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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 possible threats, even your Indianapolis apartment. Lit candles, broken things, pests, unsupervised pets, and more can put you and others in danger. Luckily, with a bit of precaution and assistance from your apartment maintenance specialists, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everybody. If you’re worried you’ve missed something, use our apartment safety tips for Indianapolis Residents to help.

Report Broken Things To The Maintenance Crew

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 as soon as possible to your apartment maintenance or management team. Malfunctioning kitchen appliances can lead to a gas leak or fire. Leaking plumbing can burst eventually or result in mold and water damage. Jagged edges or loose floor materials can cause cuts and falls. You should also report broken things outside on the property, such as fences, fallen tree limbs, railings, and playground equipment. The maintenance staff will gladly resolve these issues for everybody’s safety.

Secure All 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 happen. You probably can’t put in an alarm system for your Indianapolis apartment, but locking your doors is a simple way to prevent an intrusion. If you believe your locks aren’t secure enough, speak to the property management team about getting new ones.

Address Pest Infestations Right Away

Everyone finds a bug indoors at least once. But if you see a lot of insects or a rodent, get rid of them without delay. Such critters can give people illness and chew on your food. You’ll see many home pest control products at stores for a quick solution. But you should also get assistance from your maintenance team if you have infestations or rodents. They can bring in an exterminator and repair holes and cracks where animals 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 others and themselves, even if living in a pet-friendly community. Never let your furry friend out alone where someone or something could harm them. Only take them off a leash outside if your community has a leash-free dog park. And ask neighbors not to pet your dog if people stress it out.

Drive Smart 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. Follow the posted speed limits on the streets, look out for pedestrians, and don’t drive distracted. Lock car doors to prevent theft. And watch out for ice when driving or walking in the parking lot during winter.

Prioritize Good Fire Safety

Every house fire is scary, but an apartment fire puts several households in harm’s way. If your apartment management permits grills or burning candles, always take great care. Put out candles before you fall asleep or leave. Don’t let pets or children play near open flames. Better yet, use candle warmers or electric candles.

Don’t leave a grill unattended, and keep it several feet away from trees, buildings, children, and pets. Always put out flames by soaking the charcoal or tightly closing the vents for several hours before putting away the grill.

Ask The Maintenance Experts At Block 20 For More Apartment Safety Tips In Indianapolis After You Move In

At Block 20, 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 463-777-2762 or schedule a tour today to find your next home.