Summer is one of the greatest times of the year. Summer holds the promise of vacations, sunshine, and fun for a lot of individuals. For the owners of single-family rental homes, the arrival of summer should also remind you to perform important maintenance duties on your Duluth 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 built up, it could start a chimney fire, which can damage the chimney and potentially spread to 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. For this reason, the right property management company can be all that makes the difference between a safe and secure rental property and one that is an impending catastrophe.
Professionals in the industry recommend that you get all chimneys inspected once a year. It’s important to keep an eye on that layer of soot so that you can have confidence in your rental home’s safety. How regularly you clean the chimney is based on the level of use, so it can be years before a chimney needs cleaning. The elapsed time between required cleanings may cause chimneys to be neglected and problems being only identified after a resident has tried to ignite 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.
Rather than working on expensive repairs or liability problems after a fire has transpired, one should schedule regular inspections and cleanings for the chimneys of your rental homes. Scheduling appropriate maintenance at a suitable time of year will guarantee that your Duluth residents can enjoy that cozy winter fire in a safe manner.
At Real Property Management Executives Greater Atlanta, we know the dangers that could arise from neglected chimneys. That is why we have comprehensive maintenance plans that will safeguard your investment while giving you total peace of mind. You can trust that your property is in the right hands with our competitive pricing and guarantees. Would you like to learn more? For more information, please contact us online or call us at 678-504-8580.
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