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Safely Set Up Your Electronic Entertainment in Your Rental Property

Aug 17, 2021 1:01:37 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

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.

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.

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What to Do if There is a Fire in Apartments in Chico California

Jul 22, 2021 11:54:04 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

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.

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Staying Warm Inside Your Rental

Jan 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Winter is upon us in Northern California, which is usually the time that everyone turns up their thermostats and experiences the not so seasonal joy of higher power bills.

Add that to the extra energy you are already paying from having to spend more time at home and it can be a little overwhelming! But what if you could stay warm inside your rental this winter season without paying more for your energy bill?

We found 9 different ways you can help to warm your rental that have nothing  to do with turning up your heater!

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Having a Safe Thanksgiving in Northern California Rentals

Nov 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

This Thanksgiving is bound to look different than past Thanksgivings, and that's okay.

Some family traditions have been placed on hold because of the pandemic not wanting to risk anything in meeting together. Others have changed their traditions to accommodate all the safety measures so they can at least see some family members this holiday. 

With cases on the rise, the CDC wrote about how you and your loved ones can celebrate Thanksgiving safely whether you are traveling, attending a gathering or hosting one yourself. They have also added a few ideas on safe Thanksgiving activities you can do with your household or online! Read below to have a safe Thanksgiving in your Northern California rentals this holiday season.

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Beware These Current Scamming Trends!

Oct 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Ben Olberg

Crooks are creative. While they may lack other qualities like honesty and integrity, they certainly apply themselves when it comes to swindling people out of their hard-earned money. If you don't stay up to date on current scam trends you might just get taken advantage of. Did you know there are actually scammers going door to door dressed as utility workers and demanding payment for overdue bills? That's pretty bold, and a little scary. 

What about "Smishing" have you heard of that one?
Then of course, there are people who prey on the vulnerable, especially during crises like  a pandemic, watch out for them!

How do you avoid scams like this at your Chico apartment? Read on...

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New Apartment Living Safety Checklist

Sep 11, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

When you’re looking for a place to call home, one of the most important factors to consider is safety. Apartment living can offer a number of safety features, but there are some things that are easy to overlook when touring potential new places to call home. Here is a new apartment checklist to help you settle in and be safe and sound.

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10 Unusual Apartment Living Situations NOT Considered an Emergency

Jul 21, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Most of us know what to do in an emergency situation, call 9-1-1, but when you’re in an unusual apartment living situation do you know what’s NOT considered an emergency?

In other words, do you know when to disturb your apartment manager and when it’s up to you to put on your adulting hat and troubleshoot? The following scenarios should be insightful for you!

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5 Tips For Keeping Your Stuff Safe at Your Chico Apartment

Apr 30, 2020 2:02:35 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

When you're stuck inside for over a month and only leave your apartment out of necessity (i.e. groceries or toilet paper have run out), you can become lax in remembering to keep your stuff safe. 

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Holiday Cooking Tips for Apartment Living Safety

Dec 19, 2019 9:15:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

The holiday season brings anticipation of a certain kind to everyone. For some it’s being able to see family that live far away; others become excited to make that special holiday meal that only gets made once a year. No matter what you’re anticipating this holiday season there’s bound to be some kind of cooking going on.

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How To Get Your Rental Ready For Holiday Traveling

Dec 17, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Going out of town for the holidays can be exciting and stressful all at the same time! There are so many things you have to do before walking out the door like packing, wrapping any presents you need to take with you, securing the house, etc. 

With the long list of things that need to be completed before you leave, it's understandable if securing your home is just checking lights and making sure all the doors and windows are locked when you leave.

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Hignell Rentals is Your Home for Northern California Rentals.

At Hignell Rentals we have been maintaining and renting properties in the North State since 1970. We value relationships and caring communities, honoring and encouraging one another, unwavering integrity, uncommon generosity, and growth and innovation. We strive to provide our residents with a quality living environment across the North State in Redding, Red Bluff, Chico, Oroville and surrounding areas.