Summer is one of the greatest seasons of the year. Summer holds the promise of vacations, sunshine, and fun for a lot of people. For the owners of single-family rental homes, the arrival of summer should also be a sign to perform important maintenance duties on your Milwaukee rental homes. Summer is the best time to clean those chimneys in rental properties with fireplaces to stave off any future potential fire hazards – before the weather becomes cold and makes chimney cleaning more challenging.
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 part of normal maintenance plans. For this reason, the right property management company can make the difference between a rental property that is safe and secure and a disaster waiting to happen.
Specialists in the industry advise that you have all chimneys inspected once a year. Keeping tabs on that layer of soot is essential so that you can be sure of your rental home’s safety. How often you clean the chimney varies according to the level of use, so it could be years before a chimney requires cleaning. The time intervals between required cleanings can result in chimneys getting neglected and problems being only found once a resident tries to start a fire in the fireplace. When it’s cold outside and your residents have a house full of smoke is the worst time to fix chimney issues.
It makes sense to schedule regular inspections and cleanings for the chimneys of your rental homes rather than with expensive repairs or liability troubles after a fire has happened. Having proper maintenance performed at the right time of year will make sure that your Milwaukee residents can enjoy that cozy winter fire safety.
At Real Property Management Greater Milwaukee, we understand the hazards that could develop from neglected chimneys. That is why we offer comprehensive maintenance plans that will guard your investment while giving you complete peace of mind. With our competitive pricing and guarantees, you can be confident that the right people are working on your property. Would you like to find out more? For more information, please contact us online or call us at 262-309-6961.
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