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

Friends roasting marshmallows on a backyard fire pit The backyard fire pit is a famed and much sought-after outdoor portion that is designed to easily confine a fire while, in addition, bringing about warmth and enticement. Fire pits come in an assortment of sizes, forms, and materials, for instance, stone, brick, metal, and concrete, and add a very distinct and appealing atmosphere to an outdoor location, making it feel snugly warm and so inviting. Likewise, fire pits can be built to maximize and expand the use of an outdoor living space into the winter months, providing warmth and comfort.

When you allow a fire pit to be put into place at your rental property, there are a handful of considerations you can take to protect both your investment and your tenants. These are just a few examples:

  • Consider and verify local regulations and secure any mandatory licenses before developing or putting into service a fire pit.
  • Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby, just in case of an emergency.
  • Build your fire pit in a secure area, at least 10 feet away from trees, structures, and flammable items.
  • Set up a fire pit screen to inhibit sparks from flying out of the fire pit.
  • Always keep an eye on the fire and keep children and pets at a distance from the fire pit.


It is beneficial to always keep in mind that fire pits can be hazardous if not handled in the right way and safely. A poorly constructed or positioned fire pit, the faulty use of combustible materials, and a lack of oversight can all have devastating consequences. Here is what you should ascertain NOT to do:

  • Do NOT use gasoline, kerosene, or any other accelerants to initiate or maintain the fire.
  • Do NOT burn trash, leaves, or other materials that cause quite a lot of smoke or injurious fumes.
  • Do NOT leave the fire uncared for, even temporarily.
  • Do NOT overload the fire pit with more than enough wood, which can easily cause the fire to become unrestrained.
  • Do NOT use wet or green wood, which can bring about too much irritating smoke and sparks.


One of the primary reasons why backyard fire pit safety is highly critical is to elude accidental fires. A stray ember or spark can right away ignite nearby flammable materials, for instance, dry grass, leaves, or wooden structures. Furthermore, strong winds can carry embers outside the fire pit and kick off a fire in any place in the yard or even next door properties. This can cause much property destruction and even loss of life. By faithfully keeping the do’s and don’ts of backyard fire pits and any local regulations, you can help ascertain that your outdoor gatherings are really enjoyable and at the same time safe for everyone involved.

At Real Property Management Deluxe, we certainly comprehend what it takes to secure your real estate investment. Our wide-ranging and professional property management services tender careful oversight of your rental homes and can give you total peace of mind. You won’t need to be stressed about your residents inadvertently burning your Pillager rental house down when we’re on the job. For more really helpful information, For more information, please contact us online or call us at 218-454-7962 today!


Originally Published on July 20, 2018

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