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Need-To-Know Apartment Safety Tips For Bloomington Residents

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

Everyone’s home has hidden threats, including your apartment in Bloomington. Pests, broken things, unsupervised pets, lit candles, and more can put you and others in danger. Fortunately, with a bit of forethought and assistance from your apartment maintenance specialists, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everyone. If you’re worried you’ve overlooked something, these apartment safety tips for Bloomington Residents can help.

Report Broken Things To The Maintenance Staff

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

If a fixture or appliance in your Bloomington apartment breaks, notify your community maintenance or management team immediately. Malfunctioning kitchen appliances can cause a fire or gas leak. Dripping plumbing can cause mold and water damage or burst later. Jagged edges or detached floor materials can cause cuts and falls. You should also point out broken things outside on the property, such as fences, fallen tree limbs, railings, and playground equipment. The maintenance crew will gladly resolve such issues for the community’s safety.

Secure 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 can still occur. You might not be allowed to install an alarm system for your Bloomington apartment, but locking your doors is an easy way to stop intruders. If you think your locks aren’t strong enough, talk to the property management team about replacing them.

Fight Pest Problems As Soon As You See Them

Everyone finds a creepy crawly in their home at some time. But if you notice a swarm of bugs or a small animal, respond immediately. These critters can spread diseases and chew on your food. You’ll find many home pest control products on the market for a quick solution. But you should also talk to your maintenance team if you discover infestations or rodents. They can hire an exterminator and repair cracks and holes where creatues come in.

Watch Out For 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. Never let your pet out alone where someone or something could harm them. Only remove their leash outside if your apartment has a leash-free dog park. And discourage neighbors from petting your dog if people stress it out.

Drive Smart Around Your Neighborhood

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

We have outside apartment safety tips in Bloomington too, such as driving safely. Respect 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 slippery surfaces when walking or driving in the parking lot in winter.

Prioritize Good Fire Safety

Any house fire is scary, but apartment fires put several households in harm’s way. If your apartment management allows burning candles or grills, always take precautions. Put out candles before you leave or fall asleep. Don’t let pets or children play near open flames. Better yet, use candle warmers or electric candles.

Don’t 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 you put away the grill.

Ask Our Maintenance Team At City Flats on Walnut About Apartment Safety Tips In Bloomington After You Move In

At City Flats on Walnut, you’ll find luxurious amenities, friendly staff, and spacious apartments all in beautiful Bloomington. We can’t wait for you to move in, so call 812-578-8827 or schedule a tour today to find your next home.