace filters: Unless specified in your renter’s agreement, you're responsible for replacing the HVAC air filter. Failing to do so will restrict airflow and impact your apartment’s comfort. If you can't see through the filter, it's time for a change. The maintenance staff may be willing to replace filters for you, so be sure to ask.

  • Regular Cleaning: Unfortunately, cleaning your Carmel apartment is a job for you. That goes for both your inside and outside patio areas.


Contact Highpointe on Meridian Apartments To Book Your Apartment Tour

Calling maintenance is easy when your apartment complex has skilled and friendly staff. Fortunately, you can get the perfect rental with exceptional people at Highpointe on Meridian Apartments. Contact our property team at 317-342-0670 to request a tour today!
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