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Important Apartment Safety Tips For Greenwood Residents

November 30, 2022
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Everyone’s home has hidden hazards, including your apartment in Greenwood. Lit candles, broken things, pests, unsupervised pets, and more can harm you and others. Fortunately, with a little forethought and help from your apartment’s maintenance team, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everyone. If you’re worried you’ve forgotten something, our apartment safety tips for Greenwood Residents can help.

Report Broken Things To The Maintenance Crew

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If a fixture or appliance in your Greenwood apartment breaks, notify your community management or maintenance team immediately. A malfunctioning kitchen appliance could start a gas leak or fire. Dripping plumbing can cause mold and water damage or burst later. Jagged edges can cause cuts, and loose flooring can cause falls. You should also report broken things outside around the property, such as fallen tree limbs, railings, playground equipment, and fences. The maintenance staff will gladly take care of such concerns for everyone’s safety.

Secure Each Of Your Doors

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No matter how safe you feel in your neighborhood and town, break-ins can still occur. You probably can’t install an alarm system in your Greenwood apartment, but locking your doors is an easy way to keep intruders out. If you question the integrity of your locks, speak to the apartment management team about getting new ones.

Address Pest Infestations As Soon As You See Them

Everyone has seen a creepy crawly inside at some point. But if you notice a lot of insects or a small animal, respond right away. Such pests can give people diseases and contaminate your food. You’ll find lots of home pest control products 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 fix holes and cracks where creatues come in.

Keep Tabs On Your Pets

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Unsupervised pets can create dangerous situations for] themselves and others, even in the most pet-friendly apartment communities. Never let your four-legged friend out alone where someone or something could hurt them. Only take them off a leash outside if your apartment has a leash-free dog park. And ask neighbors not to pet 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 Greenwood too, such as driving safely. Follow the posted speed limits in your neighborhood, watch for pedestrians, and don’t drive distracted. Keep car doors locked to prevent theft. And watch out for ice when walking or driving in the parking lot in winter.

Practice Good Fire Safety

Any house fire is tragic, but an apartment fire puts multiple households in harm’s way. If your apartment management allows grills or burning candles, always take great care. Blow out candles before you leave or fall asleep. Don’t let children and pets play near open flames. Better yet, use electric candles or candle warmers.

Never leave a grill unattended, and place it several feet away from buildings, trees, pets, and children. Always put out flames by soaking the coals or tightly closing the vents for a few hours before you put away the grill.

Ask The Maintenance Team At Bayshore Apartments About Apartment Safety Tips In Greenwood When You Move In

At Bayshore, you’ll find luxurious amenities, friendly staff, and spacious apartments all in beautiful Greenwood. We look forward to you joining us, so call 317-886-1849 or schedule a tour today to find your next home.