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Important Apartment Safety Tips For Carmel Residents

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

Every home has hidden dangers, even your Carmel apartment. Unsupervised pets, broken things, pests, lit candles, and more can harm you and others. Luckily, with some precaution and help from your apartment maintenance crew, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everyone. If you’re worried you’ve missed something, these apartment safety tips for Carmel Residents will help.

Notify The Maintenance Team About Broken Things

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

If an appliance or fixture in your Carmel apartment breaks down, notify your community maintenance or management team immediately. A malfunctioning kitchen appliance could cause a gas leak or fire. Leaking pipes can result in mold and water damage or burst eventually. Jagged edges can cause cuts, and loose flooring can cause falls. You should also report broken things outside around the community, like fences, fallen tree limbs, railings, and playground equipment. The maintenance crew will gladly resolve such concerns for the general safety.

Secure 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 are still possible. You probably can’t install a security system in your Carmel apartment, but locking your doors is an easy way to deter intruders. If you feel your locks aren’t secure enough, talk to the apartment management team about getting new ones.

Address Pest Infestations Right Away

Everyone finds a bug in their home at some point. But if you see lots of insects or other animals, get rid of them immediately. Such critters can give people diseases and chew on your food. You’ll see many home pest deterrents at stores for a quick solution. But you should also get assistance from your maintenance crew if you discover infestations or rodents. They can bring in an exterminator and fix holes and cracks where creatues get in.

Always Supervise 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 furry friend out alone where someone or something could hurt them. Only remove their leash outside if your apartment has a leash-free dog park. And ask neighbors not to pet your animal if it isn’t fully socialized.

Drive Smart Around Your Community

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

There are outside apartment safety tips in Carmel too, such as driving safely. Respect the posted speed limits in your neighborhood, watch for pedestrians, and don’t drive distracted. Lock car doors to prevent break-ins. And look for ice when driving or walking in the parking lot during winter.

Prioritize Good Fire Safety

Every house fire is tragic, but apartment fires put several households at risk. If your apartment management permits burning candles or grills, always take precautions. Blow out candles before you fall asleep or leave. Don’t let pets or children play near open flames. Better yet, use electric candles or candle warmers.

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

Ask Our Maintenance Team At Highpointe on Meridian Apartments About Apartment Safety Tips In Carmel After You Move In

At Highpointe, you’ll find friendly staff, spacious apartments, and luxurious amenities all in beautiful Carmel. We look forward to you joining us, so call (317) 342-0670 or schedule a tour today to find your next apartment.