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Important Apartment Safety Tips For Bloomington Residents

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

Every home has hidden threats, even your apartment in Bloomington. Unsupervised pets, broken things, pests, lit candles, and more can put you and others in danger. 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 concerned you’ve forgotten something, use these apartment safety tips for Bloomington 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 Bloomington apartment breaks, report it immediately to your apartment maintenance or management team. Malfunctioning kitchen appliances can cause a gas leak or fire. Leaking pipes can cause water damage and mold or burst later. Jagged edges or detached flooring can cause cuts and falls. You should also tell someone about broken things outdoors on the property, such as fences, fallen tree limbs, railings, and playground equipment. The maintenance crew will gladly resolve these problems for the general safety.

Secure All 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 happen. You might not be allowed to install an alarm system for your Bloomington apartment, but locking your doors is an easy way to keep intruders at bay. If you doubt the integrity of your locks, talk to the apartment management team about getting new ones.

Address Pest Problems Right Away

Everyone has found a bug in their home at some point. But if you see a swarm of bugs or a rodent, take action immediately. Such critters can give people illness and nibble your food. You’ll find many home pest deterrents at stores for a quick solution. But you should also get help from your maintenance team if you discover infestations or rodents. They can bring in an exterminator and fix holes and cracks where creatues come 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 themselves and others, even when it’s a pet-friendly community. Never let your four-legged friend 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 animal if people stress it out.

Drive Responsibly Around Your Neighborhood

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

There are outside apartment safety tips in Bloomington too, including driving safely. Respect the posted speed limits in your neighborhood, look out for pedestrians, and don’t drive distracted. Keep your car locked to prevent break-ins. And look for slippery surfaces when driving or walking in the parking lot during winter.

Practice Good Fire Safety

Every house fire is tragic, but apartment fires put multiple households in danger. If your apartment management permits grills or burning candles, always take great care. Blow out candles before you fall asleep or leave. Don’t use open flames near children and pets. Better yet, use candle warmers or electric candles.

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

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

At City Flats at Renwick, 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 812-578-7432 or schedule a tour today to find your next home.