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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

Every home has possible hazards, even your apartment in Carmel. Pests, broken things, unsupervised pets, lit candles, and more can risk your safety as well as others. Fortunately, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everybody with a bit of precaution and assistance from your apartment maintenance crew. If you’re worried you’ve missed something, use our apartment safety tips for Carmel Residents to help.

Notify The Maintenance Staff About Broken Things

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

If a fixture or appliance in your Carmel apartment breaks, notify your community maintenance or management team as soon as possible. A malfunctioning kitchen appliance could lead to a fire or gas leak. Leaky pipes can cause water damage and mold or burst later. Jagged edges or detached floor materials can cause cuts and falls. You should also tell someone about broken things outside in the community, such as fences, fallen tree limbs, railings, and playground equipment. The maintenance crew will gladly take care of these concerns for the community’s safety.

Lock Each 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 are still possible. You probably can’t install a security system in your Carmel apartment, but locking your doors is a simple way to keep intruders at bay. If you question the integrity of your locks, talk to the property management team about getting new ones.

Address Pest Problems Immediately

Everyone has found a bug in their home at least once. But if you notice lots of bugs or a small animal, get rid of them right away. Such pests can give people diseases and nibble 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 team if you have infestations or rodents. They can send an exterminator and fix holes and cracks where creatues slip 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 if living in a pet-friendly community. Don’t let your pet out alone where someone or something could harm them. Only take them off a leash outside if your community has a leash-free dog park. And discourage neighbors from petting 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, including driving safely. Obey the posted speed limits in your neighborhood, look out for pedestrians, and don’t drive distracted. Lock car doors to prevent break-ins. And watch out for ice when driving or walking in the parking lot during winter.

Prioritize Good Fire Safety

Any house fire is tragic, but an apartment fire puts multiple households in danger. If your apartment community allows burning candles or grills, always take precautions. Blow out candles before you leave or fall asleep. Don’t use open flames near children and pets. Better yet, use candle warmers or electric candles.

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

Ask The Maintenance Experts At Midtown Flats For More Apartment Safety Tips In Carmel When You Move In

At Midtown Flats, you’ll find friendly staff, spacious apartments, and luxurious amenities all in beautiful Carmel. We look forward to you joining us, so call 317-597-4596 or schedule a tour today to find your next home.