Summer is one of the best seasons of the year. Summer holds the promise of fun, vacations, and sunshine for a lot of people. For single-family rental homeowners, summer is also a signal for you to perform critical maintenance tasks on your Venice rental properties. Summer is the best time to clean those chimneys and reduce the possibility of fire hazards down the road for rental properties with fireplaces – before the cold weather comes and makes chimney cleaning much more problematic.
The inside of a chimney gathers layers of soot and creosote with regular usage. A chimney fire could occur if enough layers have built up, which can cause damage to the chimney and potentially spread to the entire home. Even though the last thing you or your residents want is to set your rental house on fire, chimney cleaning is not always included on regular maintenance plans. Because of this, the correct property management company can be all that separates between a disaster waiting to happen and a safe, protected rental property.
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. The frequency of chimney cleaning depends on the level of use, so it may be years before a chimney should be cleaned. The time between required cleanings can lead neglected chimneys and problems only identified after a resident attempts 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.
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. Having proper maintenance done at the right time of year will make sure that your Venice residents can enjoy that cozy winter fire safety.
At Real Property Management California Coast, we understand 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 the right people. Would you like to learn more? Please contact us online or call us at 310-535-2150 for additional information.
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