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

Friends roasting marshmallows on a backyard fire pit The backyard fire pit is an in-demand outdoor feature that is meant to properly confine a fire while bestowing warmth and glamour. Fire pits come in a variation of sizes, forms, and materials, for instance, stone, brick, metal, and concrete, and add a distinctively alluring atmosphere to an outdoor location, making it feel relaxingly snug and inviting. Besides that, fire pits can be put into service to optimize and extend the use of outdoor living space into the winter months, imparting warmth and comfort.

When you let a fire pit be set up at your rental property, there are several precautionary actions you can take to protect both your investment and your tenants. These include the following:

  • Verify local regulations and apply for any required licenses before building or servicing a fire pit.
  • Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby, in the off chance of an emergency.
  • Build your fire pit in a secure area, at least 10 feet away from trees, structures, and flammable items.
  • Put up a fire pit screen to repress sparks from flying out of the fire pit.
  • Always attend to the fire and keep children and pets at a cautious distance from the fire pit.


It is basic to know that fire pits can be hazardous if not handled exactly and safely. A poorly constructed or positioned fire pit, the improper use of combustible materials, and a lack of oversight can all have devastating consequences. Here is what you should establish NOT to do:

  • Do NOT use gasoline, kerosene, or any other accelerants to get the fire underway or maintain it.
  • Do NOT burn trash, leaves, or other materials that lead to so much irksome smoke or fumes.
  • Do NOT leave the fire without supervision, even for a quick second.
  • Do NOT overload the fire pit with plenty of wood, which can cause the fire to become unrestrained.
  • Do NOT use wet or green wood, which can induce heaps of bothersome smoke and sparks.


One of the principal grounds why backyard fire pit safety is so vitally important is to suppress accidental fires. A stray ember or spark can rapidly ignite nearby flammable materials, by way of illustration, dry grass, leaves, or wooden structures. Besides, strong winds can carry embers outside the fire pit and quickly start a fire out in the yard, or even adjoining properties. This can prompt huge property devastation and even loss of life. By adhering to the do’s and don’ts of backyard fire pits and any local regulations, you can help always make sure that your outdoor gatherings are amazingly enjoyable and safe enough for everyone involved.

At Real Property Management Dade, we are aware of what it takes to always keep safe your real estate investment. Our all-inclusive and professional property management services offer expert oversight of your rental homes and can give you total peace of mind. You won’t need to be alarmed about your residents quite accidentally burning your Homestead rental house down when we’re on the job. For more beneficial information, please contact us online or call us at 305-501-1511 today!

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