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

Friends roasting marshmallows on a backyard fire pit The backyard fire pit is a common and well-known outdoor feature that is purposed to adeptly confine a fire while, on top of that, bestowing warmth and cheer. Fire pits come in many sizes, forms, and materials, for illustration stone, brick, metal, and concrete, and add a distinct, homey atmosphere to an outdoor location, making it feel snugly comfortable and inviting. Aside from that, fire pits can be made used to effectively extend the use of outdoor living space into the winter months, easily providing warmth and comfort.

When you allow a fire pit to be used at your rental property, there are a lot of precautions you can take to protect both your investment and your tenants. These include the following:

  • Explore and verify local regulations and pick up any pressing licenses before building or trying out a fire pit.
  • Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby, in the event of an emergency.
  • Build your fire pit in a secure area, at least 10 feet away from trees, structures, and flammable items.
  • Make sure to use a fire pit screen to avoid sparks from flying out of the fire pit.
  • Always be in control of the fire and keep children and pets away from the fire pit.


It is necessary to not forget that fire pits can be hazardous if not handled reliably and well. A poorly constructed or positioned fire pit, the unfitting use of combustible materials, and a lack of oversight can all have devastating consequences. Here is what you should bear in mind NOT to do:

  • Do NOT use gasoline, kerosene, or any other accelerants to start up or maintain the fire.
  • Do NOT burn trash, leaves, or other materials that contribute to deleterious smoke or fumes.
  • Do NOT leave the fire unmanned, even for some time.
  • Do NOT overload the fire pit with a lot of wood, which can bring about the fire getting out of control.
  • Do NOT use wet or green wood, which can elicit a great deal of smoke and sparks.


One of the chief reasons why backyard fire pit safety is critically important is to suppress accidental fires. A stray ember or spark can straight off ignite nearby flammable materials, for illustration dry grass, leaves, or wooden structures. Likewise, strong winds can carry embers outside the fire pit and start up a fire anywhere in the yard or even closest properties. This can contribute to substantial property damages and even loss of life. By knowing and employing the do’s and don’ts of backyard fire pits and any local regulations, you can help make sure that your outdoor gatherings are pretty enjoyable and not dangerous for everyone involved.

At Real Property Management West San Fernando Valley, we grasp well what it takes to watch over your real estate investment and keep it safe. Our extensive and professional property management services afford faultless oversight of your rental homes and can give you total peace of mind. You won’t need to be anxious on the subject of your residents carelessly burning your Northridge rental house down so long as we’re on the job. For more useful and timely information, please contact us online or call us at 818-727-0100 today!

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