The gates, security cameras and management staff of your apartment complex offer certain protections, but there’s no substitute for considering your own safety. There are plenty of safety considerations to focus on year round, but here we’ll talk about a few precautions that are generally specific to summertime.
Community Pool Safety
Most apartment pools do not have active lifeguards on duty. That means it’s up to you to monitor your children and ensure their safety. Enforce a no-running rule and be sure to keep an eye on your kids at all times. They should know to never approach the pool without adult supervision. Additionally, be sure to clean up after you and your family since the pool is a community amenity. Anything you leave behind could become a tripping hazard to your neighbors.
Whether you’re allowed to have a balcony grill or you use the community grill by the pool area, always take precaution since you’ll be near an open flame. Any lit grill should be attended by an adult. Children should be told to keep at least three feet away for their own safety. Monitor your cooking food to prevent it from burning, which could lead to a fire. Remember to fully extinguish the flames and embers when you’re done cooking.
Many families take vacations over the summer, which may turn your place into a prime target for thieves who look for apartments and homes that appear to be temporarily unoccupied. You can reduce the risk of theft by making your apartment look lived in. Ask the leasing office to hold or collect your mail while you’re gone. Set lights and a radio to timers. It may also be helpful to ask a trusted friend or neighbor to check in on your place a few times, especially if you have pets or plants that need care while you’re away.
Ensuring your coverage is up to date also helps protect you and your family. Call Afformic Auto Insurance at (888) 888-0972 for more information on Dallas renters insurance.