Posted October 13, 2016 by RentJungle
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It’s inarguably the scariest month of the year and you’re bound to hit up at least one haunted house before Halloween. But what happens when living in your own home becomes a nightmare? There are some problems that can’t be helped but you can detect the signs of them before signing the papers. Other issues might seem like the end of the world but they’re easily manageable.

1. Creepy Crawlies
We dislike spiders just as much as the next person so, we understand if an infestation of the eight-legged menaces feels like a nightmare come to life. Clear the area around your apartment to make sure there are no dark places for them to hide like piles of leaves and other miscellaneous items stacked around the outside. To protect the inside of your home against a arachnid invasion, spider repellant spray can be purchased at home improvement stores, or you can make your own using household items.

2. Spooky Smoke
Having neighbors that smoke frequently isn’t always bad. If they smoke far enough away from the building and refrain from doing it indoors, you can probably get away with having a smoke-free environment. However, much of the time, that’s not the case and you’re forced to deal with smoke wafting in through your windows and stinking up your common areas. When you’re checking out the apartment before renting, keep an eye out for ash trays in common areas or outside. That’s a sure sign of a smoker! If you’ve already moved in and discovered your new neighbor to be puffing away like a chimney, befriend them. Once you’re on friendly terms, you can ask them to keep their smoking away from the apartment. They’re much more willing to oblige once you’re actual friends.

3. Nightmare Neighbors
We’ve probably all lived with that neighbor from hell at some point in our lives. They’re loud and noisy and inconsiderate to those around them. In an apartment building full of the everyday sounds of life, theirs are always loudest. The only good way of saving yourself from that suffering is to check it out beforehand. Visit the apartment during the day and keep your ears open for noise seeping through the walls. It’s impossible to tell how thin the walls are just from one visit but it might also be helpful to ask other neighbors about any sound issues before moving in.

Moving into a new apartment shouldn’t be a nightmare experience. Problems arise with everything but there are ways of both sniffing out potential problems as well as tackling the problems head on.

What’s the most nightmarish apartment situation you’ve ever been in and how did you solve it? Looking for your dream apartment? Rent Jungle has the tools to keep the nightmares at bay and the great apartments coming.
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