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When To Call Maintenance In Your Westfield Apartment

Whether you rent a multiple-bedroom, one-bedroom, or studio apartment, it may be less time than you think before you need something fixed. But, do you know when to call maintenance in your Westfield apartment?

Without question, significant problems, like HVAC and water leaks, are a no-brainer, but what about minor issues? Do you also call in burnt-out lights or fraying carpet? At what point should you fix things yourself? 

Contact Maintenance For Your Westfield Apartment If You See These Issues

Minor bathroom sink repair.

When you discover a considerable concern – primarily those of a structural nature -- it's commonly covered per your tenant agreement. Here are the most ordinary complications you might experience:

  • Leaking and water damage: If you discover water coming in from the roof or you experience an overflowing toilet or appliance that causes water damage, notify maintenance promptly.

  • Heating and cooling problems: In the event your air conditioner crashes, or your furnace stops heating, go ahead and call maintenance. Even if it's pleasant outside, your AC and furnace should be operational.

  • Plumbing leaks and clogs: If you have a clogged toilet, your first step is to use a plunger. If that doesn't work, call for help. You should also get assistance for dripping sinks or shower fixtures.

  • Insects and unwanted guests: In many cases, pests get in by attaching to your your shoes or your furry friend. But if you have issues with any infiltrating insects and pests -- like roaches, wasps, ants, or rodents – you will likely need your apartment manager to send out a pest control expert.

  • Appliance breakdowns: If your freezer won't cool or your stovetop fails to heat up, it's time to call maintenance. Major appliances that were there when you moved in should be covered, but items you own – a coffee machine, microwave, mini fridge – is up to you to repair or replace.

  • Door and window damage: Your entry and sliding patio doors should function as intended. If water infiltration or damage from misuse keeps them from closing easily, they require replacement. Windows should have the same expectations.

  • Drywall, flooring, and other issues: If you find a hole in the wall or a chipped tile, 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 issue merits a call to maintenance. Despite the fact that some property management companies offer aid with a range of small jobs like lightbulb replacement, it’s not always convenient to adjust your schedule for a service for minor jobs. The following are some everyday undertakings that you can handle:
  • Lighting: When light bulbs fail, they could easily be replaced whenever you are able. However, if your light frequently goes through light bulbs, you should reach out to maintenance to see if you have an issue with your electricity. Make sure to inquire if maintenance supplies light bulbs in the event they need to be replaced as special bulbs are sometimes used.

  • Clogged toilets and drains: If your toilet is clogged, your first step is a plunger. Likewise, you may need some drain cleaning product to clear the hair out of the drain. For snaking or leaks, call maintenance to prevent pipe damage.

  • Furnace filters: Unless noted in your renter’s agreement, you're in charge of 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 replacement. Your maintenance team may supply and replace filters for you, so make sure you find out.

  • Cleaning: Unfortunately, cleaning your Westfield apartment is up to you. And that includes your interior rooms and outdoor patio or balcony areas.

 

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A call to maintenance is easy when your apartment community hires friendly, knowledgeable staff. Fortunately, you can get the perfect rental with exceptional people at Harmony Apartment Homes. Just call our leasing office at (317) 795-0224 to get started today!
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