What Is Involved With Being a Maintenance Man?

House & Home

You can become a maintenance man at an apartment complex without having a lot of prior experience. A side benefit is that you don’t have to pay rent on your apartment being a maintenance man. Most of what you need to know can be gained by on-the-job training.

If you find out that your apartment complex is looking for a maintenance man, you have to go see the property manager Melbourne FL and apply for the job as it is usually a no experience required type of job. After you have been hired, you no longer have to pay rent on your apartment.

You show up at the rental office at a predetermined time, usually around 8:00 AM, and the property manager will give any number of work orders that were written up by the office after receiving a tenant’s complaint. 

The work orders are usually a mixture of minor and major complaints. One example of a minor complaint that doesn’t take a lot of time to fix is my garbage disposal is not working. This can usually be fixed by inserting a special tool into a hole in the middle of the bottom of the disposal and turning the tool until the impeller within moves freely.

More major complaints can include repairing or replacing an appliance, like a garbage disposal, a refrigerator, a stove, or a microwave oven. If all you need is a part to replace a defective one, there is usually a vacant apartment full of appliances that were replaced for some reason that you can remove the part from. If the appliance is beyond repair or if the part is not available, there is probably another vacant apartment full of new appliances. You just uninstall the defective appliance and install a new one in its place.

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