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 properties, the arrival of summer is also a reminder for you to do important maintenance tasks on your Kalamazoo rental homes. For rental properties with fireplaces, summer is the best time to clean those chimneys and divert any future potential fire hazards before the cold weather sets in and makes chimney cleaning much harder.
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 set your rental home on fire, but chimney cleaning is one thing that isn’t always included on 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.
Industry professionals recommend that you get all chimneys inspected 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 much you have to clean the chimney hinges on the level of use, so it could be years before a chimney has to be cleaned. 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. The worst time to take care of 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 do schedule regular inspections and cleanings for the chimneys of your rental homes. Scheduling proper maintenance at the correct time of year will guarantee that your Kalamazoo residents can safely enjoy that cozy winter fire.
At Real Property Management Investment Solutions, we know the hazards that can arise from neglected chimneys. That is why we provide comprehensive maintenance plans that will protect your investment while offering you complete peace of mind. With our competitive pricing and guarantees, you can be confident that your property is in reliable hands. Would you like to learn more? Please contact us online or call us at 616-419-8880 for further information.
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