Summer is one of the greatest times of the year. For a lot of people, summer holds the promise of sunshine, vacations, and fun. For the owners of single-family rental homes, the arrival of summer also reminds you to perform vital maintenance jobs on your Palm Bay rental homes. Summer is the best time to clean those chimneys in rental properties with fireplaces to head off any future potential fire hazards – before the cold weather comes and makes chimney cleaning a lot more challenging.
The inside of a chimney amasses layers of soot and creosote with regular use. If enough layers have accumulated, it can be enough to trigger a chimney fire, damaging the chimney and possibly affecting the whole 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. For this reason, the right property management company can make all the difference between a safe and secure rental property and one that is an impending catastrophe.
Industry specialists recommend getting all chimneys inspected once a year. You should keep an eye on that layer of soot so that you can rely on the safety of your rental home. How regularly you clean the chimney is based on the level of use, so it can be years before a chimney needs cleaning. The elapsed time between required cleanings may cause chimneys to be neglected and problems being only identified after a resident has tried to ignite a fire in the fireplace. Cold weather with your residents having a house full of smoke is the worst time to deal with chimney issues.
It makes sense to schedule regular inspections and cleanings for the chimneys of your rental homes instead of dealing with expensive repairs or liability troubles after a fire has happened. Scheduling appropriate maintenance at a suitable time of year will guarantee that your Palm Bay residents can enjoy that cozy winter fire in a safe manner.
At Real Property Management Brevard, we recognize the potential hazards concerning neglected chimneys. That is why we provide comprehensive maintenance plans that will protect your investment while offering you complete 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 directly at 321-610-8022 today.
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