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Need-To-Know Apartment Safety Tips For Indianapolis Residents

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

Every home has hidden dangers, including your Indianapolis apartment. Lit candles, broken things, pests, unsupervised pets, and more can risk your safety as well as others. Luckily, with a bit of forethought and help from your apartment’s maintenance specialists, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everybody. If you’re concerned you’ve forgotten something, these apartment safety tips for Indianapolis Residents can help.

Notify The Maintenance Crew About Broken Things

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

If a fixture or appliance in your Indianapolis apartment breaks down, notify your community maintenance or management team immediately. A malfunctioning kitchen appliance could cause a fire or gas leak. Leaking plumbing can burst later or result in mold and water damage. Jagged edges or loose flooring can cause cuts and falls. You should also report broken things outside around the property, like playground equipment, fences, fallen tree limbs, and railings. The maintenance crew will gladly resolve these concerns for everyone’s safety.

Secure Each Of Your Entryways

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 occur. You probably can’t install an alarm system in your Indianapolis apartment, but locking your doors is a simple way to stop intruders. If you feel your locks aren’t strong enough, speak to the apartment management team about replacing them.

Address Pest Problems Right Away

Everyone has found a pest in their home at some time. But if you see a swarm of bugs or a rodent, take action immediately. Such critters can spread illness and contaminate your food. You’ll see lots of home pest control products at stores for a quick fix. But you should also get help from your maintenance team when finding infestations or rodents. They can hire an exterminator and repair holes and cracks where animals slip in.

Always Supervise Your Pets

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

Unsupervised pets can pose a danger to themselves and others, even in the most pet-friendly apartment communities. Never let your pet run wild where someone or something could harm 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 Neighborhood

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

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

Prioritize Good Fire Safety

Every house fire is tragic, but an apartment fire puts multiple households at risk. If your apartment management allows burning candles or grills, always take great care. Blow out candles before you fall asleep or leave. Don’t use open flames near children and pets. Or consider using candle warmers or electric candles.

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

Ask Our Maintenance Team At StoneBridge Luxury Apartment Homes For More Apartment Safety Tips In Indianapolis After You Move In

At StoneBridge, you’ll find friendly staff, spacious apartments, and luxurious amenities all in beautiful Indianapolis. We can’t wait for you to move in, so call 317-743-2959 or schedule a tour today to find your next apartment.