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Need-To-Know Apartment Safety Tips For Carmel Residents

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

Everyone’s home has invisible threats, including your apartment in Carmel. Pests, broken things, unsupervised pets, lit candles, and more can put you and others in danger. Fortunately, with a bit of precaution and assistance from your apartment’s maintenance crew, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everybody. If you’re worried you’ve overlooked something, use our apartment safety tips for Carmel Residents to help.

Report Broken Things To The Maintenance Crew

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

If an appliance or fixture in your Carmel apartment breaks, notify your apartment maintenance or management team immediately. Malfunctioning kitchen appliances can cause a fire or gas leak. Leaky pipes can cause water damage and mold or burst eventually. Jagged edges or detached flooring can cause cuts and falls. You should also tell someone about broken things outside around the property, such as playground equipment, fences, fallen tree limbs, and railings. The maintenance staff will gladly take care of such problems for everybody’s safety.

Lock All 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 might not be allowed to put in an alarm system in your Carmel apartment, but locking your doors is an easy way to keep intruders at bay. If you believe your locks aren’t strong enough, talk to the property management team about replacing them.

Fight Pest Infestations Immediately

Everyone finds a bug inside at some point. But if you get a lot of bugs or other animals, take action without delay. These pests can spread diseases 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 assistance from your maintenance crew if you discover infestations or rodents. They can hire an exterminator and fix holes and cracks where animals slip in.

Keep Tabs On 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 in the most pet-friendly apartment communities. Never let your four-legged friend roam free where someone or something could hurt them. Only remove their leash outside if your community has a leash-free dog park. And discourage neighbors from petting your animal if it isn’t fully socialized.

Drive Safely Around Your Neighborhood

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

There are outside apartment safety tips in Carmel too, including driving safely. Respect the posted speed limits in your neighborhood, look out for pedestrians, and don’t drive distracted. Lock car doors to prevent break-ins. And look for slippery surfaces when driving or walking in the parking lot in 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 allows grills or burning candles, always take great care. Put out candles before you fall asleep or leave. Don’t use open flames near children and pets. Or consider using electric candles or candle warmers.

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

Ask The Maintenance Experts At North Haven Apartments For More Apartment Safety Tips In Carmel After You Move In

At North Haven, you’ll find friendly staff, luxurious amenities, and spacious apartments all in beautiful Carmel. We look forward to you joining us, so call 317-350-1875 or schedule a tour today to find your next home.