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Things Your Apartment’s Maintenance Will & Will Not Repair

Things Your Apartment’s Maintenance Will & Will Not Repair

Things Your Apartment’s Maintenance Will & Will Not Repair


When it comes to renting an apartment, one of the many perks is the maintenance staff that is available to take care of any issues that may arise. However, it’s important to understand what exactly the maintenance team is responsible for and what they are not. In this blog post, we will discuss the things your apartment’s maintenance will and will not repair, helping you to understand when to call them for assistance and when to handle issues on your own.


What Maintenance Will Repair:

  • Plumbing issues
    Maintenance will repair any plumbing related problems such as a clogged drain, leaky faucet, or running toilet.
  • HVAC issues
    Maintenance is responsible for repairing any issues related to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. If your apartment is too hot or too cold, or your air conditioner is not working correctly, maintenance should be contacted.
  • Electrical issues
    If you have an electrical issue such as a broken light switch or an electrical outlet that is not working, it’s important to contact maintenance.
  • Appliance issues
    If any of your appliances such as the stove, refrigerator, or dishwasher are not working correctly, maintenance should be contacted to complete the repair.

What Maintenance Will Not Repair:

  • Cosmetic damage
    Maintenance is not responsible for repairing any cosmetic damage in your apartment such as scuffs on the walls or scratches on the floor. These issues should be handled by the tenant.
  • Pest control
    Although maintenance may put down traps or spray for pests, it is not their responsibility to handle a pest infestation within your apartment. This issue should be reported to the management team who will then contact a professional pest control service.
  • Personal items
    Maintenance is responsible for the repairs to anything that the apartment management provides as a part of the apartment. Personal items such as curtains, blinds, or ceiling fans are not covered by maintenance.
  • Locksmith services
    If you are accidentally locked out of your apartment, maintenance staff is not responsible for getting you back in. It’s important to call a professional locksmith to assist you in these situations.


By understanding what your apartment’s maintenance staff is responsible for, you can ensure that repairs are handled quickly and efficiently. Knowing what they will and will not repair can save you time and money, and allow you to handle issues that are not their responsibility. Always be sure to contact the property management office to report any necessary repairs. If you're looking for an apartment in Gainesville that offers quality maintenance, contact The Mayfair Apartments today to schedule a personal tour.

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