Apartment Safety Tips That Every Renter MUST Read
Safety and security must be your number one concern when renting an apartment. You shouldn’t compromise it for the sake of style, comfort and amenities. If it’s your first time to rent an apartment, here are few safety tips and advice that you must know.
Before signing the rental agreement:
Check all the cabinets for possible holes, cracks and damages. This is also a good way to see if there are any pests or rodents around the place.
Check all the plumbing and faucets for water leaks and problems in water pressure.
Check all electrical sockets and switches making sure they aren’t broken or loose.
On move-in day:
Check the smoke alarms and see if they are still in good condition.
Check possible fire hazards around and fix them immediately.
Have an emergency kit at hand for possible accidents that may occur during the day.
While living in the apartment:
Check out the fire extinguisher and see if it’s up-to-date and in good condition.
Don’t use or place flammable objects near fireplaces, space heaters or gas stoves.
If you are living on the higher floor, place a collapsible ladder near emergency exit window.
If you are renting alone:
Invest in good security system such as CCTVs, alarms and security bars.
Check possible entry point (easy to open or broken windows/doors) for would be burglars and fix them ASAP.
Close curtains if you are not home.
Don’t make it obvious that you are living alone.
These tips and advice can surely make your apartment life safer and more secure.