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Essential Apartment Safety Tips For Indianapolis Residents

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

Every home has hidden hazards, even your apartment in Indianapolis. Lit candles, broken things, pests, unsupervised pets, and more can risk your safety as well as others. Fortunately, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everyone with a little forethought and help from your apartment maintenance staff. If you’re concerned you’ve overlooked something, these apartment safety tips for Indianapolis Residents can help.

Notify The Maintenance Crew Of 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, report it right away to your apartment maintenance or management team. Malfunctioning kitchen appliances can lead to a fire or gas leak. Leaking pipes can cause water damage and mold or burst later. Rough edges or loose floor materials can cause cuts and falls. You should also point out broken things outdoors in the community, like playground equipment, fences, fallen tree limbs, and railings. The maintenance crew will gladly take care of such things for everyone’s safety.

Lock Each Of Your Entryways

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

Even if you feel safe in your neighborhood and town, break-ins can still occur. You probably can’t put in a security system in your Indianapolis apartment, but locking your doors is a simple way to prevent an intrusion. If you doubt the integrity of your locks, speak to the apartment management team about getting new ones.

Fight Pest Problems Right Away

Everyone finds a creepy crawly inside at some time. But if you notice lots of insects or a small animal, respond immediately. These pests can spread illness and nibble your food. You’ll see many home pest control products at stores for a quick fix. But you should also get help from your maintenance crew if you discover infestations or rodents. They can hire an exterminator and repair cracks and holes where animals slip 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 others and themselves, even if you live in a pet-friendly community. Never let your pet run wild where someone or something could hurt them. Only take them off a 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 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. Follow the posted speed limits on the streets, watch for pedestrians, and don’t drive distracted. Lock car doors to prevent theft. And look for slippery surfaces when driving or walking in the parking lot in winter.

Follow Good Fire Safety

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

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

Ask The Maintenance Experts At The Edge Apartment Living For More Apartment Safety Tips In Indianapolis When You Move In

At The Edge, you’ll find friendly staff, spacious apartments, and luxurious amenities all in beautiful Indianapolis. We look forward to you joining us, so call 463-345-4399 or schedule a tour today to find your next apartment.