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 properties, the arrival of summer is also a reminder for you to do important maintenance tasks on your Rolesville 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.
With repeated use, the inside of a chimney gathers layers of creosote and soot. If enough layers have accumulated, it can be enough to trigger a chimney fire, damaging the chimney and possibly affecting the whole home. Even if setting your rental house on fire is the last thing you or your residents want, 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 potential disaster.
Industry experts advise that all chimneys should be examined once a year. It’s vital to keep track of that soot layer so that you can feel sure of the safety of your rental home. How often you clean the chimney varies according to the level of use, so it might be years before a chimney requires cleaning. The amount of time between necessary cleanings may result in chimneys being neglected and difficulties being identified only after a resident has attempted to light 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. Arranging for proper maintenance at the right time of year will guarantee that your Rolesville residents can safely have that cozy winter fire.
At Real Property Management Raleigh, we know the dangers that could arise from neglected chimneys. That is why we have comprehensive maintenance plans that are going to safeguard your investment while offering you total peace of mind. With our competitive pricing and guarantees, you can be confident that your property is in reliable hands. Would you like to find out more? For more information, please contact us online or call us at 919-481-0008.
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