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Important Apartment Safety Tips For Indianapolis Residents

November 30, 2022
Black and white decorated bedroom located at Continuum Apartments

Every home has hidden threats, including your apartment in Indianapolis. Broken things, pests, lit candles, unsupervised pets, and more can risk your safety as well as others. Luckily, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everybody with a little precaution and assistance from your apartment’s maintenance specialists. If you’re worried you’ve overlooked something, these apartment safety tips for Indianapolis Residents can help.

Report Broken Things To The Maintenance Staff

Fireplace at an outdoor hangout area located at One One Six Apartments.

If a fixture or appliance in your Indianapolis apartment breaks down, report it right away to your apartment maintenance or management team. Malfunctioning kitchen appliances can start a fire or gas leak. Leaky plumbing can result in mold and water damage or burst eventually. Rough edges or detached flooring can cause cuts and falls. You should also report broken things outdoors on the property, like fences, fallen tree limbs, railings, and playground equipment. The maintenance crew will gladly take care of these issues for the community’s safety.

Lock All Of Your Doors

Exterior view of high-rise Penrose On Mass Apartments with cars parked in front.

No matter how safe you feel in your neighborhood and town, break-ins can still happen. You might not be able to put in a security system for your Indianapolis apartment, but locking your doors is a simple way to prevent an intrusion. If you doubt the strength of your locks, speak to the property management team about getting replacements.

Address Pest Infestations Immediately

Everyone has seen a pest inside at least once. But if you get a lot of bugs or a small animal, get rid of them right away. These pests can spread diseases and eat your food. You’ll find many home pest control products at stores for a quick fix. But you should also contact your maintenance crew if you discover infestations or rodents. They can hire an exterminator and fix holes and cracks where creatues come in.

Always Supervise Your Pets

View of a river during the fall season the from Riverview Apartments

Unsupervised pets can create dangerous situations for themselves and others, even if you live in a pet-friendly community. Never let your furry friend run wild where someone or something could harm them. Only remove their leash outside if your apartment has a leash-free dog park. And discourage neighbors from petting your dog if it isn’t fully socialized.

Drive Safely Around Your Neighborhood

Several cars parked in front of the entrance located at Waverly Apartments.

We have outside apartment safety tips in Indianapolis too, including driving safely. Respect the posted speed limits in your neighborhood, look out for pedestrians, and don’t drive distracted. Keep your car locked to prevent theft. And look for slippery surfaces when driving or walking in the parking lot during winter.

Prioritize Good Fire Safety

Any house fire is tragic, but an apartment fire puts multiple households at risk. If your apartment community permits burning candles or grills, always take great care. Put out candles before you leave or fall asleep. Don’t let children and pets play near open flames. Better yet, use electric candles or candle warmers.

Don’t leave a grill unsupervised, and place it several feet away from buildings, trees, pets, and children. Always extinguish flames by tightly closing the vents or soaking the coals for a few hours before you put away the grill.

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