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Important Apartment Safety Tips For West Lafayette Residents

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

Everyone’s home has hidden threats, even your apartment in West Lafayette. Broken things, pests, lit candles, unsupervised pets, and more can harm you and others. Luckily, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everybody with a little precaution and help from your apartment maintenance specialists. If you’re concerned you’ve missed something, these apartment safety tips for West Lafayette 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 West Lafayette apartment breaks, notify your apartment maintenance or management team as soon as possible. A malfunctioning kitchen appliance could start a gas leak or fire. Leaking pipes can burst later or result in water damage and mold. Rough edges can cause cuts, and loose floor materials can cause falls. You should also tell someone about broken things outdoors around the property, such as railings, playground equipment, fences, and fallen tree limbs. The maintenance crew will gladly resolve these concerns for everybody’s safety.

Secure Each 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 may not be allowed to put in a security system in your West Lafayette apartment, but locking your doors is an easy way to deter intruders. If you question the strength of your locks, talk to the apartment management team about getting new ones.

Address Pest Problems Immediately

Everyone finds a bug inside at some time. But if you notice lots of insects or a small animal, respond immediately. These pests can give people diseases and contaminate your food. You’ll see many home pest deterrents on the market for a quick solution. But you should also contact your maintenance team if you discover infestations or rodents. They can work with an exterminator and fix holes and cracks where creatues slip in.

Watch Out For Your Pets

View of a river during the fall season the from Riverview Apartments

Unsupervised pets can pose a danger to others and themselves, even in pet-friendly apartment communities. Don’t let your pet roam free where someone or something could hurt them. Only remove their leash outside if your community has a leash-free dog park. And ask neighbors not to pet your dog if people stress it out.

Drive Smart Around Your Community

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

There are outside apartment safety tips in West Lafayette too, including driving safely. Obey the posted speed limits on the streets, watch for pedestrians, and don’t drive distracted. Keep your car locked to prevent break-ins. And watch out for ice when driving or walking in the parking lot in winter.

Follow Good Fire Safety

Every house fire is tragic, but an apartment fire puts several households in harm’s way. If your apartment management allows grills or burning candles, always take precautions. Blow out candles before you fall asleep or leave. Don’t let children and pets play near open flames. 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 put out flames by completely closing the vents or soaking the charcoal for several hours before you put away the grill.

Ask The Maintenance Team At Continuum Apartments About Apartment Safety Tips In West Lafayette After You Move In

At Continuum, you’ll find luxurious amenities, friendly staff, and spacious apartments all in beautiful West Lafayette. We can’t wait for you to move in, so call (765) 476-0886 or schedule a tour today to find your next apartment.