Summer is one of the best seasons of the year. For the most people, summer promises vacations, sunshine, and fun. For the owners of single-family rental homes, the arrival of summer also reminds you to perform vital maintenance jobs on your Westborough 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.
The inside of a chimney gathers layers of soot and creosote with regular usage. 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 start a fire in your rental house, but chimney cleaning is one thing that isn’t always part of regular maintenance plans. Because of this, the correct property management company can be all that separates a disaster waiting to happen from a safe, protected rental property.
Industry specialists recommend getting 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 often you clean the chimney varies according to the level of use, so it might be years before a chimney requires cleaning. The amount of time between required cleanings can lead to 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.
Rather than working on expensive repairs or liability problems after a fire has transpired, one should schedule regular assessments and cleanings for the chimneys of your rental homes. Arranging for proper maintenance at the right time of year will guarantee that your Westborough residents can safely have that cozy winter fire.
At Real Property Management Metro West-Worcester, we understand the hazards that could develop 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? Please contact us online or call us at 508-329-6000 for further information.
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