When To Call Maintenance In Your Bloomington Apartment 10/08/2020 If you rent a studio, one-bedroom, or multi-bedroom apartment, it's only a matter of time before you need a repair done. But, do you know when to call maintenance in your Bloomington apartment? Without question, major issues, like HVAC and water leaks, need to be reported, but what about minor issues? Is there a need to report lighting outages or carpet damage? And should you attempt to fix items yourself? Call Maintenance For Your Bloomington Apartment When Faced With These Problems If you come across a considerable concern – especially one that's structural -- it's typically included in your rental agreement. The following are common issues you may find: Leaking and water damage: If you discover water entering from the roof or you have a toilet overflow or faulty appliance that may cause water damage within your unit, contact the maintenance staff immediately. 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 HVAC should be operational. Toilets, Sinks, and Showers: When the toilet is clogged, your first step is to use a plunger. If you have no luck, then give maintenance a call. Also, open a ticket for dripping sinks or shower fixtures. Insects and unwanted guests: Some pests can get into your apartment by clinging to your shoes or your pet. But if you have issues with any infiltrating insects and pests -- like roaches, wasps, ants, or rodents – it's the perfect time for your maintenance staff to contact pest control professionals. Appliance malfunctions: If your freezer won't cool or your stove no longer heats, you need to make the call. All appliances that came with your apartment should be covered, but smaller appliances you brought in – a microwave, toaster oven, mini fridge – is your responsibility. Faulty doors or windows: All exterior doors must lock and close appropriately. If damage or swelling keeps them from shutting with minimal effort, they require replacement. Windows should have the same expectations. Wall and flooring concerns: If you spot a hole in the wall or a chipped tile, reach out to maintenance. Frayed carpet may need to be replaced, especially if it exposes a carpet tack. What Can You Repair? Not every situation necessitates a call to maintenance. Despite the fact that some property management companies offer aid with lightbulbs, smoke detector batteries, and filters, it’s not always convenient to arrange for a maintenance request for smaller issues. The following are some everyday undertakings that you can handle: Lighting: When light bulbs fail, they can be replaced at your leisure. However, if your light fixture seems to churn through bulbs, you might ask the management staff to check if you have an electrical issue. It’s smart to investigate if maintenance will provide light bulbs in the event they need to be changed as special bulbs are required on occasion. Clogged pipes and toilets: If the toilet stops flushing properly, use a plunger first. You might also require some Liquid-Plumr to clear the clog out of the drain. If a plunger won’t resolve the problem, call maintenance to avoid damaging the pipes. Furnace filters: Unless documented in the rental contract, you're on the hook to replace the filter in your HVAC system. Not switching it out will limit airflow and make your rooms uncomfortable. If the filter is opaque, it's time for a change. Your maintenance technicians may be willing to replace filters for you, so check with them first. Regular Cleaning: Unfortunately, cleaning your Bloomington apartment is up to you. Keep in mind you should clean your interior rooms and outdoor patio or balcony areas. Contact City Flats at Renwick To Schedule An Apartment Tour Calling maintenance is easy when your apartment community has friendly, knowledgeable staff. Luckily, you can find a great place with exceptional people at City Flats at Renwick. Contact our leasing agents at 812-578-7432 to get started today!