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Essential Apartment Safety Tips For Sylvania Residents

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

Everyone’s home has invisible hazards, even your apartment in Sylvania. Unsupervised pets, broken things, pests, lit candles, and more can put you and others in danger. Fortunately, you can make your home and apartment community safer for everybody with a bit of precaution and assistance from your apartment maintenance crew. If you’re worried you’ve overlooked something, our apartment safety tips for Sylvania Residents can help.

Notify The Maintenance Staff About Broken Things

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

If an appliance or fixture in your Sylvania apartment breaks, report it right away to your apartment management or maintenance team. Malfunctioning kitchen appliances can cause a gas leak or fire. Dripping plumbing can burst later or result in mold and water damage. Jagged edges can cause cuts, and loose floor materials can cause falls. You should also report broken things outdoors around the property, like playground equipment, fences, fallen tree limbs, and railings. The maintenance staff will gladly resolve these problems for the general safety.

Secure 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 happen. You might not be able to put in an alarm system in your Sylvania apartment, but locking your doors is an easy way to stop intruders. If you question the integrity of your locks, talk to the property management team about replacing them.

Address Pest Problems As Soon As You See Them

Everyone finds a bug in their home at some time. But if you get a swarm of bugs or other animals, take action immediately. These critters can spread diseases and nibble your food. You’ll find lots of home pest deterrents on the market for a quick solution. But you should also contact your maintenance team if you have infestations or rodents. They can bring in an exterminator and fix cracks and holes where creatues slip 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 others and themselves, even in pet-friendly apartment communities. Never let your pet run wild 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 dog if it isn’t fully socialized.

Drive Safely Around Your Community

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

We have outside apartment safety tips in Sylvania too, including driving safely. Respect the posted speed limits on the streets, look out for pedestrians, and don’t drive distracted. Keep car doors locked to prevent break-ins. And watch out for ice when walking or driving in the parking lot during winter.

Prioritize Good Fire Safety

Every house fire is tragic, but apartment fires put multiple households in danger. If your apartment management permits grills or burning candles, always take great care. Blow 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 put it several feet away from buildings, trees, children, and pets. Always put out flames by soaking the charcoal or completely closing the vents for a few hours before putting away the grill.

Ask Our Maintenance Team At SOMO Flats For More Apartment Safety Tips In Sylvania After You Move In

At SOMO, you’ll find luxurious amenities, friendly staff, and spacious apartments all in beautiful Sylvania. We look forward to you joining us, so call 419-843-0855 or schedule a tour today to find your next apartment.