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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 invisible threats, even your apartment in Indianapolis. Unsupervised pets, broken things, pests, lit candles, and more can risk your safety as well as others. Luckily, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everybody with a bit of forethought and help from your apartment maintenance staff. If you’re worried you’ve overlooked something, our apartment safety tips for Indianapolis Residents can help.

Notify The Maintenance Team 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, notify your apartment management or maintenance team right away. Malfunctioning kitchen appliances can cause a fire or gas leak. Leaky pipes can burst eventually or result in water damage and mold. Rough edges can cause cuts, and loose flooring can cause falls. You should also point out broken things outside around the property, such as fallen tree limbs, railings, playground equipment, and fences. The maintenance staff will gladly resolve these things for the community’s safety.

Secure 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 might still occur. You may not be allowed to install an alarm system in your Indianapolis apartment, but locking your doors is an easy way to keep intruders at bay. If you question the integrity of your locks, talk to the property management team about replacing them.

Address Pest Problems Immediately

Everyone has seen a pest inside at some time. But if you notice lots of bugs or a small animal, respond without delay. These pests can spread diseases and chew on your food. You’ll find many home pest deterrents on the market for a quick solution. But you should also get assistance from your maintenance crew when finding infestations or rodents. They can work with an exterminator and fix cracks and holes where creatues sneak in.

Keep An Eye 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 pet roam free where someone or something could harm them. Only take them off a 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 Community

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

We have outside apartment safety tips in Indianapolis too, such as driving safely. Obey 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 slippery surfaces when walking or driving in the parking lot during winter.

Practice Good Fire Safety

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

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

Ask Our Maintenance Experts At Penrose on Mass Apartments For More Apartment Safety Tips In Indianapolis After You Move In

At Penrose on Mass, you’ll find luxurious amenities, friendly staff, and spacious apartments all in beautiful Indianapolis. We look forward to you joining us, so call 317-661-4399 or schedule a tour today to find your next home.