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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 possible threats, even 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 help from your apartment’s maintenance team, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everyone. If you’re concerned you’ve missed something, our apartment safety tips for Bloomington Residents can help.

Notify The Maintenance Team Of Broken Things

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

If an appliance or fixture in your Bloomington apartment breaks, notify your apartment management or maintenance team as soon as possible. Malfunctioning kitchen appliances can start a gas leak or fire. Leaking plumbing can burst later or cause mold and water damage. Jagged edges can cause cuts, and detached floor materials can cause falls. You should also tell someone about broken things outdoors on the property, such as fallen tree limbs, railings, playground equipment, and fences. The maintenance staff will gladly resolve such concerns for everybody’s safety.

Lock Each Of Your Entryways

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 probably can’t put in a security system in your Bloomington apartment, but locking your doors is a simple way to deter intruders. If you think your locks aren’t secure enough, speak to the apartment management team about getting replacements.

Fight Pest Infestations Immediately

Everyone finds a bug in their home at least once. But if you notice lots of bugs or a small animal, take action immediately. Such critters can give people illness and get into your food. You’ll see many home pest deterrents at stores for a quick solution. But you should also notify your maintenance team when finding infestations or rodents. They can hire an exterminator and repair holes and cracks where creatues get in.

Keep Tabs On Your Pets

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

Unsupervised pets can pose a danger to themselves and others, even in pet-friendly apartment communities. Never let your pet 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 ask neighbors not to pet your dog if people stress it out.

Drive Responsibly Around Your Community

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, look out for pedestrians, and don’t drive distracted. Keep your car locked to prevent theft. And look for slippery surfaces when driving or walking in the parking lot during winter.

Prioritize Good Fire Safety

Every house fire is tragic, but an apartment fire puts multiple households in danger. If your apartment management allows burning candles or grills, always take precautions. Put out candles before you fall asleep or leave. Don’t use open flames near pets or children. Better yet, use candle warmers or electric candles.

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

Ask The Maintenance Team At City Flats on Tenth For More Apartment Safety Tips In Bloomington When You Move In

At City Flats on Tenth, you’ll find spacious apartments, friendly staff, and luxurious amenities all in beautiful Bloomington. We look forward to you joining us, so call 812-561-1974 or schedule a tour today to find your next apartment.