I'm nervous about leaks and cracks. Tell me about Orlando apartment maintenance!

While this is not the preferred way to christen your Orlando apartment, you will have the chance to reap one of the best benefits of living in an apartment home as compared to purchasing a home or condo in Orlando - the wonderful Orlando apartment maintenance staff!Thankfully, your apartment home will be responsible for repairing damage such as leaks, drips, cracks and more. Simply call your office or apartment maintenance personnel via the method your community provides and they'll arrive to patch up your place. If a maintenance emergency occurs after the front office closes there should be a 24-hour number to call for service emergencies.

If anything that you personally own was damaged you will want to document it and get a rough total for the amount of the damage. We recommend using your smart phone to take a picture inventory of your apartment home during move in, including valuables, and even keeping a spreadsheet with details regarding your items including estimated value. Secure these in a safe place along with your insurance policies. The insurance each apartment in Orlando has is different, so see if the apartment owner's insurance covers something caused by a structural failure (like a leaking pipe). If not, your renters insurance should cover the damage – you do have renters insurance for your Orlando apartment, right? If not, now is the perfect time to check out our Orlando Apartment Renters Insurance article to learn more.

Finally make sure that you keep an open line of communication with your Orlando apartment maintenance staff personnel. This is particularly important for repairs that take more than a day to complete. Most Orlando apartment staff are dedicated to getting your apartment repair fixed as soon as possible and active communication with apartment staff will help ensure that your repair does not get delayed.

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