Summer is one of the best seasons of the year. For most individuals, summer offers the promise of sunshine, vacations, and fun. For single-family rental homeowners, summer is also a signal for you to perform critical maintenance tasks on your Kennesaw rental properties. 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 when it’s being used repeatedly. 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. 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. Because of this, the right property management company can be all that stands between having a safe, protected rental home and one that is a potential disaster.
Industry professionals 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. The frequency of chimney cleaning depends on the level of use, so it may be years before a chimney should be cleaned. The length of the time interval between required cleanings could lead to chimneys getting neglected and problems being only found once a resident tries 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 inspections and cleanings for the chimneys of your rental homes. Getting proper maintenance at the right time of year will ensure that your Kennesaw residents can benefit from that cozy winter fire safety.
At Real Property Management East Cobb, 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. With our competitive pricing and guarantees, you can be confident that your property is in the hands of the right people. Would you like to learn more? Please contact us online or call us at 770-622-5657 for additional information.