Summer is one of the best times of the year. For a lot of individuals, summer offers the promise of sunshine, vacations, and fun. For the owners of single-family rental properties, the arrival of summer is also a reminder for you to do vital maintenance tasks on your Denham Springs rental homes. For rental properties with fireplaces, summer is the best time to clean those chimneys and divert any future potential fire hazards before the cold weather comes and complicates chimney cleaning.
With regular usage, the interior of a chimney gathers soot and creosote layers. If there are ample layers built up, it can be enough to cause 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 covered by 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 possible disaster.
Industry specialists recommend getting all chimneys checked once a year. You need to keep an eye on that layer of soot so that you can rely on the safety of your rental home. The frequency of chimney cleaning depends on usage level, so it may be years before a chimney should be cleaned. The time between required cleanings can lead neglected chimneys and problems only identified once a resident has attempted to start a fire in the fireplace. The worst time to fix chimney issues is when it’s cold outside and your residents have a house full of smoke.
Rather than working on 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 homes. Arranging for proper maintenance at a suitable time of year will guarantee that your Denham Springs residents can safely have that cozy winter fire.
At Real Property Management Baton Rouge, we know the dangers that could come up from neglected chimneys. That is why we have comprehensive maintenance plans that will safeguard your investment while providing you total peace of mind. You can trust that your property is in the right hands with our competitive pricing and guarantees. Do you want to learn more? For more information, please contact us online or call us at 225-389-6860.