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Important Apartment Safety Tips For Indianapolis Residents

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

Everyone’s home has hidden threats, even your Indianapolis apartment. Lit candles, broken things, pests, unsupervised pets, and more can put you and others in danger. Fortunately, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everyone with some precaution and help from your apartment’s maintenance crew. If you’re worried you’ve overlooked something, use these apartment safety tips for Indianapolis Residents to 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, report it right away to your apartment management or maintenance team. Malfunctioning kitchen appliances can start a fire or gas leak. Dripping pipes can result in water damage and mold or burst eventually. Jagged edges or loose floor materials can cause cuts and falls. You should also tell someone about broken things outdoors in the community, like fences, fallen tree limbs, railings, and playground equipment. The maintenance crew will gladly resolve such things for everyone’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 probably can’t install a security system in your Indianapolis apartment, but locking your doors is an easy way to stop intruders. If you doubt the strength of your locks, speak to the apartment management team about getting replacements.

Fight Pest Infestations As Soon As You See Them

Everyone has found a pest indoors at least once. But if you notice lots of bugs or a rodent, get rid of them without delay. These pests can spread diseases and contaminate your food. You’ll see lots of home pest control products on the market for a quick solution. But you should also talk to your maintenance crew if you discover infestations or rodents. They can send an exterminator and repair holes and cracks where animals come in.

Keep Tabs On 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 in the most pet-friendly apartment communities. Don’t let your four-legged friend roam free where someone or something could hurt them. Only remove their leash outside if your apartment has a leash-free dog park. And ask neighbors not to pet your animal if people stress it out.

Drive Responsibly Around Your Community

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, watch for pedestrians, and don’t drive distracted. Lock car doors to prevent theft. And watch out for slippery surfaces when walking or driving in the parking lot in winter.

Follow Good Fire Safety

Every house fire is tragic, but apartment fires put multiple households in danger. If your apartment management permits grills or burning candles, always take great care. Put out candles before you leave or fall asleep. Don’t use open flames near children and pets. Better yet, use electric candles or candle warmers.

Never leave a grill unsupervised, and put it several feet away from trees, buildings, children, and pets. Always extinguish flames by tightly closing the vents or soaking the charcoal for a few hours before you put the grill away.

Ask Our Maintenance Experts At Riverview Apartments For More Apartment Safety Tips In Indianapolis When You Move In

At Riverview Apartments, you’ll find friendly staff, spacious apartments, and luxurious amenities all in beautiful Indianapolis. We look forward to you joining us, so call 317-751-4053 or schedule a tour today to find your next apartment.