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

Friends roasting marshmallows on a backyard fire pit The backyard fire pit is a well-known and sought-after outdoor feature that is configured to guardedly confine a fire while simultaneously giving off warmth and delight. Fire pits come in assorted sizes, forms, and materials, for example, stone, brick, metal, and concrete, and add a special atmosphere to an outdoor location, making it feel snugly enjoyable and inviting. Over and above that, fire pits can be utilized to expand the use of outdoor living space into the winter months, giving off warmth and comfort.

When authorizing a fire pit to be placed at your rental property, there are quite a lot of protective preparations you can take to protect both your investment and your tenants. These are just a few:

  • Study local regulations and obtain any fundamental licenses before bringing about or trying to use 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.
  • Put up a fire pit screen to hinder sparks from flying out of the fire pit.
  • Always tend to the fire and keep children and pets at a distance from the fire pit.


It is critical to always bear in mind that fire pits can be hazardous if not handled securely and properly. 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 be certain NOT to do:

  • Do NOT use gasoline, kerosene, or any other accelerants to build up or maintain the fire.
  • Do NOT burn trash, leaves, or other materials that cause too much smoke or dangerous fumes.
  • Do NOT leave the fire unsupervised, even for just a moment.
  • Do NOT overload the fire pit with more than enough wood, which can engender the fire to become riotous.
  • Do NOT use wet or green wood, which can create harmful smoke and sparks.


One of the principal reasons why backyard fire pit safety is great is to keep away accidental fires. A stray ember or spark can easily ignite nearby flammable materials, for instance, dry grass, leaves, or wooden structures. Not only that, strong winds can carry embers outside the fire pit and accidentally start a fire all over the place in the yard or even other properties. This can result in huge property destruction and even loss of life. By minding the do’s and don’ts of backyard fire pits and any local regulations, you can help make certain that your outdoor gatherings are amazingly enjoyable and yet very safe for everyone involved.

At Real Property Management Metro, we apprehend what it takes to guard your real estate investment. Our thorough and professional property management services furnish conscientious oversight of your rental homes and can give you total peace of mind. You won’t need to be agitated regarding your residents carelessly burning your Federal Hills rental house down when we’re on the job. For more practical and beneficial information, please contact us online or call us at 410-290-3285 today!

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