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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 hidden threats, even your Carmel apartment. Broken things, pests, lit candles, unsupervised pets, and more can put you and others in danger. Fortunately, with a little forethought and help from your apartment’s maintenance staff, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everybody. If you’re worried you’ve overlooked something, our apartment safety tips for Carmel Residents can help.

Report Broken Things To The Maintenance Team

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

If an appliance or fixture in your Carmel apartment breaks down, report it immediately to your community maintenance or management team. A malfunctioning kitchen appliance could lead to a fire or gas leak. Dripping pipes can burst eventually or result in water damage and mold. Rough edges or loose flooring can cause cuts and falls. You should also point out broken things outdoors in the community, like railings, playground equipment, fences, and fallen tree limbs. The maintenance crew will gladly resolve these concerns for everyone’s safety.

Lock All Of Your Doors

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 might not be able to install a security system in your Carmel apartment, but locking your doors is an easy way to keep intruders out. If you question the strength of your locks, talk to the property management team about replacing them.

Fight Pest Infestations Immediately

Everyone has found a pest indoors at some time. But if you notice lots of insects or a small animal, take action immediately. Such pests can give people illness and chew on your food. You’ll find lots of home pest control products at stores for a quick solution. But you should also get help from your maintenance team if you discover infestations or rodents. They can get an exterminator and fix holes and cracks where creatues come in.

Watch Out For Your Pets

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

Unsupervised pets can be a danger to others and themselves, even when living in a pet-friendly community. Don’t let your pet roam free where someone or something could harm them. Only remove their 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 Safely Around Your Neighborhood

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

Prioritize Good Fire Safety

Any house fire is scary, but an apartment fire puts several households at risk. If your apartment management permits burning candles or grills, always take precautions. Blow out candles before you leave or fall asleep. Don’t let children and pets play near open flames. Or consider using electric candles or candle warmers.

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

Ask Our Maintenance Experts At Lakeside Apartments About Apartment Safety Tips In Carmel After You Move In

At Lakeside, you’ll find spacious apartments, friendly staff, and luxurious amenities all in beautiful Carmel. We look forward to you joining us, so call 317-344-8491 or schedule a tour today to find your next apartment.