Summer is one of the amazing times of the year. For a lot of people, summer holds the promise of sunshine, fun, and vacations. For the owners of single-family rental properties, the arrival of summer is a reminder for you to perform important maintenance tasks on your Lusby rental homes as well. For rental properties with fireplaces, summer is the most suitable time to clean those chimneys and divert any future potential fire hazards before the cold weather arrives and makes chimney cleaning much harder.
With repeated utilization, the inside of a chimney gathers layers of creosote and soot. If enough layers have built up, it could initiate a chimney fire, which could damage the chimney and potentially spread to the whole home. Even if your rental house catching on fire is the last thing you or your residents want, chimney cleaning is one thing that isn’t always included in regular maintenance plans. Due to this reason, the right property management company can be all that makes the difference between a safe and secure rental property and one that is a potential disaster.
Experts in the industry advise that you have all chimneys examined once a year. Monitoring that soot layer is important so that you will be certain of your rental home’s safety. How regularly you clean the chimney varies according to the level of use, so it might take years before a chimney requires cleaning. The time intervals between required cleanings could result in chimneys getting overlooked and problems being only found once a resident tries to light a fire in the fireplace. When it’s cold outside and your residents have a house full of smoke is the worst time to take care of chimney issues.
Instead of having to deal with liability issues or pricey repairs after a fire has already happened, it makes sense to schedule regular inspections and cleanings for the chimneys of your rental properties. Setting up proper maintenance at the right time of year will guarantee that your Lusby residents can safely enjoy that cozy winter fire.
At Real Property Management Gold, we understand the risks that could arise from neglected chimneys. That is why we have comprehensive maintenance plans to safeguard your investment while giving you total peace of mind. With our competitive pricing and guarantees, you can be confident that your property is in the right people. Do you want to learn more? Please contact us online or call us at 301-392-2172 for additional information.