Should You Add A Fire Pit At Your Rental Property?
Are you thinking about adding a fire pit to your Beaverton Rental Property? If so, you’ve come to the right place!
Adding a fire pit is a smart investment to make, especially during the summer months, when people tend to spend more time outside.
In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about fire pits so that you can choose the best one for your rental property.
Gas Fire Pits
Gas fire pits are ideal because of the simple fact that once the gas is turned on, the fire pit will produce an instant flame.
Installing a gas fire pit may be more costly than a traditional wood fire pit, and they may require more maintenance during the year, but these fire pits also offer the following benefits:
- Adds A Sense Of Style to Your Outdoor Living Area
- Extends The Outdoor Season For Your Tenants
- They Turn On and Off Easily
- Gas fire pits hold Up Well to the Elements
Traditional Fire Pits
Before installing a tradition fire pit on your property, make sure that you are choosing a location that’s no less than 15 feet away from your rental property, and ten feet away from power lines. This is important because you want to have peace of mind that no sparks or embers will catch your property or nearby structures on fire.
It’s also best to study the prevailing wind direction online so that you can best determine how the wind will blow once the fire is lit.
The fire pit must by at least 44 inches wide and 14 inches high. These dimensions ensure that people will be able to sit comfortably at the end of the fire pit.
Regardless of the style of fire pit that you choose, it’s also best to add a fire extinguisher next to the fire pit, so that tenants can easily put out fires should they begin to get out of control.
Tenants should also be instructed about fire pit safety when they move in, including basic tips like the following:
- Don’t use flammable fluids (gasoline, lighter fluid, etc.) to light or relight fires.
- Don’t wear flammable clothing (like nylon) or any loose-fitting clothing.
- Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the fire.
- Avoid using soft woods like pine or cedar, because they can pop and throw sparks.
- Keep a fire extinguisher, garden hose or bucket of water nearby.
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