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Essential Apartment Safety Tips For Greenwood Residents

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

Everyone’s home has invisible hazards, including your apartment in Greenwood. Pests, broken things, unsupervised pets, lit candles, and more can risk your safety as well as others. Luckily, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everyone with a little precaution and help from your apartment’s maintenance team. If you’re concerned you’ve overlooked something, use our apartment safety tips for Greenwood Residents to help.

Report Broken Things To The Maintenance Staff

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

If an appliance or fixture in your Greenwood apartment breaks down, report it as soon as possible to your community management or maintenance team. Malfunctioning kitchen appliances can start a fire or gas leak. Dripping plumbing can result in mold and water damage or burst later. Rough edges or detached flooring can cause cuts and falls. You should also point out broken things outdoors around the community, like playground equipment, fences, fallen tree limbs, and railings. The maintenance crew will gladly take care of these concerns for the general 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 can still occur. You might not be able to install a security system in your Greenwood apartment, but locking your doors is a simple way to stop intruders. If you doubt the integrity of your locks, talk to the property management team about getting replacements.

Fight Pest Infestations As Soon As You See Them

Everyone finds a creepy crawly indoors at some time. But if you notice a lot of bugs or a rodent, get rid of them without delay. Such critters can give people illness and eat your food. You’ll find many home pest deterrents on the market for a quick fix. But you should also talk to your maintenance team if you have infestations or rodents. They can work with an exterminator and fix cracks and holes where creatues sneak in.

Watch Out For 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 living in a pet-friendly community. Don’t let your furry friend out alone where someone or something could hurt them. Only take them off a leash outside if your community 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.

We have 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 your car locked to prevent break-ins. And look for ice when driving or walking in the parking lot during winter.

Follow Good Fire Safety

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

Don’t leave a grill unattended, and put it several feet away from trees, buildings, children, and pets. Always extinguish flames by soaking the charcoal or completely closing the vents for a few hours before putting the grill away.

Ask Our Maintenance Experts At Verge Luxury Flats For More Apartment Safety Tips In Greenwood When You Move In

At Verge , you’ll find luxurious amenities, friendly staff, and spacious apartments all in beautiful Greenwood. We can’t wait for you to move in, so call 317-751-1744 or schedule a tour today to find your next home.