While wildfires are a big concern during the summer in Northern California, they aren't the only type of fires that can happen. Here at Hignell Rentals, we think it's important to discuss fire safety in apartments in Chico and Redding in Northern California. Use these apartment living tips to make sure you're actively trying to prevent a fire in your apartment.
Along with summer comes all of those vacations you’ve been planning for the last few months, or the spontaneous ones that just popped up on your radar. You’ve probably already thought through the kind of things you’ll need to get before you leave, but have you thought of your Chico apartment?
Leaving on vacation doesn't have to be stressful if you're prepared! Let your worries take a rest while you get some rest this summer.
If you read the news much, you'll come across stories of increased crime across the state. It's easy to find yourself wondering what you can do to stay safe in your apartment complex while living your day-to-day life. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe while living in your apartment complex.
Everybody loves the pool. When summer temperatures can spike well over one-hundred degrees, apartment living with pools are is in high demand.
Swimming is a great way to beat the heat without breaking the bank on your air conditioning bill. Apartment living in a diverse community means that people may have different expectations for behavior in and around the pool.
If you’re thinking that you only need insurance if you own a home, you’re not alone. We don’t want you to learn the hard way though, so to help make sure your apartment living season in life is kept safe and secure we’re here to tell you about five real-life stories that could happen to you.
Scenario One: The Lonely Candle Stick
According to the California Highway Patrol there were 180,939 vehicles stolen in California in 2020 (the most recent data). That's a value of approximately $1.6 billion. That doesn't even include the thousands of car break-ins where thieves just smash and grab cellphones and other items left visible in cars. San Francisco is having a car break-in epidemic, with a 32% increase in vehicle break-ins recorded in 2021 compared to 2020.
So how do you keep your ride safe from would-be thieves in your Chico and Redding apartments? Follow these simple rules to drastically reduce your risk...
One of the best ways to prevent potential stress in the face of emergencies is buying renter's insurance. There are so many different factors that could potentially cause emergencies that involve apartments in Chico or Redding California, and unfortunately we don’t have much control over preventing them.
What we do have control over is making sure you, the renter, are covered by buying renter's insurance. If you don’t have renter's insurance and are questioning the importance of being covered, then this blog is for you.
During this time of year it's getting colder and the sun is setting earlier, and we want people who live in Chico apartments to be safe. Living in a well managed apartment complex has many benefits, and it's important to prioritize safety so you can keep your experience as positive as possible.
Here are some tips for safe apartment living:
Setting up your home entertainment system is exciting. When you get a new TV or upgrade your game console you can’t wait to patch it all together. With "Black Friday" sales going on all week, you may be more inclined to end up with a new electronic device you'll be setting up soon in your Chico or Redding apartment.
But as you plug more and more electronics into that single wall outlet you start to wonder, “Is there a limit to how many devices I can plug into this? That’s what power strips are for, right?” Hold on! The power from a single electrical outlet is not an unlimited resource and it can be dangerous to overload it. Find out how to avoid tripping breakers or causing electrical fires by reading these tips.
While it may seem self explanatory of what one should do when a fire starts, you can never say it enough.
It's happening. You've done everything you can to prevent a fire in your apartment, but alas there is a fire in your kitchen and the smoke detectors are going off and there is no way you can tend to the fire.
Remember to stay calm and to take action immediately. In moments of panic simple steps can escape your mind, but if you repeat them aloud and commit them to memory beforehand you'll be more likely to remember them if/when the time comes.