A J.C. Hart Apartment Community in Carmel, IN

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 apartment in Carmel. Pests, broken things, unsupervised pets, lit candles, and more can put you and others in danger. Fortunately, with a little precaution and help from your apartment’s maintenance crew, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everyone. If you’re worried you’ve overlooked something, our apartment safety tips for Carmel Residents will help.

Notify The Maintenance Crew Of 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 management or maintenance team immediately. A malfunctioning kitchen appliance could cause a fire or gas leak. Leaking pipes can burst eventually or result in mold and water damage. Jagged edges can cause cuts, and detached flooring can cause falls. You should also tell someone about broken things outside in the community, like playground equipment, fences, fallen tree limbs, and railings. The maintenance crew will gladly take care of such issues for the community’s safety.

Lock All Of Your Doors

Exterior view of high-rise Penrose On Mass Apartments with cars parked in front.

Even if you feel safe in your neighborhood and town, break-ins are still possible. You probably can’t put in a security system in your Carmel apartment, but locking your doors is a simple way to stop intruders. If you believe your locks aren’t strong enough, speak to the property management team about getting new ones.

Fight Pest Infestations Immediately

Everyone has seen a pest in their home at some point. But if you get a lot of insects or a small animal, get rid of them right away. These critters can give people illness and contaminate your food. You’ll see lots of 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 work with an exterminator and repair cracks and holes where creatues slip in.

Always Supervise 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. Don’t let your furry friend roam free where someone or something could harm them. Only take them off a leash outside if your community has a leash-free dog park. And ask neighbors not to pet your dog if it isn’t fully socialized.

Drive Responsibly Around Your Neighborhood

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

We have outside apartment safety tips in Carmel too, including driving safely. Respect the posted speed limits on the streets, look out for pedestrians, and don’t drive distracted. Keep car doors locked to prevent break-ins. And look for slippery surfaces when walking or driving in the parking lot in winter.

Practice Good Fire Safety

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

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

Ask The Maintenance Team At One One Six Apartments For More Apartment Safety Tips In Carmel After You Move In

At One One Six Apartments, you’ll find friendly staff, spacious apartments, and luxurious amenities all in beautiful Carmel. We look forward to you joining us, so call (317) 350-1941 or schedule a tour today to find your next apartment.