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Important Apartment Safety Tips For Bloomington Residents

November 30, 2022
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Every home has possible threats, even your apartment in Bloomington. Pests, broken things, unsupervised pets, lit candles, and more can harm you and others. Luckily, with some forethought and help from your apartment maintenance team, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everybody. If you’re concerned you’ve forgotten something, use these apartment safety tips for Bloomington Residents to help.

Notify The Maintenance Staff Of Broken Things

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If a fixture or appliance in your Bloomington apartment breaks down, notify your apartment management or maintenance team right away. A malfunctioning kitchen appliance could cause a gas leak or fire. Leaking plumbing can result in water damage and mold or burst eventually. Rough edges or detached flooring can cause cuts and falls. You should also report broken things outdoors on the property, like fallen tree limbs, railings, playground equipment, and fences. The maintenance crew will gladly take care of such problems for everybody’s safety.

Lock All Of Your Entryways

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Even if you feel safe in your neighborhood and town, break-ins might still occur. You may not be allowed to put in an alarm system in your Bloomington apartment, but locking your doors is an easy way to prevent an intrusion. If you doubt the strength of your locks, speak to the property management team about getting new ones.

Fight Pest Infestations Immediately

Everyone has seen a creepy crawly inside at least once. But if you notice a lot of bugs or a rodent, take action immediately. These critters can give people illness and get into your food. You’ll find lots of home pest deterrents at stores for a quick solution. But you should also get help from your maintenance crew if you discover infestations or rodents. They can bring in an exterminator and repair cracks and holes where animals get in.

Watch Out For Your Pets

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Unsupervised pets can create dangerous situations for] themselves and others, even in pet-friendly apartment communities. Never let your four-legged friend run wild where someone or something could harm them. Only take them off a leash outside if your apartment has a leash-free dog park. And discourage neighbors from petting your dog if people stress it out.

Drive Safely Around Your Neighborhood

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

There are outside apartment safety tips in Bloomington too, such as driving safely. Obey the posted speed limits on the streets, watch for pedestrians, and don’t drive distracted. Lock car doors to prevent theft. And watch out for ice when driving or walking in the parking lot in winter.

Practice Good Fire Safety

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

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

Ask Our Maintenance Experts At Echo Park Bloomington Apartments For More Apartment Safety Tips In Bloomington When You Move In

At Echo Park, you’ll find friendly staff, spacious apartments, and luxurious amenities all in beautiful Bloomington. We can’t wait for you to move in, so call 812-578-7394 or schedule a tour today to find your next apartment.