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

Friends roasting marshmallows on a backyard fire pit The backyard fire pit is a regular and much sought-after outdoor feature that is primarily designed to effectively confine a fire while, at the same time, presenting warmth and beauty. Fire pits come in a category of sizes, forms, and materials, by way of example, stone, brick, metal, and concrete, and add a beautifully distinct atmosphere to an outdoor location, making it feel cozy and inviting. On top of that, fire pits can be put into service to prolong and maximize the use of outdoor living space well into the winter months, allowing warmth and comfort.

When permitting a fire pit to be put up at your rental property, there are a whole lot of useful precautions you can take to protect both your investment and your tenants. These are as follows

  • Review local regulations and acquire any required licenses before building and using a fire pit.
  • Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby, before an emergency.
  • Build your fire pit in a secure area, at least 10 feet away from trees, structures, and flammable items.
  • Be sure to use a fire pit screen to repress sparks from flying out of the fire pit.
  • Always look out for the fire and keep children and pets at a distance from the fire pit.


It is imperative to keep in mind that fire pits can be hazardous if not handled cautiously and rightly. A poorly constructed or positioned fire pit, the incorrect use of combustible materials, and a lack of oversight can all have devastating consequences. Here is what you should make absolutely sure NOT to do:

  • Do NOT use gasoline, kerosene, or any other accelerants to start or maintain the fire.
  • Do NOT burn trash, leaves, or other materials that produce unbearable smoke or destructive fumes.
  • Do NOT leave the fire without supervision, even for a little while.
  • Do NOT overload the fire pit with a whole lot of wood, which can cause the fire to become uncontrollable.
  • Do NOT use wet or green wood, which can cause quite a lot of smoke and sparks.


One of the prime reasons why backyard fire pit safety is pivotal is to securely prevent accidental fires. A stray ember or spark can instantaneously ignite nearby flammable materials, by way of example, dry grass, leaves, or wooden structures. Besides that, strong winds can carry embers outside the fire pit and start a fire out in the yard or even in nearby properties. This can cause substantial property destruction and even loss of life. By taking advantage of and applying the do’s and don’ts of backyard fire pits and any local regulations, you can help determine that your outdoor gatherings are magnificently enjoyable and risk-free for everyone involved.

At Real Property Management Colonial, we carefully consider what it takes to take care of your real estate investment. Our intensive and professional property management services yield impeccable oversight of your rental homes and can give you total peace of mind. You won’t need to be worried and alarmed about your residents involuntarily burning your Vinton rental house down when we’re on the job. For more practical information, please contact us online or call us at 540-595-7411 today!

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