I have been part-timing at a management company and it's much better if you call the moment you notice something, rather than say, waiting for a sunny Saturday morning to let me know you think you've had a gas leak for the last week! It was actually sewage, but that's a whole different story. And seriously,if you suspect a gas leak, CALL YOUR GAS PROVIDER. It is a possibly dangerous thing. Open your windows. Then call the landlord/management. I feel like that should be covered in Renting 101, but I guess it's not. I get that you might feel like you sound whiny or maybe the issue isn't real, but if it is and the longer you let it sit the worse it becomes. The people doing maintenance can usually figure out big problem v. small problem. I'm sure most management places (maybe not most landlords) appreciate the call ahead when it's small than oops the ceiling caved in type situations. Landlords can be pretty awful about getting things fixed. This is not to shame the writer of this article or anyone else who waits. I'm the kind of person who waits too, but how I have learned! But usually they won't charge you and you'll be happier if they fix the thing that's gone wrong (hopefully the first time around!). It's also a courtesy to the people who have to fix the things, organize the fixers, pay the fixers etc... So thanks in advance!