Summer is one of the best times of the year. For most individuals, summer offers the promise of sunshine, vacations, and fun. For the owners of single-family rental residences, summer coming means you should accomplish important maintenance tasks on your Winter Garden rental homes. For rental properties with fireplaces, summer is the most appropriate time to clean the chimneys and stave off any potential fire hazards from happening in the future – before the cold weather arrives and affect the chimney cleaning’s level of difficulty.
The inside of a chimney amasses layers of soot and creosote when it’s being used repeatedly. If enough layers have accumulated, it can be enough to trigger a chimney fire, damaging the chimney and possibly affecting the whole home. The last thing you or your residents want is to set your rental home on fire; however, chimney cleaning isn’t always part of normal maintenance plans. For this reason, the right property management company can be the difference between a possible impending disaster and a safe, protected rental property.
Industry experts advise that all chimneys should be examined once a year. It’s important to keep tabs on that soot layer so that you can rest assured in the safety of your rental home. How often you clean the chimney depends on how regularly you use it, so it could be years before a chimney needs cleaning. The amount of time between necessary cleanings can result in chimneys being overlooked, with issues only recognized once a resident has tried to light 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 dealing with 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 properties. Arranging for proper maintenance at the right time of year will guarantee that your Winter Garden residents can safely have that cozy winter fire.
At Real Property Management South Orlando, 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 the right people are handling your property. Would you like to find out more? Please contact us online or call us at 407-982-2000 for further information.
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