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The Do’s and Don’ts of Fire Pits Built by Your Carson City Residents

A Nice Little Fire Pit in the Backyard of your Carson City Rental PropertyOver the last several years, a widely held thing in outdoor recreation has been the backyard fire pit. More and more, courtyards and verandas are being renovated into expansions of the house, devised for enjoyable meetings and household use.

As the owner of single-family lodging homes in Carson City, you want your tenants to feel at home in your lodging properties, and that comprises of permitting them to, within intention, beautify the house and backyard in a modified way. But some objects, like a freestanding fire pit or a veranda fire area, are far more unsafe than others and present major hazards to both tenants and property landowners.

According to the National Fire Prevention Association, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits cause about 3,700 fires each year. Thanks to the notoriety of fire pits in recent years, harms associated with their use tripled from 1,330 to 3,608 in just six years. Various cities and counties also have regulations and rulings encompassing whether a fire pit or outside fireplace are even acceptable.

Obviously, correct setup and handling of fire pits can considerably diminish the perils involved. If you’ve decided to allow a fire pit on your property, there are things you can do to protect both your real estate investment and your tenants. Fire prevention experts recommend that a fire pit should be at least 10 feet away from any structure or neighbor’s yard, and placed on a non-flammable surface, such as bricks or concrete. Fire pits should never be placed under a veranda roof or low-hanging trees, and should never be used when windy or when air quality standards prohibit their use. The experts also advise never to leave a fire pit unattended and to watch children and pets carefully around open flames.

If you have a tenant that has installed or used a fire pit without permission, you simply cannot trust that they have taken the necessary precautions or that they understand basic fire safety. Not knowing about a fire pit on your lodging property won’t stop it from causing damage and injury, which is why the consistent monitoring of all areas of your lodging home is an important part of quality property management.

At Real Property Management Corazon, we understand what it takes to protect your real estate investment. Our comprehensive and professional property management services offer proper oversight of your lodging homes and can give you total peace of mind. You won’t need to worry about your tenants accidentally burning your Carson City lodging house down when we’re on the job. For more information, please contact us online or call us at 775-826-1414 today!

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