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 should also remind you to perform important maintenance duties on your Pasadena rental homes. For rental properties bearing fireplaces, summer is the best opportunity to clean the chimneys and pre-empt any possible fire hazards further along the road – before the cold weather comes and makes it harder to do chimney cleaning.
The inside of a chimney amasses layers of soot and creosote with regular use. If there is enough buildup, it can be an ample source for a chimney fire, causing damage to the chimney and potentially spreading to 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. For this reason, the right property management company can make the difference between a safe, secure rental property and a disaster waiting to happen.
Experts in the industry advise that you have 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 length of the time interval 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. The worst time to work on chimney issues is when it’s cold outside and your residents have a house full of smoke.
Instead of dealing with costly repairs or liability issues after a fire has occurred, it’s better to schedule regular inspections and cleanings for the chimneys of your rental homes. Having proper maintenance done at the right time of year will make sure that your Pasadena residents can enjoy that cozy winter fire safety.
At Real Property Management East San Gabriel Valley, we understand the hazards that could develop from neglected chimneys. That is why we give comprehensive maintenance plans that will guard your investment while offering you complete peace of mind. With our competitive pricing and guarantees, you can be confident that your property is in the hands of the right people. Would you like to find out more? Please contact us online or call us at 626-600-2884 for more information.
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