Summer is one of the greatest times of the year. For the majority, summer gives the promise of vacations, sunshine, and fun. For the owners of single-family rental homes, the arrival of summer should also remind you to perform important maintenance duties on your Dickinson rental homes. For rental properties with fireplaces, summer is the most appropriate time to clean the chimneys and stave off any potential fire hazards from happening in the future – before the cold weather arrives and affect the level of difficulty for chimney cleaning.
With frequent usage, the interior of a chimney gathers soot and creosote layers. If there is an ample build-up of layers, it can be enough to trigger a chimney fire, damaging the chimney and potentially affecting the rest of the home. Even though the last thing you or your residents want is to set your rental house on fire, chimney cleaning is not always included on regular maintenance plans. For this reason, the right property management company can make the difference between a safe, secure rental property and a disaster waiting to happen.
Industry experts advise that all chimneys should be examined once a year. Keeping an eye on that soot layer is important so that you will be sure of your rental home’s safety. How often you clean the chimney depends on how regularly you use it, so it could be years before a chimney needs cleaning. The amount of time between necessary cleanings can result in chimneys being overlooked, with issues only recognized once a resident has tried to light a fire in the fireplace. The worst time to take care of chimney issues is when it’s cold outside and your residents have a house full of smoke.
Rather than handling expensive repairs or liability issues after a fire has occurred, it makes sense to schedule regular inspections and cleanings for your rental homes’ chimneys. Scheduling proper maintenance at the correct time of year will guarantee that your Dickinson residents can safely enjoy that cozy winter fire.
At Real Property Management Prestige, we know the dangers that could arise from neglected chimneys. That is why we offer inclusive maintenance plans that are going to protect your investment while giving you total peace of mind. You can trust that your property is in the right hands with our competitive pricing and guarantees. Would you like to learn more? For more information, please contact us online or call us at 281-532-5455.
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