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Essential Apartment Safety Tips For Carmel Residents

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

Everyone’s home has possible threats, including your Carmel apartment. Broken things, pests, lit candles, unsupervised pets, and more can harm you and others. Fortunately, with a bit of forethought and assistance from your apartment’s maintenance crew, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everyone. If you’re worried you’ve forgotten something, these apartment safety tips for Carmel Residents can help.

Notify The Maintenance Staff Of Broken Things

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

If a fixture or appliance in your Carmel apartment breaks down, notify your apartment management or maintenance team immediately. A malfunctioning kitchen appliance could start a fire or gas leak. Leaking plumbing can burst later or cause water damage and mold. Rough edges can cause cuts, and detached floor materials can cause falls. You should also report broken things outdoors around the property, such as fallen tree limbs, railings, playground equipment, and fences. The maintenance crew will gladly resolve such issues for everyone’s safety.

Lock 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 happen. You probably can’t put in a security system for your Carmel 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 replacing them.

Address Pest Problems Right Away

Everyone has found a bug in their home at least once. But if you notice a swarm of insects or a small animal, get rid of them without delay. Such critters can give people diseases and get into your food. You’ll find lots of home pest deterrents on the market for a quick solution. But you should also talk to your maintenance team if you have infestations or rodents. They can hire an exterminator and repair cracks and holes where animals come in.

Always Supervise Your Pets

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

Unsupervised pets can be a danger to themselves and others, even when it’s a pet-friendly community. Never let your four-legged friend roam free 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 dog if it isn’t fully socialized.

Drive Smart Around Your Community

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

We have outside apartment safety tips in Carmel too, such as driving safely. Follow the posted speed limits in your neighborhood, watch for pedestrians, and don’t drive distracted. Keep your car locked to prevent theft. And watch out for ice when walking or driving in the parking lot in winter.

Follow Good Fire Safety

Any house fire is tragic, but an apartment fire puts several households in danger. If your apartment community 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 candle warmers or electric candles.

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

Ask Our Maintenance Team At The Legacy Towns and Flats For More Apartment Safety Tips In Carmel When You Move In

At The Legacy, you’ll find spacious apartments, friendly staff, and luxurious amenities all in beautiful Carmel. We can’t wait for you to move in, so call 317-674-1318 or schedule a tour today to find your next apartment.