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Essential Apartment Safety Tips For Lafayette Residents

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

Everyone’s home has hidden threats, including your Lafayette apartment. Broken things, pests, lit candles, unsupervised pets, and more can put you and others in danger. Fortunately, with a little forethought and help from your apartment maintenance crew, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everybody. If you’re worried you’ve overlooked something, our apartment safety tips for Lafayette Residents will help.

Report Broken Things To The Maintenance Crew

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

If an appliance or fixture in your Lafayette apartment breaks down, notify your community maintenance or management team as soon as possible. A malfunctioning kitchen appliance could start a gas leak or fire. Leaky plumbing can burst later or result in mold and water damage. Jagged edges can cause cuts, and detached floor materials can cause falls. You should also tell someone about broken things outside on the property, like playground equipment, fences, fallen tree limbs, and railings. The maintenance crew will gladly take care of these problems for the community’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 can still happen. You might not be allowed to install an alarm system in your Lafayette apartment, but locking your doors is a simple way to stop intruders. If you question the integrity of your locks, talk to the property management team about getting replacements.

Fight Pest Problems Right Away

Everyone has found a pest inside at some point. But if you see lots of bugs or a small animal, take action right away. Such pests can spread illness and chew on your food. You’ll find lots of home pest deterrents on the market for a quick fix. But you should also talk to your maintenance crew if you discover infestations or rodents. They can bring in an exterminator and fix cracks and holes where creatues sneak in.

Always Supervise Your Pets

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

Unsupervised pets can be a danger to themselves and others, even in pet-friendly apartment communities. Never let your four-legged friend roam free where someone or something could hurt 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 it isn’t fully socialized.

Drive Safely Around Your Neighborhood

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

We have outside apartment safety tips in Lafayette too, such as driving safely. Follow the posted speed limits in your neighborhood, look out for pedestrians, and don’t drive distracted. Keep car doors locked to prevent theft. And watch out for slippery surfaces when driving or walking in the parking lot during winter.

Follow Good Fire Safety

Any house fire is scary, but an apartment fire puts several households in danger. If your apartment management permits grills or burning candles, always take great care. Put out candles before you leave or fall asleep. Don’t let children and pets play near open flames. Or consider using electric candles or candle warmers.

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

Ask Our Maintenance Team At Precedent Flats For More Apartment Safety Tips In Lafayette After You Move In

At Precedent Flats, you’ll find luxurious amenities, friendly staff, and spacious apartments all in beautiful Lafayette. We can’t wait for you to move in, so call 765-771-7085 or schedule a tour today to find your next apartment.