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When To Call Maintenance In Your Sylvania Apartment

If you rent a studio, one-bedroom, or multi-bedroom apartment, it may be less time than you think before you need a repair done. But, are you sure you know when to call maintenance in your Sylvania apartment?

Sure, big concerns, like roof leaks and heating, are a no-brainer, but what about minor issues? Is there a need to call in burnt-out lights or fraying carpet? At what point should you repair issues yourself? 

Request Service For Your Sylvania Apartment When Faced With These Problems

Minor bathroom sink repair.

If you find a major problem – especially one that's structural -- it's typically included in your rental agreement. The following are common issues you might experience:

  • Leaks and water infiltration: If you see water entering from the roof or you encounter a malfunctioning toilet or fridge that may cause water damage in your apartment, contact the maintenance staff without hesitation.

  • Furnace and AC problems: If your AC no longer cools, or your furnace fails, it’s time to make the call. Even when it’s nice out, your AC and furnace should be fully functional.

  • Toilets, Sinks, and Showers: If the toilet won’t flush, your first step is to use a plunger. If you have no luck, contact maintenance. You should also request service for those persistent kitchen, bathroom or shower drips.

  • Bugs: Some pests can get into your apartment by attaching to your your clothing or your pet's coat. But if you notice any persistent pests -- like ants, mice, or wasps – you will likely need your apartment manager to contact pest control professionals.

  • Broken appliances: If your freezer won't cool or your oven burner refuses to work, it's time to call maintenance. All appliances that came with your apartment are typically covered, but anything you brought with you – a coffee machine, microwave, mini fridge – is up to you to repair or replace.

  • Faulty doors or windows: All exterior doors must lock and close appropriately. If damage or swelling stops them from easily functioning, they should be replaced. The same goes for windows.

  • Drywall, flooring, and other issues: If you spot a hole in the wall or a chipped tile, contact the maintenance team. Frayed carpet might need replacing, specifically if a tack is visible.


What Should You Fix Yourself?

Furnace filter being changed.

Not every issue necessitates calling maintenance. Although some property managers offer aid with lightbulbs, smoke detector batteries, and filters, it may not always be convenient to arrange for a maintenance for low-stress tasks. These are some everyday undertakings that you can handle:
  • Light bulbs: When light bulbs are burned out, they could easily be replaced when you have time. But keep in mind, if your light seems to churn through bulbs, you should reach out to the service team to check if you have an issue with your electricity. Make sure to inquire if maintenance will provide light bulbs if they need to be replaced as specific types are at times required.

  • Toilet and drain clogs: If your toilet is clogged, first try a plunger. It’s also smart to have some drain cleaning product to remove the hair from the pipe. If you need a drain snake, call maintenance to avoid pipe damage.

  • Air filters: Unless noted in your contract, you're on the hook to replace the furnace filter. Failing to do so will restrict airflow and negatively impact your HVAC performance. If you no longer see light through the filter, it's time for a new one. The maintenance staff may supply and replace filters for you, so check with them first.

  • Regular Cleaning: Regrettably, cleaning your Sylvania apartment is your responsibility. And that includes your interior rooms and outdoor patio or balcony areas.


Call SOMO Flats To Book Your Apartment Tour

A call to maintenance is a cinch when your apartment complex hires prompt and courteous professionals. Fortunately, you can live in a fantastic place with great people at SOMO Flats. Contact our leasing office at (419) 843-0855 to get started today!
SOMO Flats
6455 Monroe St , Ste 100
SylvaniaOhio 43560
Phone: (419) 843-0855
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SOMO Flats is a luxury apartment community located at Main Street & Monroe Street in Sylvania. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, SOMO is committed to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer many floor plans and amenities to fit your lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Harroun Park.
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