For your comfort, safety and security while renting a Pullman residence, the following recommendations may apply.
Locate or purchase a fire extinguisher. Fire extinguishers are coded to reflect the type of fire they can put out. Some multipurpose extinguishers can be used on more than one type of fire.
Change the batteries in your smoke detectors every six months, and make sure the detectors are clean and functional.
Locate all possible exits in case of fire or other emergency. Make and practice an emergency exit plan.
Renters’ insurance, available from any local insurance agent, is well worth the small premium. Such insurance can provide protection for your personal property against such perils as fire, theft, and vandalism and may help to protect you in case of a liability lawsuit against you. Some student’s parents may have a homeowners’ insurance policy that could cover some, but not all of your personal items.
During winter break, do not shut off your heat source. Instead, set your thermostat to 50º to protect against frozen pipes and potential water leaks from broken pipes.
During all absences from your residence, be sure to lock and secure your doors in order to minimize your chances of theft or burglary.