Here’s a glance at some things that property managers should be addressing so as to ensure Halloween burst without a hitch: How to prepare for Halloween
Keep walking paths well-lit (and clean): It gets dark earlier this time of year, which may make it tough for trick or treaters to see where they’re going. You’ll need to not only ensure that any walking paths are free from leaves and different debris, but also that they’re well lit. Well lit walking paths are safer and will help put trick or treaters relaxed. Parking lots and common areas should even have adequate lighting installed.
Keep pets indoors: Pets, uncommon situations, and high-energy activity don’t usually mix. while several pets could also be perfectly fine with trick or treaters going door to door in unusual costumes, it’s best to play things safe. Property managers should advise renters to keep their pets inside their homes throughout high traffic hours. This way, there’s no risk of a pet behaving unpredictably and probably scaring or injuring anyone.
Check smoke detectors: Jack-o’-lanterns want candles, and with candles comes the danger of fire. despite how careful renters may be, accidents still happen. That’s why it’s always a decent idea to check smoke detectors before Halloween and replace batteries as necessary. Failure to do so might lead to a fire, or worse yet, an injury or fatality.
Recommend flame-less candles: Speaking of jack-o’-lanterns and candles, why not suggest flame-less candles to your tenants this year? They still perform the ultimate end goal of illuminating the decoration and don’t come with any of the fire risks. If you would like to take things a step further, maybe you can even provide flame-less candles to tenants that they'll pick up in the office space of the complex if they’d like.
Check door locks: Halloween is meant to be all concerning fun and candy however that doesn’t mean that your renters shouldn’t take extra preventative measures to keep their belongings safe. After all, trick or treating means that there’s bound to be lots of people milling about the complex for candy. Noting this, we’d suggest that you ask renters to check their door locks and make sure that they're still working as they should, simply in case somebody tries to enter their property during trick or treating hours. On the same note, property managers should also consider making any vacant units on their property look “lived in” in an effort to discourage any break ins.
Remind renters of property rules: Finally, always make sure that you’re constantly reminding renters of any rules that you’ve set for your property. send a notice reminding them of set trick or treating hours, for instance. remind them of any curfews. And if you have any decoration rules, make sure to issue a reminder about that, as well. Do whatever you've got to do to make sure a fun, safe Halloween for all.