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The Importance of Submitting Maintenance Requests When Needed

Tue, Sep 15th, 2020

The Importance of Submitting Maintenance Requests When Needed

As a tenant, part of your responsibility is to be vigilant enough to recognize when repairs are needed and submitting maintenance requests on time. This might sound easy enough. But sometimes, the repair might not seem like a big deal at the moment so submitting a request gets put on the back-burner. The next thing you know, a small problem has become a huge inconvenience.

In this blog, we'll discuss why submitting maintenance requests on time is so important and how Reed Property Management can make the process easier.

Property Damage

Failing to submit a maintenance request for needed repairs on:

  • Sinks
  • Toilets
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Roof
  • Cracks in the foundation

among many other things, could result in severe property damage. While it's not the tenant's responsibility to fix these damages, it is their responsibility to inform the property manager so further damage is prevented.

Without Utilities

Property damage or damage to any utilities isn't just an inconvenience for the property owner, it's an inconvenience for you, the tenant, as well. Depending on how long it took to submit a request and having the issue repaired, could make a difference in how long you're without that feature. For example, submitting a maintenance request as soon as you notice something is wrong with the washing machine, compared to waiting a week to submit one, could be the difference between having it repaired in 30 minutes, or needing a new utility altogether and being without it for a week or two. Prolonging the submission of maintenance request is never a good idea.

Health Risks

Noticing a leak in your rental home shouldn't be a big deal. Most of the time it's an easy fix. But it can become a problem if you neglect to contact the property management company. Leaks lead to sitting water, and sitting water eventually becomes mold if ignored.

A few long-term health problems associated with mold are:

  • Asthma
  • Headaches
  • Lung problems
  • Fatigue

If you believe you might be living with mold, immediately contact your property manager.

Reed Property Management

Submitting a maintenance request when you notice anything in need of repair is critical. Failing to do so doesn't just affect the property owner, but it affects you (the tenant) as well.

Fortunately, Reed Property Management makes submitting maintenance requests easy for everyone. You can either submit the request online or give us a call and we will have a maintenance worker come to your rental home.

For any of your investment property needs, think Reed Property Management!

(239) 351-2880