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Essential Apartment Safety Tips For Westfield Residents

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

Every home has hidden dangers, including your Westfield apartment. Broken things, pests, lit candles, unsupervised pets, and more can risk your safety as well as others. Luckily, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everyone with some precaution and help from your apartment maintenance staff. If you’re concerned you’ve overlooked something, use our apartment safety tips for Westfield Residents to help.

Report Broken Things To The Maintenance Team

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

If an appliance or fixture in your Westfield apartment breaks, notify your community management or maintenance team immediately. A malfunctioning kitchen appliance could lead to a fire or gas leak. Dripping plumbing can result in mold and water damage or burst eventually. Rough edges or detached floor materials can cause cuts and falls. You should also report broken things outdoors around the community, such as playground equipment, fences, fallen tree limbs, and railings. The maintenance crew will gladly take care of such concerns for the general 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 might still occur. You probably can’t install a security system for your Westfield apartment, but locking your doors is a simple way to prevent an intrusion. If you feel your locks aren’t secure enough, speak to the property management team about getting new ones.

Fight Pest Infestations As Soon As You See Them

Everyone finds a creepy crawly inside at least once. But if you see a swarm of insects or a small animal, respond right away. Such pests can spread illness and eat your food. You’ll see many home pest deterrents at stores for a quick fix. But you should also notify your maintenance crew if you discover infestations or rodents. They can bring in an exterminator and fix holes and cracks where creatues slip in.

Keep Tabs On 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 in the most pet-friendly apartment communities. Never let your pet out alone where someone or something could hurt them. Only remove their leash outside if your community has a leash-free dog park. And discourage neighbors from petting your animal if people stress it out.

Use Safe Driving Practices Around Your Neighborhood

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

There are outside apartment safety tips in Westfield too, including driving safely. Follow the posted speed limits in your neighborhood, watch for pedestrians, and don’t drive distracted. Keep car doors locked to prevent break-ins. And watch out for slippery surfaces when driving or walking in the parking lot in winter.

Follow Good Fire Safety

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

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

Ask Our Maintenance Team At Union Street Flats For More Apartment Safety Tips In Westfield When You Move In

At Union Street Flats, you’ll find friendly staff, luxurious amenities, and spacious apartments all in beautiful Westfield. We look forward to you joining us, so call (317) 942-3629 or schedule a tour today to find your next apartment.