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The Do’s and Don’ts of Fire Pits Built by Your Victoria Residents

The backyard fire pit is a very well-known outdoor feature that is proposed to securely confine a fire while, along with that, offering warmth and allurement. Fire pits come in a number of sizes, forms, and materials, such as stone, brick, metal, and concrete, and add a distinctly attractive atmosphere to an outdoor location, making it feel relaxingly snug and inviting. Also be aware, fire pits can be used to effectively maximize the use of outdoor living space far into the winter months, granting warmth and comfort.

When sanctioning for a fire pit to be used at your rental property, there are some preventive actions you can take to protect both your investment and your tenants. These include:

● Ascertain local regulations and make sure to obtain any required licenses before setting up or employing a fire pit.
● Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby, in provision for an emergency.
● Build your fire pit in a secure area, at least 10 feet away from trees, structures, and flammable items.
● Employ a fire pit screen to stop sparks from flying out of the fire pit.
● Always check the fire and keep children and pets at a distance from the fire pit.

It is important to understand that fire pits can be hazardous if not handled carefully and correctly. A poorly constructed or positioned fire pit, the inaccurate use of combustible materials, and a lack of oversight can all have devastating consequences. Here is what you should ensure NOT to do:

● Do NOT use gasoline, kerosene, or any other accelerants to begin or maintain the fire.
● Do NOT burn trash, leaves, or other materials that stir up too much unhealthy smoke or fumes.
● Do NOT leave the fire overlooked, even for a short time.
● Do NOT overload the fire pit with more wood than needed, which can cause the fire to become quite unmanageable.
● Do NOT use wet or green wood, which can create too much smoke and sparks.

One of the critical reasons why backyard fire pit safety is much needed is to shun accidental fires. A stray ember or spark can instantly ignite nearby flammable materials, such as dry grass, leaves, or wooden structures. Additionally, strong winds can carry embers outside the fire pit and set off a fire wherever in the yard or even adjacent properties. This can stir up considerable property damages and even loss of life. By carefully executing the do’s and don’ts of backyard fire pits and any local regulations, you can help make sure that your outdoor gatherings are quite enjoyable and safe for everyone involved.
At Real Property Management Liberty, we ascertain what it takes to make safe your real estate investment. Our complete and professional property management services offer excellent oversight of your rental homes and can give you total peace of mind. You won’t need to fear with regards to your residents unintentionally burning your Victoria rental house down when we’re on the job. For more practical and valuable information, please contact us online or call us at 952-900-1717 today!

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