Summer is one of the year’s best seasons. For the majority, summer gives the promise of vacations, sunshine, and fun. For the owners of single-family rental homes, the arrival of summer also reminds you to perform vital maintenance jobs on your Southwest Waterfront rental homes. For rental properties bearing fireplaces, summer is the best opportunity to clean the chimneys and go ahead of any possible fire hazards further along the road – before the cold weather comes and makes it harder to do chimney cleaning.
With frequent usage, the interior of a chimney gathers soot and creosote layers. If there are ample built up layers, it can be enough to trigger a chimney fire, damaging the chimney and potentially affecting the rest of the home. The last thing you or your residents want is to start a fire in your rental house, but chimney cleaning is one thing that isn’t always part of regular maintenance plans. Because of this, the right property management company can be all that stands between having a safe, protected rental home and one that is a potential disaster.
Experts in the industry advise that you have all chimneys inspected 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 varies according to the level of use, so it might be years before a chimney requires cleaning. The time intervals between required cleanings could lead to chimneys getting neglected 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 work on chimney issues.
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. Getting proper maintenance at the right time of year will ensure that your Southwest Waterfront residents can benefit from that cozy winter fire safety.
At Real Property Management DC Metro, we recognize the potential hazards concerning neglected chimneys. That is why we offer inclusive maintenance plans that are going to protect your investment while giving you total peace of mind. With our competitive guarantees and pricing, you can be confident that your property is in the proper hands. Would you like to find out more? Please contact us online or call us at 202-269-0303 for more information.
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