Leave It to the Pros: 6 Apartment Repairs You Shouldn't Handle Yourself

February 27, 2018 / by Kevin Sinclair

Apartment Repairs You Shouldn't Handle Yourself.jpgIf you watch any of the popular shows on HGTV, it's easy to believe that you can be a home repairs whiz, but reality can fall far short. While the DIY impulse is admirable, you may end up causing more harm than good.

Preserve your health and your lease by leaving these repairs to our experienced Springs maintenance team.

1. Broken Appliances

There's a reason why some people make a living from repairing appliances. Diagnosing problems with refrigerators, stoves and washers and dryers can be tricky, especially with today's sophisticated technology. Appliance repair is a perfect example of how a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

2. Damaged Lights and Electrical Sockets

How do you protect yourself against something you can't see? Even minor damage can result in exposure to electrical shock or cause sparks that become combustible.

3. Defective Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are subject to specific laws and regulatory standards. Tinkering with these items can aggravate the problem, and malfunctions can literally be a matter of life and death.

4. Broken Windows and Door Locks

Windows and doors are more than just cosmetic features of your Springs luxury apartment home. Broken windows and door locks compromise the safety of yourself and others, so those qualify as emergency repairs.

5. Pest Control

Ants, roaches and other creepy-crawlies are nasty, and it's understandable that you'd want to evict these pests as soon as possible. Unfortunately, commercial pest control products are loaded with chemicals and they rarely eliminate the problem completely. Leave this one to the experts.

6. Leaky Roofs or Ceilings

Leaks are symptomatic of a larger problem, such as broken water pipes. Repairing them is far above your pay grade. Place buckets underneath and contact maintenance ASAP.

It's 2 a.m. and your bathroom sink has turned into a fountain? Our Springs maintenance line is accessible 24/7, so you can count on prompt response in times of emergency.

A maintenance team that provides service above and beyond your expectations is just one of the ways we put our residents first. Stop in and chat with a friendly member of our on-site management team and learn more about the Springs difference.Springs-Luxury-Apartment-Living-eBook

Topics: Apartment Living, Service

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